Best of NY Gift Fair: Harry Barker
Get set for a greener Harry Barker this spring: Besides switching its bed inserts to fibers made from 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (also known as, aptly enough, PET, the same material soda bottles are made of), the pet-goods purveyor is adding new hemp bone toys, a striped hemp bed, and biodegradable pet-waste bags, as well as a bag dispenser made from 100 percent recycled plastic.
Colored with AZO-free dyes, the 100 percent organic hemp slipcovers are preshrunk and machine-washable. They'll be available in two shapes (round or rectangle), five colors (orange, green, blue, red, or brown), and three sizes (small, $120; medium, $140; or large, $160), but if you're champing at the bit, an organic-cotton version is currently for sale.Also making their debut are Harry Barker's No. 2 bags, which come in rolls of 20 and are packaged in sets of three for $6. Made from soy and corn bioplastics, the poop scoopers are completely biodegradable, as well as compostable. The companion dispenser ($10), available in pink, blue, brown, or black, comes with a roll of 20 bags, plus a hook for attaching to your dog's leash or collar—hey, the mutt needs to pull his weight somehow, right? ::Harry Barker