Flowfold, an outdoor retail brand focused on minimalist gear for everyday adventures, teamed up with two other well-known Maine outdoor brands — L.L.Bean and Sterling Rope — to create the made-in-Maine dog leash. The Trailmate Dog Leash comes from reclaimed Sterling climbing rope and will be sold in a variety of L.L. Bean stores, thus keeping materials from unnecessarily heading to landfills
Every Sterling climbing rope is made in the USA and inspected by hand. Rope that is not first quality is set aside, and that’s where Flowfold comes in. Flowfold, which made a name for itself by recycling non-biodegradable racing sailcloth to make wallets, repurposes the otherwise discarded rope to make fun and colorful leashes that are perfectly suited for you favorite furry friend.
The five- to six-foot Trailmate Dog Leashes come in a variety of colors and can be found either online from Flowfold or in L.L. Bean stores. The dog leases retail for $25.