13 Black-Owned Pet Brands You Should Absolutely Shop
Customized meals, sustainable toys, handmade sweaters, and more.
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As pet parents, we have to consider a lot (beyond how our little angel’s poops look from day to day). When we buy everyday pet items, we want to make decisions that matter. We don’t want to buy from just anywhere — or anyone. Black brand founders are underrepresented in the pet care industry, and according to a 2020 McKinsey and Co. study, “Black business owners have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic-linked economic downturn.”
Supporting Black-owned brands is one of the most straightforward and sustainable ways to help these businesses survive and thrive, while playing a part in addressing racial economic inequities. From veterinarian-designed bowls and upcycled, eco-friendly toys to hand-knitted sweaters and tongue-in-cheek dog tags, here are 13 Black-owned brands making waves in pet care.
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Dress your dog or cat in the latest street style and designer lewks. At the very least, they need a coat for the winter. At the most, they could use a graphic sweater (or five!).
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“We don’t consider what we are doing animal welfare work. We are taking a holistic approach to well-being for animals and humans.”
Heven Haile is a writer living in New York City with their cat Patches.