Happiness Hugs™ Apparel
Sumptuously warm and luxuriously soft, Happiness Hugs™ perfectly spoil your cherished companion. Happiness Hugs are made from 100% yak wool down, which is 10–40% warmer than sheep wool, naturally antimicrobial, and super strong to withstand dogs’ love of play.
Yaks grow their down to protect against high-altitude winter weather and then shed it before summer. You won’t find a more luxurious, warm doggie sweater!
Our limited-quantity doggie sweaters are handmade by women artisans in Bhutan, the Land of Happiness. Our sweaters are fairly traded, providing a new source of income to support the artisans’ families and communities.
In Bhutan, textiles are endowed with protective powers and represent the most auspicious of gifts. We feel that as spiritual beings doggies can sense Happiness Vibes. Therefore, each Happiness Hug is knitted with meaningful colors, and the traditional motif on the pocket is handwoven with a distinctive spiritual meaning.
We designed our Happiness Hugs™ doggie sweaters for smaller dogs (under 20 Lbs.), as those are these dogs are typically more at risk of shivering on those cold days. We have also designed matching Happiness Hugs™ shawls for dog mamas, so that you and your pooch can share the warmth of Happiness.
Our Bhutan inspired matching women’s shawls are hand-woven by master weavers here in the U.S.A. from the same luxurious material and are silky soft to the touch. Our unique styles will appeal to women who are confident, want to make a statement, and want to feel that much closer to their cherished doggie companions.
A diamond is spotlessly pure. The diamond, seen in many traditional Bhutanese textiles, signifies the awakened mind and ultimate truth. Diamonds have always been known as one of the world’s hardest natural materials. It is practically indestructible and, therefore, represents spiritual power, which also cannot be destroyed.
The Diamond Hug is crafted with hues of five colors (green, blue, red, white, and yellow) corresponding to the five elements (wood, water, fire, iron, and earth). The main color, purple, represents mysticism and spirituality. Blue is associated with purity and healing.
The Karma Hug features two auspicious Bhutanese symbols, Karma and Dramey.
Dramey, meaning the Eternal Knot, represents a compassionate heart and reflects the belief that one’s actions and the universe are interlinked.
Karma, meaning both Star and Action, also symbolizes the interconnection between our actions and the universe.
The Karma Hug is crafted with hues of five colors (green, blue, red, white, and yellow) corresponding to the five elements (wood, water, fire, iron, and earth). The main color, a hue of yellow, is a color of authority and majesty, reserved for the shoulder cloths of kings and queens.
The sunray, seen in many traditional Bhutanese textiles, represents the beam of enlightenment. It also stands for equal enjoyment of freedom, spiritual and material happiness, and prosperity by all beings.
The Sunray Hug is crafted with hues of five colors (green, blue, red, white, and yellow) corresponding to the five elements (wood, water, fire, iron, and earth). The main color, a hue of red, is identified with heroic virtues and is worn by sword-bearing officers. White denotes purity, goodness, and nobility, so the scarves offered to lamas and used on ceremonial occasions are white.