I created Georgie Paws in 2016 during a long car drive with mum, we were having a chat about how my dog George needed a collar and we decided to produce our own. I saw a hole in the market and when I was 13 years old Georgie Paws was launched.
I am a dog owner of two very loveable dogs, George and Flora. My favourite thing to do is take them to the beach and watch them run around madly. George is more of a statesman and likes to proudly trot. Flora is into everything... in and out of the water.
Through the creation of Georgie Paws, I became a young entrepreneur with my business being built around one of my favourite things; Dogs!
I focused the business on designing beautiful buffalo leather dog collars and other luxury dog related accessories. From the beginning I discovered that it’s always better to use the best materials I could afford. This is much kinder to the earth which is another passion of mine.
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I am so excited about all the things that have happened since 2016. I pitched Georgie Paws to the Sharks on Shark Tank, was nominated for the Telstra Business Awards, and have stocked over 400 stores in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, France, Austria and Italy!
Mum (Annette) joined my business in the middle of 2018, and now helps out with operations as things were getting hectic with school, sport and business. As well as Catherine coming on board in 2021 as our Administrative Assistant. This year I will be moving to the UK for a few years.
Things that have shaped our business
Packaging info & Environmental footprint
Another passion of mine is reducing waste and the reliance of plastics. We endeavour to ensure your order is leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible. It is quite a job, finding packaging that will just disappear after it has been used.
Our business is run on solar energy and rain water
Our packaging is made of:
Buffalo leather products
Satchels created from left over leather
Biodegradable packing peanuts
Why Buffalo Leather?
There are so many reasons why I chose to use Buffalo Leather for Georgie Paws: it resists cracking for water-loving dogs; it isn't stretched in the tanning process, so it holds its shape really well; is sustainable; religious neutral, and it uses fewer chemicals. Actually, every now and again, when you open your Georgie Paws collar or lead, you may see a tiny bit of white substance - that's just a little moisture and easy to rub off (use a hairdryer for a quicker result). We decided to not use extra chemicals to stop this as I didn't want my dogs to have extra chemicals around their necks...
Georgie Paws leather collars and leads are packaged in a repurposable leather pouch which uses scraps of leather.
Georgie Paws leather products are produced in Pakistan by an amazing group of artisans. We are proud to support them and love their quality and attention to detail.