Here at Supakit we go to the ends of the earth to design accessories for the unique needs of cats. Here's the story of how Supakit came to be...
The story of Supakit begins with a cat called Lola. Here's Lola's story:
After almost a year of development, a breakthrough: Kevin and Leili design a breakaway cat collar that's so soft and lightweight Lola doesn't even know it's there. And because of that, it stays on!
Other people begin asking if their cats can try these new collars. The first collection of Supakit breakaway cat collars launches!
Messages flood in from happy cats and their humans around the world! Their cats forget their collars are even there, and their humans can rest safe in the knowledge that their cats have ID and can show they're from a loving home.
Kevin and Leili are shocked to discover that breakaway cat collars only 'break away' if a cat is over 2.5kg / 5.5lbs. This makes them unsafe for most kittens. To solve this problem, they develop a special breakaway kitten collar, that has a breakaway buckle able to break away safely under a kitten's weight.
Our community begin to ask whether we can make them a harness too? Work begins on a cat harness design to solve all of our community's headaches with existing harness designs.
In spring 2018, the Supakit cat harness launches! It's comfortable, easy to put on and super secure.
Demand increases but we don't want to mass-produce. We team up with artisans in Spain who make the most exclusive leathergoods in the world. They begin to make our collars and harnesses, using exquisite, hand-crafting techniques and the finest quality materials in the world.
Our range expands with two incredible new materials: cork 'leather' and ocean-friendly textile (made from reclaimed sea plastic). Both are vegan, sustainable and eco-friendly.
Hooray USA! Our base in Columbus, Ohio opens to give speedy shipping to all of our customers in North America.
We build a partnership with an amazing sanctuary, Blind Cat Rescue - a lifetime home for blind, FIV+ and FELV+ cats. We commit to donating two meals to their fabulous residents for every Supakit order placed.
The Supakit Academy launches! We've long advocated for the fact that awesome accessories are only half of the equation when it comes to enriching your cat's life. The other half is made up of awesome training - and the Supakit Academy is founded to offer just that.
A school for cats and their humans, the Supakit academy launches with its first course How to Harness Train Your Cat, co-hosted by founder Leili who has been secretly training as a feline behaviourist!