Be­spoke col­lars for your pet

A per­son­al­ized ac­ces­sory for the royal and loyal com­pan­ion at home

Northern Living - - CONTENTS - TEXT ANTHEA REYES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY PA­TRICK SEGOVIA Sergeant And Ma­jor Pet Ac­ces­sories, In­sta­gram.com/sam_petac­ces­sories, 0917-8335604

The first it­er­a­tion of dog col­lars was about lux­ury and sta­tus. Cre­ated dur­ing the time of Egyp­tian pharaohs, col­lars used to be a dis­play of no­bil­ity for the fam­ily as much as it was a mark of own­er­ship of a dog. Then the Re­nais­sance brought about fam­i­lies who could and de­sired to per­son­al­ize and beau­tify their pets. The vari­a­tion of ma­te­ri­als used in de­signs grew: leather, pad­locks, sil­ver, brass, and gold be­came the norm for mak­ing dog col­lars.

Over time, the lux­ury and beauty of this ca­nine ac­ces­sory be­came over­shad­owed by its util­ity. Most dog own­ers to­day pur­chase col­lars ex­clu­sively for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and con­trol of their pets, re­sult­ing in lim­ited and im­per­sonal de­sign op­tions.

Dis­sat­is­fied by this lack of vari­a­tion, pet lover Will Mueco de­cided to take mat­ters into his own hands, lit­er­ally. He founded Sear­gent and Ma­jor Ac­ces­sories (SAM), where he of­fers cus­tom-made col­lars for pets. He bases his de­signs on each an­i­mal’s par­tic­u­lar per­son­al­ity and makes sure that each prod­uct is safe and com­fort­able for their use.

SAM Ac­ces­sories are made of soft leather sourced from Marik­ina, dec­o­rated with non-tar­nish­ing small hard­ware. Be­ing a fe­line owner him­self, Mueco also de­signs col­lars for cats. Fol­low­ing the for­mer tra­di­tion of the ac­ces­sory, no two col­lars from SAM Ac­ces­sories are the same. Each de­sign is a state­ment of your furry com­pan­ion’s per­son­al­ity and lux­ury.

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