ARTE is a great platform for inspiration, creative discussions and also collaborations. We have already written about two such collaborations. One between Rashid Pediatric Centre for Special Needs and CaN. The other was between ArtLabs and Natalia.
This month, we focus on a collaboration that benefits pet dogs. Pan Soap and Mutt Madness Dubai were inspired by the suggestion by the ARTE founders for vendors to collaborate with one another.
Nada, the founder of PAN Soaps makes natural soaps from olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, almond oil, and different essential oils. Her soaps are without any preservatives, artificial colours, preservatives or fragrances.
Anita, the founder of Mutt Madness Dubai makes food and biscuits for dogs. How they came to collaborate was through Nada’s husband Pero who has created the wooden display shelves for Pan Soap table at ARTE (see below).
Nada says, “The wooden shelves and signboards were liked by various vendors including Mutt Madness Dubai. Mutt Madness and I got talking and in the end we decided to create natural soaps for the dogs!”
Anita pipes in, “The dog shampoo bar is made with all natural ingredients and is good for getting rid of lice and ticks from dogs. It smells of lemongrass.”
Incidentally, the wood shelves made by Pero inspired yet another artisan Terhi Karppinen. Terhi is known for her lovely dog/animal photography, as well as her crochet boots for babies. Terhi wanted a shelf that showcased her photographs and other products well. She took photos of the Pan Soap’s display shelf from different angles and Pero gave her advice on how to build the shelf herself.
Do we sniff another collaboration in the making?
If you are a regular ARTE-san and you have a collaboration story to share please contact us with your story and we will feature the best ones on our blog.