Source: Issei Kato/Reuters
A Tokyo clothing company worked with veterinarians to make a wearable fan for pets. The company wants to attract worried owners of dogs or cats that can’t shed their fur in Japan’s hot summers.
The apparatus is an 80-gram (3-ounce), battery-operated fan that is fastened to a mesh suit and blasts air all over an animal’s body.
Rei Uzawa, CEO of the maternity clothing brand Sweet Mommy, told us she was exhausted and depressed after witnessing how much her own dog suffered during this hot summer season. He came up with the idea of making these clothes.
The scorching days arrived earlier this year since there was essentially no rainy season, and as a result, she claimed, “I think we designed a product that is perfect for the market.”
Tokyo saw the longest heatwave on record in late June after the rainy season ended, with nine days of temperatures as high as 35°C (95°F).
Usually, I keep the dogs cool with dry ice packs. But I believe having this fan makes walking my dogs simpler, “said 48-year-old Mami Kumamoto, who also owns a terrier named Maco and a small poodle named Pudding.
According to Uzawa, since the device’s launch in early July, Sweet Mommy has received roughly 100 orders for the item. It costs 9,900 yen ($75) and is available in five different sizes.