Used climbing ropes are remade into dog leashes for Ryan Dempsey’s company Dog Patch SF. Climbers donate the (retired, though still robust and useable) ropes to the brand’s Ropes for Rescues Recycling Program, and they’re transformed into practical, sturdy leashes. Each climber also selects an animal rescue service or shelter to donate a portion of the proceeds. Every leash comes with a backstory, like this neon green “Nolan” iteration, which was mostly used in Joshua Tree National Park and will result in a donation to San Francisco Animal Care and Control.
“Nolan” Four-Foot Dog Leash