Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Mimi Green

   (This is a sponsored posted in addition to a review. This post is part of a campaign hosted by dog training collar store. I'm being compensated for this post)



     Hi y'all! It's day three of Review Week, and today's review is for ShopMimiGreen.com, a company that makes everything from dog collars to organic dog shampoo to DSLR camera straps. This review features my sister/minion/occasional archenemy Boston. Let's get to it!


A bit about the shop:


We believe that your dog is a reflection of yourself.  We believe that you have really great taste.
We believe in combining the two: 
your great taste + your dog = Mimi Green.
We are ready to bring exciting, good quality, good for you, stylish dog products into your life.
We want the items you choose for your dog to mean something to you.
When we were kids my sister named her security blanket Mimi Green. She still sleeps with her to this day, 20 years later. She is handmade, she is functional, she still looks good, and most importantly, she makes my sister FEEL good. Can't ask for much more than that!

These are the same values that Mimi Green Designs stands for. I hope we can bring the same good feelings to your daily dog walks, feedings and cuddles!
Handmade*Natural*Cool 
Amanda Jackson, Daniel Miler & Co.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Things you might not know about us:

 We LOVE pugs. Well, Amanda does and they are growing on Dan.

We are big supporters of the New Mexico Pug Rescue. We donate to all of their events and this year, all of our discontinued or not quite perfect collars are going to go the adoptable pugs at the rescue so they can look pretty and feel confident when headed to their new homes.  As we grow as a company, we want to help them more and more to save pugs from illness, homelessness, and puppy mills. The inspiration for Mimi Green was Cessie, a pug we fostered and then adopted from the NM Pug Rescue. Dan said I couldn't keep her so I made her a collar on my sewing machine so that he couldn't get bugged at me for buying one. I knew all along that I was going to keep her, I just had to wait for him to fall in love with her too (which he did!) Pugs and NM Pug Rescue will always be close to our hearts.

We LOVE the Earth, both of us.

That is why we do our best to choose sustainable materials and green products, like organic cotton, to create our dog collars. All of of collars are washable and super well made, built to last, reducing your pups carbon paw print.  We are currently working on a bamboo collar line and constantly looking into new ways to help save our planet because without it, where would we go play catch with our dogs?
Besides those things, we only carry organic dog treatsorganic and natural dog shampoos, and dog bed covers to help reduce waste and recycle.

We don't just own Mimi Green, we work for Mimi Green.

All of of collars, leashes, and accessories are made by hand here in  New Mexico. Whose hands you ask? Well any given day you can find Dan stitching away on the sewing machine and Amanda crocheting flowers in the Mimi Green studio. Not to say that we do it alone -- we have a fabulous staff of sewers, embroiderers, packers, shippers, designers and more! We can't say enough about how awesome our staff is. Our customers are pretty awesome too, both of which make Mimi Green a super wonderful place to work!






 
     Mimi makes:

  • Designer dog collars (both plain buckle and engraved buckle) 
  • Designer leashes
  • Designer harnesses (both plain buckle and engraved) 
  • Collar accessories 
  • Holiday dog gifts
  • ID tags
  • Organic shampoo
  • Natural dog spritz
  • Designer dog bed
  • stuff for peeps like camera straps and jewlery
     As you can see, there's something for everyone! They also have lots of sizes (collar size):
  • Extra-small: 6-10"
  • Small: 10-12"(both 5/8 and 1 inch thickness)
  • Medium (Boston's size): 12-15"
  • Medium long: 14-18"
  • Large: 15-22"
  • Extra large: 22-25''

     And they have lots of options for colors, patterns and different fonts if you do the engraving. 
     I picked the Engraved Nylon Collar in Raspberry for Boston. Overall, we really like it!

We had Boston's name, our number and "microchpped" put on her buckle. 


The color is great on Boston

But of course I was the better model 

Pff, amateur. 

You can't tell in this picture, but Boston's a lot bigger than me.
Here's a bit about Boston's collar:
We are experts when it comes to making sure your dog is in style, but we also know how important it is to keep your pup safe. With our Laser Engraved Personalized Webbing Dog Collar, the best of both worlds colide to create a super good looking dog collar with all your dog's important info engraved right onto the buckle. Best part....no jingling tag!
  • Made with a lightweight, metal plastic hybrid buckle. Great for small & Large dogs as it weight about as much as our plastic buckles. 
  • It utilizes large gauge D-Rings so you can rest assured your pooch is secure on his or her lead
  • It’s made of washable nylon webbing so you can keep your pup’s specialty dog collar in pristine condition
  • It’s made & engraved in the USA
  • It’s built to last—we use tough nylon webbing that can withstand over 3,100 pounds of pressure
  • Personalized buckle collar with 2-3 lines laser engraving on the buckle with a maximum of 15 characters per line
  • Buckle is custom laser engraved with deep pristine text and your choice of font.

    We make our dog collars in 6 sizes and 2 widths. No matter if you have a Great Dane or a toy poodle, you will find a Mimi collar that fits just right, is super strong, and matches your dog's hip style.




        
    PROS:
    Cute

    Lots of choices

    Fast shipping

    Great customer service

    If you get the engraved kind, no jingly tags/risk of loosing tags

    Washable

    The color is exactly what it looked liked

    Easy to navigate site

    Fairly durable


    Handmade in the USA


    CONS:
    I wish they carried more than one style of harness (I'd slip the kind they have)

    The collar is getting a tad bit fuzzy, but it's been worn 24/7 for about 3-4 weeks and survived our rough and tumble play. Honestly, I think the wear is normal/minimal.
    Day it arrived

    Yesterday, about a month on constant use later. 


    The stuff is a bit pricey, but then again Mom's cheap


         Overall, I give Mimi Green 4/5 stars and 2 paws up! Head on over, and tell em Nola sent ya! If you see something you like, make sure to use the discount code Nola10 to save 10% on your order.

    Kisses and Tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola

    PS: I'm sorry I don't have many photos, but PITA iPhoto is refusing to blur out our phone number.


         

    14 comments:

    1. I particularly like the engraving on the buckle. Good to see a minion too. Hi, Boston!

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    2. I agree. Love the engraving!

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    3. we like the engraving also!
      stella rose

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    4. Thanks for giving me a space in your blog. I refer this to my close friends who are already seeking for the same Organic Pet Shampoo.

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    5. Love the engraving, and Boston looks great in that color! She can't hold a candle to Nola's modeling skills. Sigh. Minions!

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    6. Very pretty colour although it does seem to be wearing out quickly.
      Lynne x

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    7. The engraving is great and very handy. Great to meet a minion.
      Dina

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    8. We think that is super. Boston's NAME and a notice about the Microchip is BRILLIANT!!! Double protection/precaution.

      PeeS... Sarge and Ernie and I (Frankie Furter) would like to see a VIDEO of getting the harnesses ON the Chickens !!! Just Sayin !

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    9. That picture of Boston is too funny! No competition there, right Nola? ;) That color does look lovely on Boston though. I love her white speckles.

      Great review! Mimi Green has some great stuff. I like that the engraving is on the buckle of the collar. That would've been perfect for Ella. I lost count of how many tags she went through in her short lifetime. Lovin' their camera straps too.

      xoxo
      Marquie, Lassie & Petal

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    10. I really like the engraving on the buckle!

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    11. The engraving is cool. Too bad that it is fraying so soon!!

      wags
      Jazzi and Addi

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    12. Very cool guys! Love the color, too!
      Kisses,
      Ruby

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    13. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on Organic Dog Products, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks for sharing this with others.

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