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WashAshore Store

"Leashes, and more, crafted from what washes ashore."  

In January 2016 WashAshore Store was "born" from Eliot's dedication to helping keep our oceans and beaches clean, and generating awareness about marine debris by finding ways to repurpose it.

In 2019 most WashAshore Store products are now crafted from retired lines, donated by lobstermen and ocean farmers.

Woman owned and operated by founder, and sole creator, Eliot, since January 2016.

Moving Announcement

July 2021

Unfortunately I have to move, agian, from the apartment that was meant to be a semi-long term home for myself, my animals, and WashAshore Store. As of July 11, 2021 we still have been unable to locate anywhere to move in the greater Portland area and I am beginning to shift in to storage. Custom orders are currently closed until we can find a new home base. This will be the 8th move I have had to make since starting WashAshore Store 6.5 years ago and was grateful to finally have a place that felt stable.

If you happen to know of any homes or apartments available for rent in the greater Portland, Maine area, or any other opportunities that may suit us, please feel free to reach out! Our primary restriction is the unit must be first floor accessible for Ember, my 10 year old Bernese Mountain Dog with hip dysplasia; she can manage a few steps fine but more that 1 easy flight of stairs would unfortunately be too much.

Leashes, and more, Handcrafted from What Washes Ashore (and now also from retired lines donated for up cycling!)

Much more than just leashes

Our website is just the tip of the iceberg when if comes to the amount of line and products available.  Since many of the products made are either one of a kind, or fewer than a dozen made, very little of what is available, or what can be made, is seen listed here on the website or on Etsy.  If you are looking for a specific color, length, or type of product you do not see listed online please feel free to message me to see if there is something either pre-made, or available to be made, that will fit what you are looking for.  For example, rope door mats are only made sporadically and each is one of a kind and only posted on Instagram.  There are also many float rope colors for custom float rope toys, and line from a variety of locations (primarily in New England) available for custom orders.

Currently Available for custom orders

I currently have line from the following locations available for custom orders:

Maine: Bar Harbor, Cape Elizabeth, Gouldsboro, Kennebunkport, Scarborough, York, and assorted Maine lobstering line

New Hampshire: Seabrook (at Salisbury, MA line)

New York: Cold Spring Harbor

Local pick ups and In- person shopping

Schedule an Order Pick Up or an Appointment to Shop WashAshore Store In-Person

Local to Portland, Maine and want to select from or discuss options in person? Contact me to set up an appointment!

Located in Portland, Maine 04103

One on one appointments to shop will require an appointment in advance, at which time you will be given directions for your anticipated arrival. Face coverings are required.

The Start of WashAshore Store

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Washed Ashore in New Hampshire

This tangle was foud freshely washed ashore on the coast of southern New Hampshire on December 22, 2018.   This line is now available for custom WashAshore Store leashes

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Located in Portland, Maine

Interested in shopping in person or picking up an order? Email us at WashAshoreStore@gmail.com

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