IT ALL STARTED WITH A DREAM

LET’S START WITH US. THE CREATORS, DREAMERS, AND INNOVATORS BEHIND BANDED PINES. WE ARE RHONDA AND KIM. AN UNSTOPPABLE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM OF DOG LOVERS WHO’S DREAMS OF HELPING OTHERS AND PUSHING THE LIMITS OF ‘NORMAL’ MADE THIS BRAND WHAT IT IS TODAY.

ONE DAY WHILE KIM WAS WORKING AT PETSMART, THE VENDING MACHINE MAN ASKED HER IF SHE WAS DOING WHAT SHE LOVED. THAT DAY SHIFTED EVERYTHING AND PUSHED HER TO TAKE THE LEAP THAT SHE KNEW WOULD HELP HER TO PURSUE HER PASSIONS AND DREAMS.  

SHE CALLED HER MOM, RHONDA, AND PITCHED HER IDEA TO INNOVATE A REVOLUTIONARY DOG COLLAR THAT WOULD SOLVE DOG OWNER’S PROBLEMS OF HAVING COLLARS THAT FELL APART, STAINED, AND HAD TO BE REPLACED EVERY YEAR OR MORE. SHE WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BECAUSE RHONDA LOVES SEWING, SHE OFFERED HER SKILLS TO CREATE SOMETHING TOGETHER. THEY SPENT MONTHS RESEARCHING MATERIALS. EVENTUALLY, AFTER MONTHS OF RESEARCH, THEY LAUNCHED THEIR FIRST PRODUCTS. THE FIRST DOG COLLARS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR OUTDOOR DOGS, MADE WITH POLYESTER MATERIALS, SELF DESIGNED PATTERNS, AND CARRYING A DOGS' LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

OUR PRODUCTS AND MISSION HAVE HAD THE SAME END GOAL SINCE THE FIRST DAY WE LAUNCHED OUR SHOP IN AUGUST OF 2015. WE FOUNDED THIS BRAND AROUND MAKING A DIFFERENCE, AND HAVING A PRODUCT THAT HAS OVERSTEPPED THE BOUNDARIES OF A ‘NORMAL’ DOG COLLAR WAS NEW TO THE OUTDOOR DOG COMMUNITY. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE SAME CORE MISSION:

TO MOTIVATE AND HELP MORE DOG OWNERS TAKE THEIR DOGS ON ADVENTURES & TO END DOG OBESITY

THEIR INSPIRATION FOR THEIR PRODUCTS, DOGS' LIFETIME GUARANTEE, AND BRAND INTEGRITY COMES FROM THEIR DRIVE TO PUSH THE LIMITS OF WHAT DOG GEAR CAN REALLY BE. BANDED PINES HAS FAR MORE POTENTIAL THAN JUST DOG GEAR. WE HOPE THAT THROUGH EVERY PRODUCT PURCHASED; MOTIVATION, POSITIVITY, AND STRENGTH GOES OUT TO THOSE DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS.