The handle piece is made with a durable 100% virgin wool that provides you with a soft and warm cushioning and it matches our wool collar designs perfectly.
The lead piece is made with Swedish “överfettet” vegetable tanned leather that has been completely immersed in vegetable fat, making it exceptionally resistant to the elements and very hardwearing. This leather will never get stiff and dry in the cold or after a rainy day.
The Rhye range of leads and handles are designed to be modular so that you can mix or match colours to your Canem collars. The modular design also lets you change to different length leads, attach more than one lead to one handle or even attach a “twin lead”.
Note! This product is Made To Order, which means that it is produced for YOU and only after confirmed order. It will take Thea and her team up to three weeks to make your product, so remember to add this to the shipping time.
- Vegetable tanned leather
- Solid cast brass hardware. (Nickel free)
- Durable 100% virgin wool
How its made
Excellent working conditions
This product is made by hand by Thea, the human, in her studio located in Norway.
Supporting traditional skills
This product is handcrafted, made to last, and every aspect of the production is done with quality and craftmanship in mind. By using old techniques of leather craftmanship, Thea is preserving local heritage and keeping handcraft in mind.
Use of holistic leather
The leather used in this product comes from the food industry and the whole animal is used for food purposes.
This product is saving water by being produced with organic raw material. The organic way of producing not only eliminate use of harmful chemicals but also reduced water use.
No toxic chemicals are used in the growing of organic silk, the process is slower and does not wear out the natural resources, instead working with circular mindset.
The colouring process and treatment of this leather is done in a controlled manner and where all chemicals are used in a controlled manner, and no contaminated water runs out into nature.
Reducing waste with made to order
All Canem products are made on demand, not before you order them, which also saves the environment from overproduction.
Leather is a material that loves to get used! When properly taken care of it ages gracefully and will last you a lifetime.
Clean with a damp cotton cloth and leave to dry. When dry, apply a thin layer of leather fat with a soft shoe brush, a soft cotton cloth or even better – directly with your hands. We recommend using a colour neutral colour, natural leather fat without silicones. A natural, chemical free leather fat will agree with your dogs coat too.
After washing or after a wet and rainy day out, it’s a good idea to let your leather goods dry at room temperature. If the leather is dried in high temperatures, for example on a warm bathroom floor or radiator, it might retract and get dry and stiff. We use only vegetable tanned leather for all the products that will be in contact with your dogs skin and fur. Vegetable tanned basically means that the leather has been dyed with natural products like oak, spruce bark, quebracho, olive leaves and mimosa bark. By using vegetable tanned leather, we eliminate the risk of allergies that can be caused by chrome tanned leather. Vegetable tanned leather will age more naturally than chrome tanned and this will result in a more individual look over time. Nude coloured products will get darker when used and when leather fat or conditioner is applied. In summary: use your leather goods as much as possible, keep them clean and apply fat and love on occasion.
In summary: use your leather goods as much as possible, keep them clean and apply fat and love on occasion.
Brass is a metal that is completely free of nickel. We use solid brass hardware in our products to eliminate the risk of nickel allergies. It is also a beautiful material that ages with grace. Because the hardware we use is solid cast, there will never be any unwanted change in colour. Brass however can get dull over time, to get it all nice and shiny again you can simply use a brass polish and wipe with a damp cloth or use some pretty cool natural tricks:
Option 1 – Ketchup!
Simply rub a thin layer onto the brass, let sit for an hour or so and then clean with hot soapy water.
Option 2 – For more heavily tarnished brass
1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp of salt into a small bowl. Mix the ingredients together and apply a thick layer of the paste onto the brass. Then simply rinse off with cool water.
Mother nature took care of this one for you. Wool is self cleaning and has a great natural ability to prevent bad odours. For a quick and easy clean you can simply hang your woollen stuff in damp shower air or out in a fresh natural breeze and your dogs smelly adventures will be gone overnight. Stains can be removed with a damp cloth.
If you are feeling the need for a more thorough cleaning, all our wool products can be washed on a 30 degree machine wool cycle. When laundering use a wool suitable detergent. For more heavy products like blankets its a good idea to lay them out flat to dry so they don’t stretch out of shape.
This product is shipped from Norway
For Norway: go shop at our Norwegian site
Rest of the world: taxes and duties may apply upon arrival (find out more here)
2-5 business days for Europe
Rest of the world
5-10 business days
All orders are shipped DHL or UPS with full tracking.
14 days open return from the day you receive your order. Returns must be sent and payed for by customer and shipping fee is not refundable. Want to return a product? Mail us here and use your ordering number, and we will follow up.