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An Interview with Violet about Georgie Paws

Hi - I am Violet and I started Georgie Paws 2 years ago when I was 13.  It started as a passion for dogs, but then I realised through a business, I could do so much more. 

As the Creative Director, I get to do the really fun things like designing products, trade show stands and packaging. 

But, as the founder, I also get to make decisions about other passions...  reducing waste (finding ways to use the leather scraps is fun), working with our craftsmen in a fair and respectful manner (they are so talented, I'd be lost without them), recycling anything we can (mum says we have a "one paper clip" company!) and reducing plastic (that's a hard one - but we are finding ways around it... there is more I can do, and am still researching!).  

Each day I am excited to come home from school to see what has happened at Georgie Paws, roll my sleeves up and help out.  Homework gets in the way sometimes, but the advice I got from my pitch on Shark Tank, was to study hard, work hard, back myself and have fun! 

I have 6 pets, George and Flora, Honey the cat and Twig, Gretel and Hazel the chickens.  I love the beach, skateboarding with friends and brainstorming with mum.