Handcrafted in Kingston, New York. Our dog leashes are hand-spliced to withstand hundreds of pounds of pull with the ends then "whipped" (an old nautical term) for additional durability. Wear this leash multiple ways- here are a few examples: 1. Hands-free, around the waist, 2. Make a handle by clipping to the O-rings. 3. Walk two dogs and form a handle with a simple knot in the center. Hand washable, line dry.