Melinda Lopez (she/her) is an animal lover and outdoors enthusiast living in Canada. Passionate about sustainability, Melinda created Little Pine to offer pet owners sustainable pet products that give back.
What inspired Little Pine?
Many animal lovers face a moral dilemma when they realize that the footprint (or "pawprint") of the products they buy for their pet can cause further harm to the planet and other animals. The pet industry has its own kind of fast fashion, and the pet retail industry is dominated by socially and environmentally irresponsible big-box manufacturing. Little Pine connects pet owners with ethical and sustainable products they can feel good about purchasing!
How would you describe Little Pine to a friend?
We are a sustainable and ethical pet apparel brand based out of Whistler, BC, Canada. We repurpose materials from our local mountain community (like expired climbing rope and outdated ski instructor uniforms) giving new life to products that would otherwise end up in the landfill.
What are your individual core values?
Sustainability, wellness, and leadership.
How do your friends describe you?
Creative, gentle, and shy.
How do you want to be remembered?
As a leader and a positive disruptor in the pet product industry.
What's the best way to get in touch for questions and support?