November 14, 2012

@hachisupply is live!

1:28 pm in art,design,product,streets dustin hostetler

Featuring art from SEEN, Tristan Eaton, Dalek, Tado and yours truly… Dog collars and leashes drop today, with dog beds up next!

HACHI Supply is an artist-driven dog supply company launched in 2012 by artist and designer, Shane Jessup. Every product is a collaboration between the company and talent from design, illustration, graffiti or apparel design backgrounds.

Out of his love for art and design, Shane Jessup created HACHI Supply to fill a void he saw in the pet industry. When he looked for collars or leashes for his 9-year-old dog, Cortez, Shane was unable to find anything that represented his lifestyle. He approached his friends—a collection of artists, designers, graffiti writers, photographers, curators, etc.–and they felt the same. There was nothing on the market that appealed to their unique sensibilities. HACHI Supply was Shane’s answer to that void.

HACHI Supply is named after the infamous symbol of a dog’s devotion to its human companion: Hachiko. Hachiko waited every evening for his owner to return from work at the Shibuya Station in Tokyo, and continued to do so for nine more years after his owner passed, waiting to walk him home from work. A bronze statue commemorates Hachiko’s devotion at the Shibuya Station, and bronze paw prints mark the exact spot where he waited.

Shane wanted to return this undying devotion to Hachiko, Cortez, and all of our dog companions by creating HACHI Supply.”


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