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This Conscious Company Supports Fairtrade through

Artisanal Pet Toys and Collars

If you haven’t heard of ‘The Collarist’, let us be the first to introduce you to this fabulous company. A few years ago, on a family trip to Chiapas in southern Mexico, The Collarist were impressed with the colourful markets and skill of the local artisans and became keen to collaborate through a range of pet toys and collars. As a socially conscious company The Collarist were also keen to ensure that these amazing and skilful artisans would be able to support themselves, and their families, by being paid fairly for the products that they produced. The decision to promote the skills of these talented craftsmen to a broader audience resulted in the rich assortment of eco-friendly cat toys now available .

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The artisans of Chiapas hand make all the cat toys from 100% eco-friendly wool. The wool is first cleaned by hand, without the use of chemicals, to ensure that the material is free of any debris or soiling.

Once clean the wool is then coloured using dyes made from local plants and, once dry, it is gently fluffed and lightly picked apart to separate the fibres and ensure that they are all facing in the same direction.

The artisan then collects sections of the wool onto spools before hand spinning it into yarn and then using this yarn to loom the amazing and vibrant cat toys stocked by The Collarist and now available at Land of Meow.

“WE BELIEVE THAT A PET IS A TREASURE, A BEST FRIEND, A MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY AND A PRECIOUS LIVING COMPANION THAT BRINGS SO MUCH JOY AND COLOR TO OUR LIVES.”

The Collarist

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Finding quality pet products can be a challenge and at Land of Meow we carefully curate all the items we sell for not only their style and quality, but also with your cats’ health in mind.

Cats love to knead and suckle on soft toys with many cats carrying their little buddies around all day and even sleeping with them. Chemically free toys made from natural products are a great way to show your cat love and keep them healthy at the same time.

We’re sure you are just as excited as we are to see what this fantastic collaboration produces in the future. Subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know.

All images courtesy of The Colllarist

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