Here's the the answer to the question of what to do with the odds and ends left over from the rope manufacturing process. The eco friendly BlueWater Ropes K9 Cord Dog Leash is upcycled from new, clean, short dynamic climbing rope sections. They're sewn using a large bartack machine for a clean, strong hold, to restrain even the most enthusiastic dog. Upcycled, repurposed short climbing rope sections. Supple 7 handle opening for comfort. Super strong and durable. Corrosion resistant chrome plated spring snap hook. Made in USA.