WashashoreStore

Leashes and more crafted from what I find Washed Ashore

Killingworth, Connecticut · 469 Sales

WashashoreStore

Leashes and more crafted from what I find Washed Ashore

Killingworth, Connecticut 469 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

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Eliot J

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Announcement   Recycling and repurposing marine rope (and more!) that washes ashore, as well as rope that is retired from commercial or personal use.

This Etsy shop is primarily for custom orders, and the possibilities are endless! Message me to discuss what you are looking for or with any questions.

For a look at some more of our available inventory and collections, as well as where to find WashAshore Store leashes in store, visit us at www.WashAshoreStore.com

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 24, 2017

Recycling and repurposing marine rope (and more!) that washes ashore, as well as rope that is retired from commercial or personal use.

This Etsy shop is primarily for custom orders, and the possibilities are endless! Message me to discuss what you are looking for or with any questions.

For a look at some more of our available inventory and collections, as well as where to find WashAshore Store leashes in store, visit us at www.WashAshoreStore.com

Eliot J

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Eliot J

Galilee Reclaimed Rope Leashes and Leadlines

Galilee Reclaimed Rope Leashes and Leadlines

$20.00

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Cross-Body Leash

Cross-Body Leash

$30.00

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Blue Block Island Rope Leash

Blue Block Island Rope Leash

$20.00

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Yellow York, Maine Reclaimed Rope Leash

Yellow York, Maine Reclaimed Rope Leash

$30.00

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Large Teal Anchor Hook on Driftwood

Large Teal Anchor Hook on Driftwood

$30.00

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Achored to Driftwood

Achored to Driftwood

$30.00

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Seahorse Hooks

Seahorse Hooks

$20.00

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Teal Kelp Line Leash

Teal Kelp Line Leash

$15.00

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Block Island Collection

Block Island Collection

$20.00

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Royal Purple Reclaimed Marine Rope Dog Leash

Royal Purple Reclaimed Marine Rope Dog Leash

$30.00

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Knotty Cat Toys

Knotty Cat Toys

$0.20

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Handstamped ID Tags and Charms

Handstamped ID Tags and Charms

$4.00 Free shipping

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5 out of 5 stars
(76)
Brittany

Brittany on Dec 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Claire Cettel

Claire Cettel on Dec 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality hardware, like all the leashes. All the leashes could be made with different types of ripe, because they are salvaged. This one is great for a long lead leash, but I like the softer leashes for a daily walking leash.

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Updates

This photo is to announce our Instagram anniversary sale! As of today, Saturday February 11, 2017, the @WashAshoreStore Instagram account is 1 year old! In honor of that prices are what they were when the shop first opened a year ago. Enjoy & thank you

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White with blue tracers rope leash

White with blue tracers rope leash

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MAJOR sale going on NOW! All pre-made leashes have major price drops, 50% off and more on most! Visit the "Super sale: Pre-made" section on Etsy for all the sale items! All pre-made items available to ship out this week!
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6 foot Cat Island Float rope leash

6 foot Cat Island Float rope leash

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Haul from Tuesday October 4th on Block Island! Inventory is limited for now so order before the supply is out!

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Block Island Collection

Block Island Collection

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About

Upcycling marine debris into fun and functional leashes, collars, and more!

How it all began: I would take daily walks on the beach near my home with my dogs. Each day we would pick up as much trash as we could and throw it out on our way home. However, after a winter storm surge (blizzard Jonas, January 2016) we found large piles of rope, along with much more debris from the ocean, and decided to begin to upcycle the rope and driftwood.

I have been a dog walker (among other things) and in the pet care industry for a decade, in addition to owning dogs my entire life. I have a good idea of what is functional and practical with dog leashes and enjoy incorporating these styles into what I make. In addition to making what I already want to design I also love hearing from followers what they would like to see.

Raised in a nautical, dog loving and "green" centric family has made this new endeavor very exciting, and natural.

Due to only having what I find available there is a limited supply of each rope at any given time. Though I have over two dozen pre-made leashes available, I prefer to make leashes and slip collars custom as opposed to creating something that isn't exactly what people are looking to create for their dogs.

Each leash and collar come with a tag noting where (and some when) the rope used was found. The tag is tied on with scrap rope and string, also found washed ashore.
Each order also ships with a coupon code for a free sample of The Honest Kitchen food.

I am very excited to be putting multiple passions together to create these leashes and collars and would love feedback both from customers and dog enthusiasts in order to best provide what everyone is looking for.

All rope is found washed ashore, mostly on Boston area beaches, and goes through a 2 day cleaning process prior to any assembly or storage for pre- assembly. All clip hardware is new and marine grade.

I will be accepting back any purchased leashes and collars to be re-upcycled. Purchaser will be responsible for shipping cost but will get a discount on a new item for their trade. Contact me for more details.

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Shop members

  • Eliot J

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Nomad, primarily based in New England with my 3 adopted dogs and cat.

  • Ember

    Assistant, Muse

    Ember is my 5 year old Bernese Mountain dog who Eliot adopted when she was 10 months old. Ember was born with severe hip dysplasia but is doing well thanks to our active lifestyle. Follow her on Instagram at @Ember_the_Berner ! #EmberTheBerner

Production partners

  • New England Axe Works

    Oxford, CT

    Nick of New England Axe Works helps restore, upscale, and create pieces great, practical pieces crafted from wood I find washed ashore during New England area beach cleanups.

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More information

Last updated on Dec 7, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Machine wash alone with some detergent in hot water (cold if you need to get excessive staining out) or hand wash.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale pricing is available of orders of 10 or more. Send me a message to inquire about specifics based on what you are looking for.

Where do you find the rope?

All Wash Ashore Store leashes, collars and fobs are crafted from rope I find washed ashore on my travels (*unless otherwise reclaimed, ex. Fishing buybacks or donations), primarily in the northeastern US. Most of the rope that is found washed ashore is from lobster pots that break free during storm surges or from commercial fishing boats. However, I also find some rope from private boats, which tends to be more of a cotton blend.