BENJI + MOON
Benji + Moon is an artisanal handcrafted collection for tails that are loved to the moon and back, supporting local artisans and changing shelter animals lives at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare).
Their online pet shop offers cat collars, dog collars and leads, pet bowls, toys and starter kits, all handmade by South African artisans for much-loved dogs and cats with 5% of every purchase donated to CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare).
We believe that every dog and cat deserves the best life and it's this love for all things four legged (one three legged) and a pet peeve of having to hide hideous pet bowls and beds when friends came over that called for Benji + Moon to be born.
The Benji + Moon promise:
products that are functionally designed talking points, rather than an eye sore
partnerships with local artisans whose craft deserves encouragement, support and pride of place
compassion with 5% of every purchase made going to CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare)
Benji + Moon exist to see South African artisans work around the world and for the world to, through Benji + Moon, change the lives of dogs and cats sheltered at a little cause in Durban Deep Roodepoort called CLAW.
WHY WE LOVE THEM
If you are new around here, I am an animal lover through and through. Crazy cat lady/mama, but my heart goes soft for anything with a tail.
I have followed Benji + Moon since before Epiphany was born and it has been a dream of mine to work with them. I window shopped collars from their online store before my fur babies had arrived, and when they were finally old enough Tolouse and Gnocchi got their first Benji + Moon piece.
The heart of the lovely lady that runs this business is like none other. She is committed to CLAW, and ensures that the Benji + Moon creations are made by local artisans who require encouragement and support.
A truly local brand with an evident heart for both animals and people is hard to find.
Each product from Benji + Moon is made to the highest standard and are designed to make your home (and your pets) look beautiful.
A brand that I feel so strongly about and encourage you to support.
FAVOURITE FINDS FROM THEIR LATEST COLLECTION
ANTI-ANT CERAMIC PET FOOD + WATER BOWL
Benji + Moon's Anti-Ant Ceramic Food + Water Bowl is for cats and small dogs who like to snack all day. Designed to stop ants from crawling in with a clever water moat surrounding the inner food bowl.
Quite frankly it is genius. We had a bit of an ant problem at one stage and I, sort of, created a DIY moat. It was just disastrous. After some ant traps and Prayer the little insects seem to have let us be, so I don't think we are in dire need of such a miracle bowl just yet, but I know so many people who have this ant problem! I think this could be the answer friends!! Even for pups :)
Crafted by hand so there might be paint/glaze defects.
For cats be sure to keep additional water bowls as they prefer to drink separately to where they eat.
33cm long by 19cm wide and 6cm high Inner Food Bowl holds approximately 400grams of dry pellets
Crafted from African clay on an African Family Farm in Clairvaux, Robertson South Africa.
LEATHER DOG LEAD
SO PRETTY FOR YOUR PUP
natural with black trim
Benji + Moon's genuine Leather Dog Leads are made from high quality vegetable-tanned leather and heavy-duty hardware.
They also include an O-ring on the handle for cross body easy attachment.
Why vegetable-tanned leather? Vegetable tanning is a slow artisanal process using tannic acids that are naturally found in plants. This means no nasty toxins are used in the tanning process. It also offers high durability and strength and a more natural and organic look. It's the perfect choice for your dog's health and the environment.
Pre-conditioned and weather-proofed.
We only have fur babies right now and we are totally crazy cat parents. But why shouldn't you spoil and adore the little being that loves you so unconditionally. If I am going to spend money on decor and apparel, it only seems right that my fur babies are treated fairly with pretty things too.
If I had a pup I would opt for the Natural lead with black finishings.
I tried to get Gnocchi and Toulouse to walk on leads with me. Sigh...need I say more.
114cm long x 1.9cm wide
Handcrafted in South Africa by master saddle makers.
SUCH A LOVELY ECO FRIENDLY TOY
In case you missed it, we are quite into sustainability around here. Eco friendly products, slow consumerism and capsule wardrobe selections all form part of the Epiphany focus.
This cute Benji + Moon Dog Toy is hand plaited from recycled T-shirt material and is suitable for tugs of love with small, medium and large dogs.
I can't even believe that such a pretty toy is made from old T-shirts. Pretty recycled things make me happy.
There's not much less appealing than hideous dog toys scattered around the house! This modern mono twist will change that for you.
Approximately 10cm in diameter, length 30cm with tassels
Variety of Black, Grey and White
Handcrafted in South Africa by ladies of the H18 Foundation, a social upliftment project in Milnerton founded to empower, enable, upskill and uplift those unemployed from the Joe Slovo Township.