This is the TOM BIHN crew posting under the name of our new company. Yup, a new company! We almost couldn't wait to share this news with you! (We wanted it to be a big surprise, so I think we were better about the hinting than we usually are…)
Inspired by our dogs and our love for the outdoors, we’re launching a new company that designs and makes gear for dogs and their people:
Our initial offerings include beds, an awesome leash and collar, stuffed animals and tennis balls, and duffels designed to hold your stuff or your dog’s stuff or both. You know us, though: our list of ideas is about ten pages long, so stay tuned for more Skookum Dog designs debuting in 2014.
Skookum Dog gear is Made in USA (except for those tennis balls -- they’re Made in England) and uses the durable and high quality materials you’ve come to expect: 1050d ballistic nylon, YKK zippers, U.S. Top Quality Memory Foam, U.S. synthetic fleece sheepskin. And Skookum Dog will donate 10% of its profits to The Petfinder Foundation and the National Forest Foundation (national forests = great places to go hiking with dogs).
Why not just introduce more dog stuff under the TOM BIHN name? That thought crossed our minds, but we had so many ideas for gear for people and their dogs that we thought it’d make more sense to launch a separate company.
We hope you guys are as excited about Skookum Dog as we are -- it's been a lot of fun working on it and we're glad we can finally share it with you. Let us know what you think!
Oh yeah: to keep things pretty distinct, various folks here will be posting and responding to your questions under the Skookum Dog Crew forum account. We're hoping to keep all Skookum Dog related questions and posts in this thread.
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