WashashoreStore

Leashes and more crafted from what I find Washed Ashore

Killingworth, Connecticut | 485 Sales

WashashoreStore

Leashes and more crafted from what I find Washed Ashore

Killingworth, Connecticut 485 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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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 Jun 1, 2018

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

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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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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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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.

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 Bernese Mountain dog who I 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

  • Cleo

    Assistant

    Cleo was adopted in May 2013 when she was a year and a half. She helps supervise cleanups and production.

  • Pandora

    Supervisor, Product Tester

    I found Pandora and her family in a parking lot in September 2014. Her parents were able to be TNR and cared for by shop workers; I brought her and her 3 brothers home. Pandora was the runt and sick, so she stayed with me; her brothers were placed.

Production partners

  • Little Red Hen Cottage

    East Haddam, CT

    The Little Red Hen Cottage is a local maker or grain bag totes (and more!). I reached out to this mother daughter team to help me upcycle our farm’s and friend’s grain bags into tote bags.

  • 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.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Machine wash alone (or with other pet items such as bedding) with some detergent in cold water or hand wash. For dyed line, was alone or hand wash the first time.

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.