Wow, last year was a ride and a half. I think I might have just been put off roller coasters!
2020 started with showing the importance of the environment and how there are changes affecting global warming more drastically than first thought. Anyone remember the Australian fires? It feels like we were talking about them a lifetime ago now.
Focus changed quickly when the pandemic hit and bulk buying became a thing. Safe to say those videos of throwing toilet roll and pets jumping toilet roll will keep us entertained! Then, just as we were feeling like we were getting closer to 'normal' we have tiered lockdowns, second lock downs and (I don't know about you but I'm certainly feeling this) an uncertainty of how the pandemic may continue to affect us. The world doesn't seem like it will ever be the place we once knew.
A New Year is certainly a time to reflect so that we are ready to move on to the next adventures, hoping that they will involve more social situations than last year! We have learnt to be adaptable to the unknown and sudden changes, as well as growing resilience. We can take all these skills and apply them to the next year.
It was also the year we set up Saffron Pawtique and have had many new customers supporting us, as well as the gorgeous people behind the brands we stock who agreed that we could supply you with their amazing products. Having such a supportive network around us provides a feeling of gratefulness to have amazing people helping our journey. And, also choosing to support our world through pet products. We think this is amazing!
It's a new year, a new start, a clean slate. This year we enter with a different knowledge and skill level to last year. While we remember the lessons of last year we wanted to help kick start you off with the Ethical Pet Products of 2021.
Ethical Pet Products to Kickstart Your 2021:
A new eco-friendly placeboard to assist with your dog training. These boards will also have the option of PDF training guides available to assist your training.
Placeboards are ideal training tools as they can help consistency with training. Often a dog may sit or complete a required move in the correct area, but with a placeboard you can be 100% sure that your dog is on the board completely and then treat. This asks for more consistent and precise movements from the dog.
Placeboards are used in many disciplines of training dogs and we think they would make a great addition to your everyday training along with gundog and agility training.
We think these make the perfect addition for dog training and are a must have for 2021.
Wild Piccolo 2inch Wide Dog Collar [Dogs]
CORK CORK CORK - yes that is what Wild Piccolo gear is made from: Cork Leather. That means these are eco-friendly, vegan and sustainable gear for your dogs. These thicker collars are great for lurcher type dogs. They come in beautiful colours to add to their beauty.
Wild Piccolo Cat Harness [Cats]
For those cats who love to walk and adventure out with us this cat harness is stunning. Make from cork leather to ensure this harness is sustainable and vegan with no sign of plastic anywhere. The cork leather makes for a sturdy yet soft and comfortable harness for your cat.
Take a leap into 2021 with vegan leather that avoids plastic.
The Rainforester Green Banana Kuli Kuli [Dogs]
These popular treats are not going anywhere. We are putting them on our top products for 2021 because of that. Made from Peanut 83%, Green Banana 17% these treats also help the rainforest. The ingredients are made by people by the forest to promote work and a reason to grow more trees in the rainforest that is an alternate way to selling timber (which would mean chopping down the trees!).
Give back to our world and treat your dog for it.
The Rainforester Forest Floss [Cats]
This treat is 100% catfish, a low fat single ingredient that is a perfect food topper.
The crayfish used for this product comes from the UK and is helping to protect Britain's waterways. It is believed that they are one of the worst invasive species in our water systems. They create tunnels that damage banks, increase flood risk and endanger water voles. By using these crayfish, The Rainforester assists in protecting the endemic life of our waterways.
That's why this delicious food topper should be this years favourite for your cat.
Smug Mutts Toys [Dogs]
These toys are amazing! So much so that we couldn't just pick one toy. These should be your go to rope toys because they are handmade in the UK with care and love for dogs. The materials have been researched and are also eco-friendly. Smug Mutts toy s are plastic free and completely natural: hemp rope and beechwood ball. Beechwood does not splinter like other wood in large, sharp sections. Instead when chewed it becomes soft but once dried can be sanded down. Hemp is biodegradable and sheds in shirt length fibers which is unlike other synthetic ropes.
Natural is the way forward, or so we believe. That's why these toys are an ultimate go to for 2021.
myKotty Tobi [Cats]
Modern yet simple is a staple piece for your home and your cat this year. This cat bed also functions as a cat scratcher as it is made from 100% natural cardboard. Due to its' size it is also perfect for carrying onto the office desk when you are working and need the pawfect assist. It can then be moved anywhere in the house so your cat can join you in each room. Or just get one for every room, because why not?
Here is to 2021. We don't know what it may bring but we certainly are ready to start it and there is no better way than choosing ethical products to kickstart your 2021.
Links to Products mentioned above:Placeboard
2" Dog Collar
Green Banana Kuli Kuli
Smug Mutt Toys