At the risk of stating the obvious, sometimes Black Milk is not the most organised company in the world. I mean, there are times when we design something really cool... and then lose it. It just disappears. This happens with surprising regularity!
Thankfully we have an AMAZING community of girls all around the world who see all the wonderful things we create and actually chase us up on them:
"Hey BM, so whatever happened to this (insert lost item of clothing here) that you made back in (insert time in the past here)?"
To which we reply "We don't know. We lost it. Sorry."
Or sometimes, there are pieces that just never fit into a collection.
Aaaaaaanyway, it got to the point where there were so many of these random things floating around that we decided to make an entire collection out of them. An entire collection of ... misfits.
Girls, I present, LOST PUPPIES. :)
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!! We're not done here sharkies!!!
Ahoy there! Alicia here <(")
Gather 'round my little sharkies, let me tell you the story of the Lost Puppies and just how you can help this little guy and many like him!
A little while ago jL and Cam took a trip to Toronto, Canada and hung out with the most amazing Canadian sharkies! While they were there they did a podcast where jL mentioned this cool collection coming up that he dubbed "Lost Puppies", which would be filled with lots of items that had been sneak peeked and were lost! As jL mentioned, sometimes things are a little hectic here at BMHQ and occasionally we design things and then forget about them. And the poor little garments lie sad in a corner just waiting for a home :'(
Here's the podcast is here in case you need to jog your memory
So the date for Lost Puppies was set for 21 January 2014, and those magical pieces that you've wanted for so long could finally be in your hands and on your body. But then it raised the question...why were there no puppies? :( We did Crazy Cat Lady items so why not puppy print? But we didn't have time to put one together so we needed another option.
So I thought up a plan and chatted to jL. It started off with:
My game plan was simple: to include real life puppies in our collection! No, not sending them in bags with your nylon. Those bags aren't breatheable, FYI. No, we'd include puppies by making sure that we could help out some REAL LIFE puppies through Lost Puppies!
I volunteer at the RSPCA Qld each week on a Sunday and I get to help find new homes for puppies and kitties! So I twisted jL's arm (literally, you should have seen it) and he agreed that we could donate $1 from every item sold in the first 48HRs from the Lost Puppies release to the RSPCA Qld!!! So every item you buy will be helping puppies, kittens, birds, goats, ducks, reptiles and so many more animals!
I'm so glad we're doing this because I really love helping out at the RSCPA on the weekends. I mean come on, I get to hang out with this guy (he's my favourite)
And chill out with some kittens
"I iz rekking ur BM-PROs"
I have to say helping animals is just the best thing ever and I'm super excited that Black Milk and you, our lovely sharkies, get to be involved in this too! If you ever needed enabling, you've officially got a great reason to buy stuff now! :)
Lots of love from BMHQ's resident cat lady and awkward penguin
- Alicia <(")