Materials & Technology
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Better Than Ballistic™

Eco-Tough Fabric


In the realm of fabrics, the term Ballistic carries historical weight, tracing back to the Vietnam War. It was the chosen soft armor for military jackets, a dense amalgamation of layers strategically laminated to counter exploding shrapnel. Yet, as the '70s unfolded, military armor underwent a transformation, embracing the lightweight prowess of Kevlar® and ceramic plate technologies, capable of thwarting real bullets. Stepping into the '80s, Ballistic fabric transitioned into the consumer market. A heavyweight contender during an era enamored with robust luggage, the term 'ballistic' struck a chord with consumers, etching itself into the fabric of choice. Companies started using it for everything from dog beds to outdoor goods. While its slick finish, robust weave, and commendable strength maintain its appeal, our fabric, proudly goes Beyond Ballistic™, and takes these qualities to new heights, offering a triple layered textile that outshines these dated “Ballistic” fabrics in comfort, resilience, and performance. We've created a new fabric engineered for a dog's lifestyle.

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100% Waterprooof

Fused Core™ Orthopedic Mattress


Built for rough-and-tumble dogs, this one-piece marvel is tougher than nails. Heat-welded seams and a fused, waterproof design ensure it withstands digging, scratching, occasional chewing, and *all moisture. Use it solo for durability or add the quilted water-resistant liner and a cover for a soft touch. The ultimate blend of toughness and comfort for your pup. The molecular friction of the high-frequency energy used to weld this fabric together causes the materials to heat up and fuse, creating a seam that's not only 100% waterproof but often stronger than the original material.

To clean, wipe down with water, cleaners, or hose it off. This heavy duty cover can stand up to most cleaners.

*This mattress has a hydrophobic valve that lets the mattress breath while keeping water, bugs, or other foreign materials out. If used with a cover, the valve plug can be removed for airflow and breathability. If used on its own, or outside, consider leaving the plug in for extra protection from the elements.

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Never Washes Out

Eco-Clean StayFresh® Technology


The treatment is Bluesign® approved, which means it meets rigorous independent environmental and product life cycle standards. It uses a low concentration of natural recycled silver salt (silver chloride) which is naturally found in both water and soil, to which effectively get rid of bacteria, fungi and other microbes. StayFresh® is applied in the last stages of the production, and is only active on the textile itself and interfere with your natural skin flora.

Our technology keeps products smelling fresh for longer by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria. This natural antimicrobial technology helps reduce your pet’s exposure to potentially harmful bacteria. It also helps tackle the build-up of allergens in products, preventing allergies in pets and their parents.

StayFresh® eliminates microorganisms responsible for material damage, enabling you to wash items less frequently, extending products’ expected lifespan, so you don’t have to replace them as frequently.

Field and lab tests show that it lasts the entire life-cycle of our products, never washing out or degrading over time. Even after 200 washes, its effectiveness will be just as effective as day one.

-No harsh chemicals

-No nano technology

...Those are our guidelines

 

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Hidden, Water Resistant Zipper Chain


Our hidden zipper chains are water repellent zippers that are created by laminating a coating on the backside of a coil zipper. Perfect for indoor or outdoor applications that require moisture protection, in our case, protection from accidents, drool, and other mud or water our most adventurous pups may bring into the house. Flawlessly blending into the seams of the fabric, hidden zipper chains help remove the urge to chew that some dogs may have. The addition of this specialty zipper on our tough bed covers makes them easily removable and washable.

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Custom CNC Milled

Aluminum Hardware


Our custom aluminum hardware is designed to exemplify style and function in every aspect. Engineered for lightweight durability, it complements the rugged charm of our pet products. Aluminum's natural resistance to rust ensures it can withstand the demands of outdoor adventures, making it ideal for pet gear that faces the elements. Moreover, aluminum is highly recyclable, promoting a more sustainable and eco-conscious manufacturing process. Beyond its eco friendliness, aluminum is prized for its strength-to-weight ratio, ensuring our hardware remains robust yet doesn't weigh your pet down. It's also temperature resistant, meaning it won't become unbearably hot or cold in extreme weather. When you choose Black Lab's pet gear with custom aluminum hardware, you're investing in both style and resilience for you and your pup.

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Oeko-Tex® & Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certified

Recycled Fabric


Our Eco-Tough fabrics and webbings are engineered for durability and resistance to abrasions, tears, and punctures. Every detail in the construction is meticulously planned, executed, and tested, ensuring our products meet the highest standards of quality and functionality. Our recycled materials are tested to exceed performance of non-recycled versions.

Recycled fabric, a sustainable and eco-friendly material, is crafted through a remarkable process that helps reduce the environmental impact of traditional recycled fiber production. It begins with the collection of discarded plastic bottles, which would otherwise end up in landfills. These bottles are cleaned, stripped of labels, and then transformed into small pellets. These pellets are then melted and spun into long, fine fibers, which are woven into a fabric that can be used in various products, such as our tougher than nails eco-tough fabric and SpinDye webbing. This process not only conserves valuable resources but also diverts plastic waste from landfills, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

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CertiPur-US Certified Foam

Restorative Core Orthopedic Mattress


A dreamy retreat for nap-loving dogs, this cloud-like mattress offers enhanced support designed for restorative sleep. Our supportive
orthopedic foam distributes weight, increases circulation & reduces
pressure points on joints & muscles. Glue-free, solid foam promotes breathability, ensuring ultimate comfort and pressure relief. Covered in a quilted, water-resistant liner for a soft touch. The epitome of cozy comfort.

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75%less water consumption, 90% less chemical consumption, and a 30% reduced CO2 imprint

Recycled SpinDye™ Webbing


Our Spindye webbing is made from 100% recycled materials and uses a resource-efficient dyeing process, significantly reducing water and chemical usage compared to traditional dyeing methods. This eco-friendly approach aligns with sustainable and environmentally conscious practices. Spindye webbing typically exhibits excellent color fastness. This means that the colors are less likely to fade, ensuring that your products retain their vibrant and attractive appearance over time. SpinDye webbing is often treated to be water-resistant and UV-resistant. This feature makes it suitable for outdoor and water-related applications, as it can withstand exposure to moisture and sunlight without degrading. This webbing is known for its durability, making it an excellent choice for products that need to withstand wear and tear. It can maintain its quality and strength over an extended period, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Spindye webbing can be used in a variety of products, including outdoor gear, bags, belts, pet accessories, and more. Its versatility and reliability make it a great choice for pet accessories. We've treated our webbing with a natural StayFresh™ technology to combat bacteria and odors.

Reduced Environmental Impact:
By conserving water and minimizing chemical use during the dyeing process, Spindye webbing contributes to reducing the environmental impact of textile production. This aligns with our sustainability goals and eco-conscious practices.

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Shock Absorbing

Braided Stretch Leash


A unique blend of innovation and craftsmanship that stands out. Crafted through a meticulous process, thousands of polyester yarn filaments are intricately woven around stretchy silicone threads, creating a leash that's not just functional but uniquely stylish. Our precision-braiding machinery and laser cutting ensure exact lengths, setting the stage for a design that's truly one-of-a-kind. When used in our leashes, it provides relief and shock absorption should your pup lung for that squirrel making a break for it.

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100% Organic Cotton

StayFresh® Terry Cloth


Indulgent, sumptuous, and exceptionally moisture-absorbent. Crafted from superior 800-gram weight material, our towels are in a class of their own. What makes the our Terry truly exceptional is its StaysFresh® technology. An entirely safe antibacterial treatment that puts a stop to bacteria growth. With bacteria out of the picture, you don't have to worry about musty, bacteria-harboring towels. This makes them a fantastic option for both your personal use and for drying off your recently bathed pup or one returning from outdoor escapades. Made of 100% cotton, OEKO-TEX® certified  and sustainably produced in Portugal.  Amazing, no more stinky towels.

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100% Organic Cotton

StayFresh® Honeycomb Cotton


This lightweight and soft 100% organic cotton with its textured honeycomb weave introduces a spa-like touch to your towels and is impressively quick-drying.

What truly distinguishes our honeycomb cotton is the StaysFresh® technology, a reliable antibacterial treatment that fights off bacteria growth. Its safely and actively fights odor causing bacteria- insuring a clean, drying experience. These towels are a fantastic choice for both you or your pup. This unique waffle weave design allows towels to dry remarkably fast and remain fresh, use after use. Textured in feel and soft on the skin, the long-staple cotton allows for ample absorbency that’s tough to find with overly plush terry fabric towels. Made of 100% cotton, OEKO-TEX® certified  and sustainably produced in Portugal. 

Works to get rid of the smell of musty, forever damp towels.

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100% Organic Cotton

StayFresh® Percale Cotton


Experience the synergy of clean skin, pet-friendly living, and eco-consciousness with our bedding collection. Crafted from 100% natural Percale cotton, tightly woven to perfection, these sheets offer a durable construction that prevents dog hair from getting trapped in the fibers. Treated with StayFresh technology, our innovative fabrics also proactively inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Break the cycle of transferring bacteria from pillow cases and sheets back to your skin. Say goodbye to the unrealistic need for daily washing—our Percale cotton bedding maintains freshness without compromising on environmental responsibility. Embrace a holistic approach to skincare, pet-friendly comfort, and sustainability with our Percale cotton bedding.

Our organic cotton sheets are intentionally woven to achieve a relaxed, crinkled look. This design choice ensures a laid-back aesthetic while promising increased softness with every wash.

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Lowering Environmental Impact

Certified Recycled Fiber


Our choice of recycled polyester batting as insulation is an eco friendly marvel. It's crafted from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, giving these discarded items a second life while dramatically reducing the burden on landfills. This sustainable practice minimizes the need for virgin polyester production, saving energy and resources. By using recycled polyester batting in our pet products, we significantly lower the environmental impact, making it an essential component of our commitment to a greener, more responsible future. Your pet gets cozy comfort, and the planet gets a cleaner, more sustainable chance to thrive.