Rest in Pets is brought to life!


We’re pretty excited. Another New Zealand based project, Rest in Pets, has been launched on… and it’s a meow-vellous idea!

Rest in Pets is the creation of Jane and Mat who want to provide pet owners the world over with a better way of saying goodbye to their purr-ecious friends with the consideration that, especially for children, an old box from dads garage will not do.

Whether it was Harold Hamster, Ronald Rat, or Kitty Whisker-Huggins who wriggled their way into your heart, isn’t it fitting that they get a burial just as special as they were to you and your family? (But don’t worry, no life insurance is required to cover the cost of a furry friend funeral).

Jane and Mat have created a package of products which they think are perfect to have on hand when the time comes to farewell a pet. From different sized biodegradable caskets (or an urn) to a keepsake photo frame and temporary grave marker, all the products allow for personalisation.

We certainly have our paws crossed that it is going to be as successful as previously funded projects MoMug, Exocomics and of course most recently OpusFresh who smashed their target in the first 18 hours of the project launch.

With a penchant for packaging and a pretty impressive background in the world of packaging design, working with some of the best in the business, a box is never just ‘a box’ to Mat. He owns his own business - THINK packaging  and you could say that he approaches all of his projects with a ‘thinking outside the box’ attitude.

Jane, described as the bricks and mortar of Rest in Pets, is always on hand to support with the creative side of things as well as making the sensible business decisions and, on occasion, cracking the whip.

Looking to have $11,000 pledged by Sunday the 23rd of June, Jane and Mat are at twelve percent of their target after only two days so we are definitely predicting great things for this product. Go Jane and Mat!

Read more and back the project HERE 

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