This month we spoke to Maja, director and founder of Hooman’s friend, who sell handcrafted dog accessories made from plant-based materials.
Hi Maja! Tell us about your business
Hooman’s Friend specialise in handcrafted dog accessories made from plant-based materials. All products are recyclable or biodegradable.
Humans and our pets are exposed to an increasing amount of chemicals in products, food, and synthetic toys. Most pet accessories are made from synthetic man-made materials like nylon, polyester, neoprene or synthetic rubber, all using a tremendous amount of fossil fuels in the production process. To save the planet and stay within the allowed target increase of 1.5 degrees by 2050 as per the Paris Agreement, we need to do more.
Companies and brands have the responsibility to source more consciously and turn their backs on products made from fossil fuels. Nature has so much to offer. We can make better choices by choosing eco-friendly pet products. And this is where Hooman’s Friend comes into play.
What particular challenges did you have to overcome in setting up your business, and since then?
I had a clear vision of what my business would look like and how I could contribute to reducing plastic production. However, the most challenging part was accounting and finance. I didn’t have a program to keep track of my expenses, and I quickly lost an overview of how much money I had spent.
How does Pandle fit in?
My experience has been so far positive. Expenses are categorised, and I have an overview of my spending. It’s easy to enter bank transactions, and the link to PayPal is also a great feature.
What do you have planned for your business in the future?
Be the first fully transparent, fully certified and fully eco friendly pet product brand in the world, putting the environment first for a better planet and replacing all plastic.