Pet owners are beginning to care a lot more about the products that they use with their pets. Not only are they looking for products that will keep their pets healthy, but they are also searching for earth-friendly options as well. That’s the niche that Harry Barker is trying to fill. They pride themselves on manufacturing eco-friendly pet products that dogs and their owners will enjoy.
In 1997, Harry Barker was founded by Carol Perkins, a Ford model who was recovering from Cushing’s disease. Before her illness she graced the cover of major magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and was also a model for Victoria’s Secret. She even made a debut on Broadway as a fire-eater for Penn & Teller.
Stuck at home during her recovery with nothing to do, she decided to turn her love for canines into a therapy project. Perkins began creating dog toys, dog beds, and even robes for her friends’ pets. It wasn’t long before she was taking orders, and she hand sewed all the products herself. That was the start of Harry Barker.
Today the company uses azo-free dyes, earth-friendly fabrics, “green” bed inserts made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastics, and eco-fleece to make the products that they manufacture. They also make dog treats and grooming products using all-natural ingredients. Their product line includes everything from hemp-striped dog beds filled with eco-fiberfill to collars made from 100 percent recycled plastics and biodegradable pet waste bags.
The company’s dog beds and dog bedrolls are extremely popular. All their beds are made with removable covers that are machine washable. The bed inserts can also be spot cleaned, making it easy for pet owners to keep their dog’s bed smelling fresh and looking like new.
Their collars, harnesses and leashes are all made with 100 percent certified recycled plastic and the hardware is made from nickel-plated steel for extra durability. They are also weather-resistant and machine washable. Harry Barker dog toys are made with natural rubber, heavy duty felt, or washable recycled cotton yarns. Their stuffed toys are made with hemp and cotton, and they are stuffed with eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic fiberfill that is made from 100 percent recycled post-consumer plastics.
Interested consumers can browse the company’s online catalog and order pet supplies through their website or from numerous other online retailers. Harry Barker pet products are also sold in more than 1,600 pet retail stores around the world.