Who is George?


George is a crossbreed Persian cat from Egypt. He was found there on the streets in poor health by a volunteer of Project Bastet, this is a fantastic organization that helps street cats from Egypt and puts them up for adoption.

George was declared healthy after a few months and then traveled to Belgium via the Dutch organization "Katten van de Nijl", they kindly arranged everything for his trip.

George is a very sweet and cheerful cat and became a great inspiration for Happy George. He is only too happy to test our products! Every product you can buy is approved by George.

Are you looking for your own furry friend? Visit www.kattenvandenijl.com, they'll be happy to help!

A heart for our planet


At Happy George, we attach great importance to taking care of our planet, both the environment and animals. Our products contain no plastic* , are animal-friendly ** and consist of eco-friendly materials that have been produced in an sustainable way.

Everyone happy!
All of our products are handmade with the greatest care and love. Every piece is unique.


* Our packaging and products do not contain plastic or harmful materials

** The farms where our wool is made are mulesing-free. Mulesing is a painful practice in which the skin is cut away from the rear of the sheep, often without anesthesia, to avoid infections.

Handmade


All our products are handmade. I do this with great care to create a beautiful and unique product.

I had many ideas that I wanted to try. I started with macrame for a charity project, but when I discovered merino wool I fell in love with it. It has such nice qualities and it is a lot of fun to work with.

The other products I create also mostly consist of natural and recycled materials that are very carefully selected.

Tine


Hi! I'm Tine; animal lover and Disney freak.

When I was little I was creative and I was crazy about all animals. It's no surprise that that would mean something in my later life.

In 2018 my boyfriend and I started renovating a house we now call our home. We discovered a new love: interior design. It soon became apparent that keeping pets and a beautiful interior are a difficult combination. I want to change that. Of course with an eye to the environment and animal welfare.

Product care


Merinowool

Your basket is handmade from merino wool, a beautiful natural product. This includes specific properties. If I have only just made your basket, the wool is still very fresh.

The wool is not twisted together and treated as is the case for clothing. The wool is therefore - except for washing, combing and dyeing - completely pure and "fluffy". This gives it the softness and volume that makes them feel very nice.

But pay attention, this also requires good care from you.

To keep your basket as beautiful as possible, it is best to be careful with it. The rougher you (or your pet) handle it, the more you see it. It is normal for the wool to get tighter over time. The wool felts under your hands, as it were. The adhesion of the wool ensures that you can see fluff here and there (especially in the beginning). This is normal for wool, and very dependent on how intensively the basket is used. You can easily cut fluff that you do not want, it is better not to pull it.


Wash? Better not. Wool is naturally dirt-resistant. That's nice, so airing is often enough to get your basket fresh again.

Washing is not recommended because this causes the wool to lose its lightness and volume.

You can always steam, or hang your basket outside on a fresh, humid morning.
Do you have no other option but to wash your basket? Then do it with cold water and not too long, because wool shrinks very quickly. Then let the product dry flat (do not hang it up because it will deform).


Cotton

The outside of your baskets consists of 100% organic cotton, the inside is recycled polyester. Both fabrics are easy to care for and do not require special care like the wool version.

Do vacuum your basket regularly to prevent it from getting very dirty. Has the basket become dirty after all? Then you can wash it by hand or in the washing machine at a low temperature (not above 30 ° C).

Wash it on a short program. Since the basket consists of cotton and polyester, you can safely use a little detergent. Never hang up the basket after washing! This will cause it to deform. Let it dry flat and preferably on a dry, sunny day. When the basket dries very slowly, it can cause unpleasant odors and you would of course prefer to avoid that.