Yes, It’s finally Friday and as we get close to mid April we can finally look forward to longer and warmer-ish days, which are perfect for strolling around the city and exploring! Every once in a while during my “exploring” I imagine I have a dog and I’m sightseeing around the city with her… Weird? Maybe, but if there’s one thing I’m crazy about, it would definitely have to be animals. I currently have a cat and would love to have a husky, but don’t have a big enough apartment/house for her to live in, so for the time being imaginary husky is what I have. So, today’s Bus Pick goes out to all current and future dog owners! Meet Found My Animal.
Found My Animal has been popping up more and more in design and pet stores all over and it’s not hard to see why. Founded by Anna Conway and Bethany Obrecht, together they have built a brand of pet accessories like no other. After meeting while they where walking their two rescue pups, they decided to become partners and use their work to be able to spread their passion for animals, animal welfare and the principles of what good design could do. That is how Found came to be, a brand that supports, honors and encourages the adoption of abandoned animals.
You can check out their beautiful dog accessories here. They have a unique nautical feel and range from leashes and collars to carriers and dog beds. What’s special about them, besides how beautiful they are, is that they are all made using sustainable and ecological practices. Each collar is handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY using reclaimed leather, navy marine-grade & UV-resistant rope and solid brass hardware.
All materials are meticulously crafted and thought out to make them last forever; for example, the leashes get hand-spliced to withstand thousands of pounds of pull and then have their ends “whipped” (an old nautical term) for additional durability. They also contain marine grade hardware like solid o-rings and clips, which means that the leash can be used and worn in a lot of different ways. These same clips are also used on their other accessories like the collapsible water bowl and the multi-use pouch, making it easy for you to attach them to the leash itself.
So, good job Found! Seeing such a perfect marriage between honest principles and good design is always incredibly encouraging, which is how business should always be.
Till next Friday
Post by Dani V Sanchez - Good Manya