A LUXURY canine collar firm has launched new designs forward of the Christmas interval.
Malulu, primarily based in Horsham, combines British design and Kenyan craftsmanship of their vary of canine collars and leads.
The merchandise are created by the expert artisans who work at Zinj Design within the village of Takaungu, on the Kenyan coast.
Louise Edwards, the corporate’s director and lead designer, says she has at all times had a fascination with Africa as her mother and father lived and labored there within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s.
The tales of their adventures impressed her to journey the continent herself, working as a guide for craft organisations and safari firms.
Louise stated: “I needed to arrange a enterprise which enabled me to keep up my hyperlinks to Kenya following my return to the UK in 2013.
“I needed to advertise prime quality Kenyan merchandise that additionally supported sustainable employment and truthful commerce practices.”
She says that the selection to make canine equipment was a “pure alternative” as a result of it mixed her mission assertion together with her love of canine.
Forward of the Christmas season the corporate has created two new merchandise for pet house owners known as Stars and Stripes and Zanzibar Gold.
A spokeswoman for Malulu stated: “These luxurious canine collars mix collectively age-old methods with fashionable practicality. Examined by a British laboratory known as Intertek, they’ve been scientifically proved to be sturdy and lengthy lasting, which supplies clients peace of thoughts.”
Every of the collars are individually handmade, offering expert coaching and sustainable employment for the artisans.
Which, in flip, advantages the native Takaungu financial system and past. Moreover, the packaging is environmentally pleasant utilizing biodegradable supplies.
The corporate says that girls specifically have benefitted from being inspired to take up what generally has been thought-about a person’s’ craft, as there may be little employment for them within the space. All employees are empowered by truthful wages, good working circumstances and sustainable employment.
The spokeswoman added: “Clients can know with confidence that with every buy from Malulu, they’re supporting extremely expert artisans and moral commerce practices that enhance the livelihoods of so many past the workshop.
“And if that doesn’t persuade you sufficient, the fabulous modelling of the posh canine collars by the cheeky little Patterdale Terrier cross, Minnie Could, undoubtedly will.”
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