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Dharma Dog Karma Cat offers extraordinary beds and toys for your pets by partnering with women’s collectives, socially conscious artisans and family run businesses in Nepal. Using a technique called wet-felting, the only materials used in the making of these items are pure wool, natural soap and water. We use safe, non-toxic dyes in an environmentally sustainable low-impact dying process which uses less energy and produces less waste byproduct.

Of course, your pet doesn’t care how cute their stuff is; they like it for all the right reasons! The Himalayan wool we use for our toys and beds is not chemically cleansed, so it has a lot of lanolin in it. Lanolin is the natural oil unique to sheep’s wool and it reminds cats of the scent of their mother. Lanolin oil conditions their paws and helps to keep their fur healthy and shiny.

Since launching our line 5 years ago with just a couple of styles, we now have more than 50 styles of beds and toys that are best sellers in hundreds of stores throughout the US. We sweat every detail, from sourcing high-altitude Himalayan wool that has lots of lanolin, to minimizing waste in our production process, to ensuring the artisans who make our products are paid more than a fair wage so they can expand opportunities for their families and their communities.

As owners, we have a foot in both the US and Asia, and call each of them our home. Nothing can replace experience, and having spent over 20 years designing and manufacturing in Nepal, we are confident that our products offer the right combination of style, quality and price that you and your customers expect.

And also, we are those crazy pet people, and the inordinate amounts of time spent fussing over our cats and dog help us to continually improve existing, and develop new, products.

We partner with organizations that pay higher than average wages, and preferentially employ disabled, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. We use the minimum number of production steps and never treat your pet’s products with any chemical treatments, a common manufacturing practice even on handcrafted items. We have more than just an in-depth knowledge of local cultures and businesses, and our goal is simple: to provide a growing volume of orders for these communities to flourish in a way that is environmentally sustainable, all while maintaining the highest standards of style and quality that you expect.

If you are a retailer and wish to carry our Dharma Dog Karma Cat register today on our wholesale site or email us at sales@distinctlyhimalayan.com

“The creatures that inhabit this earth- be they human beings or animals- are here to contribute, each in its’ own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.”  HH the Dalai Lama