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Upcycled Suitcase Pet Beds

Etsy Artists Make a Cute Eco Case for Cats

— December 20, 2009 — Eco
Cats spend a lot of time sleeping. When cats aren’t trying to lie across their owner’s computer keyboards, they love to get into dresser drawers, high places, and suitcases for a little nap.

Making an official cat bed out of an old suitcase is a natural. Some of the artisans of Etsy are doing just that: Suitcases are retrofit with legs and bedding, sometimes given a paint job or partial rebuild. The finished pieces are feline approved and might even suit a small dog.

Don’t tell the cat!
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Pet Furniture - Opportunity for artists and designers to repurpose discarded items into unique and eco-friendly pet furniture.
2. DIY Pet Bed Projects - Increased interest in DIY projects for pet owners to create customized and cost-effective pet beds using repurposed materials.
3. Eco-conscious Pet Accessories - Growing demand for sustainable and visually appealing pet accessories made from upcycled materials.
Industry Implications
1. Artisanal Pet Furniture - Artisans and craftsmen can explore the market of unique and upcycled pet furniture to cater to eco-conscious pet owners.
2. DIY Home Improvement - DIY home improvement industry can develop and market more DIY projects specifically for pet owners, offering pet bed kits and tutorials.
3. Sustainable Fashion and Design - Fashion and design industry can tap into the demand for eco-friendly products by creating pet accessories made from upcycled materials.
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