It’s a jungle out there, especially at the dog park, and in this day and age even our pets need some good ju-ju.
4 Legged Designs has created just that, with collars and leashes designed specifically with your dog’s health and well-being in mind.
Company founder Shyamala Littlefield had long been designing jewelry for humans when she realized her dog might also benefit from the healing powers of gemstones. She created a line of gem necklaces and pendants for pups and immediately saw an improvement in her downtrodden doggie’s psyche.
Realizing that her dog Mansar was also having a skin reaction to the synthetic collar he was wearing, Littlefield developed the Harmony Collection of collars and leashes, like the Good Fortune collar, above, featuring a jade pendant.
The collars are made from eco- and skin-friendly materials like organic cotton, hemp and silk, which is hand reared from silk worms in mulberry trees that are organically fertilized with composted seeds from the neem tree. The line is durable and attractive enough for the most fashion-forward canine.
In addition, the fabrics are made on antique handlooms in a cottage industry environment and, as a result, supports the weaving families directly.