Outdoor zones matter, in fact, they are more popular than ever. While in the past the outdoors was completely separate, today our backyard, deck or patio has become an extension of the living areas in the home. This means design-wise the outside now needs to reflect the interior of the home. Read more on this trend on page 20 in this month’s outdoor & pet digital magazine.
Did you know Australia has one of the higest rates of pet ownership at 60 per cent? Our fourlegged furry friends have become an important part of our lives which means we are willing to spend (a lot) of money on our pets to keep them healthy and happy. On page 30 we look at the wellness trend and how retailers can benefit from this, while on page 26 we look at gadgets that will make a pet owner's life a bit easier and their pet safe and entertained.
Pots and plants are a great way to brighten up an outdoor space whether it is a big backyard or just a small balcony. As peole are spending more time in outdoor areas, the green movement has really taken off. Aussie supplier Urban Porducts takes us through some of the key aspects of this trend on page 16.
DOOG owners Jamie and Jessica Knight are active people who were looking for innovative gear when taking their dog for a walk or run. Not being able to find what they were looking for they launched dog accessories lavel, DOOG. Read their story on page 18.
For new pet parents Jess and Drewe Apps, it was also the love for their dog that inspired them to launch Olly's Box. As they became disillusioned with the treats and toys available in the market, the duo decided to launch their own subscription based business. Read all about it on page 22.
For Vanessa Xiao of R&V Living, designing is in her blood. Inspired by a love and passion for design, in particluar homewares and furniture, the business laucnhed in 2000 at the February Syndey gift fair. Check out R&V Living's story on page 28.
This issue also features fabulous window displays from pet and outdoor stores around the world on page 10 as well as some great outdoor products for retailers looking to add this category to their store on page 24, while on page 32 we look at the latest pet and backyard products to enjoy the great outdoors.