Learn About Nips and Nacks
Nips and Nacks was founded by Emi Sogabe as a fun, creative way to mix gardening, crafting, and love for animals. They wanted to make high-quality, locally made pet toys using sustainable practices. Emi began selling their homemade pet toys at a local farmers market and eventually graduated to selling at local co-ops.
Their catnip kickers are hand-sewn using up-cycled fabric and packaged with biodegradable material. Each catnip kicker is filled with 30 grams of pure, organically-grown catnip.
Small-scale, local, inclusive, sustainable
Nips and Nacks knows the value of the cooperative business model for small businesses. As a former employee of Seward Co-op, Emi chose to sell exclusively to cooperatives knowing they are extremely supportive of smaller, local operations like Nips and Nacks. They understand the impact small businesses like theirs can have on the economy, the community, and the environment. Nips and Nacks believes a healthy community is participatory, is diverse, is vocal, is just, and responsive—and finds this at local co-ops.