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A pile of finished puppies
A pile of finished puppies

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A Labor of Love

An Emotional Journey

Recently, I had the joy of recreating a beloved childhood toy.  Only one of a set of two dogs (more than half eaten) remained.

Destroyed Dog toy
Poor Dog got half eaten






























So the story goes that these dogs had satin lined ears and satin feet.  The young man grew up with them and would soothe himself to sleep by rubbing the satin. (Not uncommon, my own daughter had a dog that she loved the ears to death). 

Apparently there are two little live dogs that live with the family who decided to make a meal out of these toys.  NOTHING got in their way!  I was asked to recreate as best I could at least a set but we went a bit further and also gave the customer the remaining fabrics and stuffing in case repairs need to be made. 

This has been a labor of love. NOT one you can pay bills with. LOL  However, when I saw the look on the young mans face as he felt the dogs ears and feet, it was clear he had missed this experience and it was truly important to him.  And just for a moment I felt like a hero.  THIS is why I do what I do.

So many consumers have become accustomed to the minimized timelines from the runway to the store’s in the fashion industry.  The majority of the items you see from store to store are basically copy and paste.  Designers buy items of interest and then recreate them with 7 points of interest that are changed to avoid getting sued.

Clothes make people..more now than ever.  We don’t always like to admit it, but we are judged by how we present ourselves to society.  If you are a bit overweight or getting on in years, you are basically invisible to the world.  You are noticed when you conform to what is considered beautiful by the current standards of society.  Over half of Instagram posts are about fashion influencers.  We seem to be enthralled with labels and those who are shopping addicts, thus they gravitate to to fast fashion.  The impulse to buy is triggered in a part of the brain that handles the rewards circuit, with the primary factor being the price.  

And we haven’t even started discussing the luxury brands!  The high end brands that for some reason are worth exorbitant amounts of money, far more than the costs of goods and labor, just to say you can afford to carry that brands label.  

garment workers
garment workers
A pile of finished puppies
A pile of finished puppies
A pile of finished puppies

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In addition my service dog the Mighty Thor is in the house.  An active puppy who loves everyone, so be prepared.