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The Sustainable Dog Brand on a Mission to Stop Ghost Fishing Nets Entering the Ocean

Sustainable dog brand, Tangle, is on a mission to put an end to ghost nets, lost or abandoned fishing nets, from entering our oceans and killing marine life through a range of premium sustainable dog accessories made from recycled fishing nets in the UK.

premium sustainable dog accessories made from recycled fishing nets in the UK, Tangle
Premium sustainable dog accessories made from recycled fishing nets in the UK, Tangle

Named the silent killer of our seas, nearly half of the plastic in the ocean comes from ghost fishing nets that have been discarded in the sea. These nets are often made from harsh plastics that take centuries to degrade and are killing millions of marine species every year.

Sam Cartwright and Xavier Warburton, co-founders of Tangle, started the business in 2022 to counteract the ghost net problem in an innovative way, working to repurpose old fishing nets into long-lasting, premium dog products for environment conscious dog owners. Every Tangle product sold also supports Ghost Fishing UK, a charity dedicated to removing abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear from UK waters.

Tangle: Xavier left, Sam right
Tangle: Xavier left, Sam right

Xavier says “We’re all aware of the impact of plastic bottles and straws, but in reality, ghost nets make up nearly half of all plastics in our oceans and they’re far more deadly to marine life. Lost or discarded nets continue to ‘ghost’ around the ocean entangling and killing marine life so unnecessarily.

“By creating our beautifully made dog products from recycled nets, Tangle stops the ghost net problem and in-turn allows animal lovers help save marine life. We’re on track to stop over 500 tennis courts worth (137,800 sqm) of fishing nets becoming ghost nets this year.”

Sam adds “By introducing an incentive for fishermen to exchange their old nets through our partnership ports, we’re able to reduce the likelihood of the nets being dumped overboard out at sea and provide people with a unique product. We want to rid our oceans of these deadly nets for good.”

Tangle Dog Lead
Tangle Dog Lead

The Tangle Dog Lead is the perfect balance of style, sustainability and function with all the benefits of a fishing net built for the high seas. A strong, lightweight 4 ft dog lead made from discarded fishing nets featuring a padded brown cork handle and label, chrome plated clip and O-ring that allows for clipping the lead over your shoulder when your dog’s running free. The Tangle Dog Lead is durable, waterproof, chew proof and rinseable under the tap, available in two sizes 10mm for small and medium dogs and 12mm for larger dogs in Ocean Green online at www.tanglemission.com, RRP £39 including P&P.


ABOUT TANGLE

Website: https://tanglemission.com/
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Launched in 2022 by Sam Cartwright and Xavier Warburton, Tangle is a premium, sustainable dog brand on a mission to raise awareness around the issue of ghost nets being dumped in our oceans.

Both lifelong dog lovers, Sam and Xavier first met in a co-working space in central London and bonded over their joint passion for sustainability and a desire to make a tangible difference in the world. The idea for Tangle was born out of their shock at the impact ghost nets had on ocean life combined with the realisation that approaching the problem sustainably with the help of man’s best friend was a great way to also raise awareness.

With a mission to make a real difference to global ocean life preservation, Tangle’s range of premium dog accessories made from recycled fishing nets, prevents these nets from entering the marine ecosystem. Every Tangle product sold also supports Ghost Fishing UK, a charity dedicated to removing abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear from UK waters.

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