Vernon boy’s love for his Boston Terrier unleashes dog collar business

An Okanagan boy has created his own dog collar and accessory business through the love of his Boston Terrier.

Twelve-year-old Vernon resident Hudson Fairlie started designing cotton collars earlier for his dog, Jax. Due to synthetic collars, Jax’s neck was raw and losing all the hair. With the help of his mother, Sandra, who is a seamstress and has her own small business, Hudson was able to provide relief for Jax and Woof Wear was born.

Hudson has always been the creative type. He started using his mom’s sewing machine when he was just three years old sewing little crafty things and learning how to use the machine. As he got older, his interest started to fade. However, because of his best friend Jax’s allergies, he began using the machine once again.

“Because we were having issues with Jax being allergic to synthetic collars, he just decided he could make one and looked up ideas on the internet and went for it,” Sandra said.

Sandra ordered some hardware to help…

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