A friend of ours who works for surfwear brand Volcom gave us a heads-up on this very cool maker based in Orange County, RESQ/CO. The company, who handcrafts some of the coolest leashes and collars we've yet seen, was started by former Volcom Art Director Genny Davilia.
Having left the fast-paced life of the action sports industry after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Genny, with her trusty dog Moose by her side, got involved with animal rescue organizations. And in one of the more inspirational making-lemonade-when-life-gives-you-lemons stories we've heard, turned to her dog and good design—along with a desire for continued independence—to begin handcrafting these cool collars and leashes for dogs.
As our travels and connections take us out into the world further, we at Make Good continue to be inspired by stories of making that, well, remind us what it means to be more fully human. We've been gathering some good stories, and look forward to bringing more your way.
In the mean time, if you've got a dog or know someone who does, point your internet self to RESQ/CO and support the good work Genny is doing. We'll all be better for it.
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