Thursday, April 14, 2016

Global Style for Pet Lovers #PawZaar Gifts That Give Back + Coupon

Every now and then, a package arrives for review that is not for the Lapdogs - gasp!
This one happened to be extra cool and while the 4-legged reviewers were a little disappointed, I was super excited! (don't worry... they got paid handsomely for the photoshoot)

Sophie sniffing out the RESCUE Tote Bag from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog Creations

Disclosure: PawZaar sent a tote bag and two bracelets to Lapdog Creations in exchange for our honest review. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own. If you click on our affiliate links and subscribe, we may receive a few pennies to help maintain this blog.
 
PawZaar is an online gift store - offering a variety of items for both dog and cat lovers - created by the travel-writing, pet-loving, husband-wife team of Paris Permenter and John Bigley.

Lucky for us, the couple, who launched DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com in 2008, decided to combine their passion of international travel and pets.  Using their global contacts to locate the best artisans around the world, they are able to bring handicrafts of special interest to pet lovers all over the world via PawZaar.

As a crafter and proud dog Mom, I am always looking for interesting and unique items.
  • Things that show my love of dogs without being juvenile
  • Things that are different, and not mass produced in China
  • Things that I love, and that I would not only wear or use myself, but would gift to my family and friends as well
RESCUE tote bag and Cat & Dog Bracelets from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog Creations
 
PawZaar had my attention as soon as I read "global artisans" and "pet related items," but I was even more interested when I learned of their #PawPromise donation program.
 
10% of the proceeds from all PawZaar products
benefit animal shelters & rescues

Each week, a nominated rescue or shelter is selected to receive that week's proceeds. How awesome is that?  A great company with global artisan products that gives back to rescues and shelters!  I'm hooked. 

I received a RESCUE Tote Bag, Black Cat Bracelet and Run to Rescue Bracelet to review.  All three of these beautiful items are part of their Rescue Collection which is especially near and dear to my heart.

Before we talk about the RESCUE tote, I'll raise my hand and admit that I'm a tote bag junkie.  I've bought them for function, for style, to support a cause, and even to remember a vacation by. 

With that being said, I absolutely adore the RESCUE tote bag and will quite literally use it until it falls apart (which hopefully won't be for a long, long time)!  To say it is my new favorite bag is an understatement.

Sophie thinks everyone should own a RESCUE tote bag from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog Creations

The RESCUE tote not only promotes rescue of pets, but also of people.  The bags are made in Kolkata, India by women who have been rescued from trafficking situations and given a safe place to live where they are taught how to sew.  In addition to being paid a fair wage for their handiwork, they are also given health insurance and a pension plan. 

The tote is produced using certified organic cotton in a deep black which signifies the dark times these women and the homeless pets, which the bag sales assist, once faced. The women hand silkscreen the PawZaar logo and "rescue" on in a vibrant blue to symbolize the sunny times ahead.  And, the tote is lined with the same colorful fabric used to make the Sari, the Indian draping garment that women wear with grace and beauty.

Penny & I will be traveling in style with our RESCUE tote bag from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog Creations
 
The RESCUE tote is truly a bag like no other.  Plus, no two are alike as each features a different sari fabric lining.  At 15 x 16.5 x 5.5 inches, it is perfect for all your daily travel needs.  I'll be stuffing mine with knitting projects, dogs toys and treats, and all my essentials.

Run to Rescue Dog and Black Cat #bracelet from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog Creations
 
I also received the Run to Rescue and Black Cat bracelets, which are both simple and gorgeous all at once.

The black silicone band combines with a stainless steel overlay of either a dog or cat silhouette to produce a bracelet that is unique and meaningful.  I love that these are chic enough to dress up or down - wear them with your jeans or a dress.

I love my Run to Rescue Dog bracelet from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog CreationsI love my Run to Rescue Dog bracelet from #PawZaar - Global Style for Pet Lovers! #rescueddogs #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #rescue #LapdogCreations ©Lapdog Creations

The bracelets open like a watch band with a fold-over clasp, making them easy to put on or take off.  They are lead and nickel free and can be worn around the clock, even while bathing your favorite 4-legged friend.

Check these and many other items out at PawZaar.  Mother's Day is coming and there are many great items for all the Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts and special women in your lives.  Of course, there's always a reason to treat yourself too!  Best of all, you can save....

SAVE 15% on ALL orders over
$30 with COUPON code PETS

I'll be ordering some stylish accessories for myself and for gifts... and maybe even a second RESCUE tote! 

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32 comments:

Sue said...

Didn't know about this company but took a look and love everything I saw. I'll be ordering that Hawaiian collar for Norma Jean.

Cathy Armato said...

That bag is gorgeous, I love the lining too! The bracelet is beautiful as well. Love companies that give back!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Cathy Armato said...

That bag is gorgeous, I love the lining too! The bracelet is beautiful as well. Love companies that give back!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Marjie said...

The lapdogs are with me when I say that they are pretty sure the bag is for them....you just have not put the right things in it yet. Enjoy your dog-themed gifts! Because, yes, adult dog-themed items are rare indeed.

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Love the lining of that bag and the bracelet is beautiful! Definitely going on my wish list!

Lauren Miller said...

That tote bag is so cute! Thank you for sharing a wonderful company! I think it's awesome that they donate part of the proceeds to rescue!

Ruth Epstein said...

Layla woofs please stop teasing Mom with these awesome items :)

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

I love that the bag helps pets AND women in need! And the sari lining is lovely.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Uh oh, I'm gonna go crazy on this site... I'm not sure if I should thank you for sharing this or not. Hehe :-) Off to shop now!

Amanda Yantos said...

I'm obsessed with tote bags that are dog related. And these websites get me in trouble but...I could always use a new tote bag, right?!

Kerri Irwin said...

I love when companies can give back, and I really love the bracelet and bag!

Jean Dion said...

Thank you for introducing me to this company! Looks like I need to go check out the selection. I absolutely love the things you've shared here!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Pawesome Cats said...

The company looks to have some great stylish products!

The Daily Pip said...

I am a bit of a crafter myself and love that bag - especially the lining against the black. This is really cool idea and I'm going to sign up to follow them on social media. Thanks for sharing!

dextersdogday said...

I like the donation part of the company. Its great to see companies giving back to great organizations!

Fur Everywhere said...

PawZaar has a lot of lovely items. I'm so glad to hear that they support Indian women who have come from tragic situations.

Jana Rade said...

What an awesome way to promote a good cause.

Christine Caplan said...

The tote looks awesome for the farmer's market and I LOVE the bracelet -- cool about the 10% donation we well and to your point, great gift for Mother's Day and a super cool company!

theOKdogblog said...

Love pawzaar!!!

Sadie and Co. said...

I love fun products that give back! Thanks for sharing.

Spencer the Goldendoodle said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post! I didn't know about this company, going to head over there now to learn more!

Daily Dog Tag said...

Typically I'm not a jewelry person, but I'm drawn to the bracelet. I'll be adding this to my wish list.

Daily Dog Tag said...

Typically, I'm not a jewelry person, but I'm drawn to the bracelet. I will be adding it to my wish list.

Talent Hounds said...

I too like that bracelet. Love Paris and her work so will try to support. So good to have double bottom line and donate %.

Jasmine | About Pet Rats said...

Gorgeous tote bag and bracelets! Wish they had other animals besides just dogs and cats....such as rats. :)

Sweet Purrfections said...

I love the bag and the jewelry is beautiful.

Diane Holland said...

I love the bag! There is always things to carry around for the pups and this would be amazing! I also love products that give back so it would be perfect!

Robin Mudge said...

This is so cool! I love that they are helping animal rescue and women get out of sex trafficking. That is such a horrible form of modern slavery (and unfortunately very common in the US as well). That bag is super cute! :)
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

dogandhisboy said...

I had no idea that DogTipper and CatTipper were the driving force behind PawZaar! How cool is that? :) The bracelet looks great!

Lindsay Pevny said...

Very cute stuff, I love the tote! Such a great cause, too. I'll check out the rest of their stuff!

Pepi Smart Dog said...

PepiSmartDog: great post! Mum is really liking the big shoulder bag. Nice products.
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We love reading what you get up to and so happy you join us each week. Hope to see you again this week. *waves paw* :=o)

Kimberly Freeman said...

I want it all. Oh boy. Today may be an expensive day for me shopping on this site

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