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Colourful Clothes for Cool Kids



Monday, 29 August 2011

Zuma's Looking Ahead

I’ve returned home from a brilliant week of fun on my Doggy holiday. The weather was a little bit rubbish, but I got to run free everyday for hours and hours with all of my doggy friends and I think I lost a small amount of that porkiness that was building up around my middle. Mummy says I always look slim lined after she gets back from her trips. Mmmmm maybe I don’t get fed enough while she’s away? Note to self: Make sure I ask for seconds and wear Nanny down by begging for more food. OK, think that should do it!
I can definitely feel an air of autumn in the breeze already and so I am doing my best to not think about winter and look ahead to the summer of 2012. This will be my first summer living in Portugal and we all have a lot to do before we get to that point. I know Mummy has been thinking about summer 2012 for a while now, not just from our big move perspective, but also from our business point of view.
Our range in manufactured in China, which has a long turn around. We like to always look ahead, almost one year ahead, so we can make sure we have all the stock needed for that season. We already have our stock for winter 2011/12, and so now we are working on new ideas, samples and lead times for our summer range. Many of our samples are ready and images can be viewed on our website www.zumathedog.com. We are ready to take pre-orders for wholesale as we need to place our factory orders by the end of the year to get them in time for spring/ summer 2012. Some of our ideas take quite a bit of developing, so items like our sound chip top may need to be put on hold and introduced mid season.
At Zuma the Dog we hold a great range of kids designer clothes, boys designer jeans and girls designer tops and you can also buy from our “outlet shop” on Facebook, where you can get up to 50% off concept samples and production samples or follow us on Twitter.
To enquire about buying wholesale and stocking Zuma the Dog for winter or pre-order for summer 2012, please contact Mummy via email at sam@zumathedog.com or find the “wholesale” page on our website, where you can email your interest there.
My paws are aching from all that running around and now typing and I must email this blog off to Mummy as she has a deadline to meet.
Much Love

Zuma XX

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Zuma's Week of Fun

The pink suitcase is packed, so Mummy and Master C are going back to Portugal very soon. Mummy says that she is only doing one more trip after this one and then I get to go with her. Looks like I’m soon going to be starting my new life in Portugal too. Yipeeeee I can’t wait!! A new place to live, new doggy friends to meet and a massive beach for me to dig in. Think I’m going to love it. Mummy also said there are mountains nearby too for me to climb and Daddy has promised to walk me every day.
When Mummy goes away she always makes arrangements for me to go somewhere fun. This week I’m staying with M at my doggy day care. I’m going to have so much fun. We go out all day running and running and running, with possibly a little digging. I have a great time gossiping with my doggy friends and playing catch with them. I get a lot of cuddles too. I did notice the last time I went to doggy day care that the weather is starting to change a bit. It was very wet and much cooler. I had to do a lot more running to stay warmer and was soaking wet and filthy by the time M dropped me off home. This must mean the summer is soon coming to an end and autumn is on its way.
It’s lucky that Mummy thinks ahead as we already have our winter stock of hoodies, jeans and long sleeve tops and are ready to take wholesale orders in time for transitional and winter shopping and also E-tail sales. We ordered in plenty of our best seller, the fluffy fleece hoody, which is guaranteed to keep your little one snugly and warm in the coldest of winter months. Our jeans with the distinct “Z” embroidery on the back pockets are so cool they will make your child stand out from the crowd and with their adjustable waistband will grow with your child making these jeans a key item of clothing in your child’s wardrobe.
To be a stockist of this bright new brand of kid’s designer clothes check out our website www.zumathedog.com and email your interest via the wholesale page. We also have some great offers at our >>;“Outlet Shop” on Facebook. This is where you can buy concept samples and production samples at up to 50% off. Come and find us at our Facebook fanpage Zuma the Dog and also on Twitter.
I can hear M calling me for my walk now, so I have to go. Please have a good look about on our website and I look forward to seeing you next week.
Much Love
Zuma XX

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Zuma's day out

Well what a lovely weekend I had with Mummy and Master C. We went to stay with a friend in Weston-Super-Mare, right at the seaside. Mummy was a little unsure about taking me as she thought that all that moving about and crowds of people might upset me, but I’m so glad she decided to take as I had such a brilliant time. We walked for miles and I have to admit, I was pretty tired at the end of the day. We took Master C to the Steam Fair, where he could sit on the rides and go around and around and around. I was so dizzy just watching him I’m surprised I wasn’t sick. We took a long walk along the beach where we saw Donkey’s and ponies. I didn’t want to get too close to them and I’m glad I didn’t. One took a very large wee and if I had been there I’m sure I would have been covered. They have absolutely no manners when it comes to potty training. At lease I am discreet and pick up after myself LOL.
All in all I had a wonderful day and hope Mummy will take me with her again.
As the day drew in and weather started to turn and couldn’t help thinking that we are now in mid August and only a few more weeks until the nights get darker and the Autumn will come upon us. This is usually the time of year we all like to get snugly in time for winter and make our winter weather purchases. Here at Zuma the Dog we have been thinking about Winter for some time and are ready with our Winter Stock of hoody’s and jeans. But what we have also looked at this year is Zuma the Dog pyjamas. There are a very cute set made up of a logo t-shirt with an all over print pant. Our concept sample which is at our office is in orange, but we are looking to order these in green and yellow too.
We are currently taking pre-orders on this style for wholesale and in order to get these in time for Christmas we need to place our order with the factory within the next 6 weeks If you are a small boutique and would like the opportunity to stock these for Christmas, please contact Mummy through our website http://www.zumathedog.comon the wholesale page or on the contact tab of our Facebook fanpage. At Zuma the Dog we have a great selection of designer kid’s clothes available for all to buy. Come and visit us now.

Much Love

Zuma XX

P.S. The pink suitcase is out again, which means Mummy must be back off to Portugal again soon.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Charlotte's Web

Hi, it’s Charlotte here, the new intern here at Zuma the Dog HQ. I am afraid to inform you that Zuma has runaway, No only joking he has decided to take a little holiday for himself and enjoy doing what he loves best playing ball, running around, chasing people, the usual doggy things. So I’m afraid you’re stuck with me for this blog.

Well here’s a little about me, my name is Charlotte, I’m from the lovely city of Bristol. I’ve always took and interest in fashion and in which for the past 5 years it is a subject in which I have been studying, and have now finally graduated from Somerset College of Arts and Technology, after 3 years (a very long 3 years). Although I am going to miss the Student lifestyle of Takeaways, late nights, lying in bed and mess!! I suppose its now time to take the plunge in to the real world, Bit scary but hey, we will see how it goes.

My time at Zuma the dog all began when Sam (Zuma’s Mummy) offered me the placement after seeing my work at our graduate degree show held at the college back in June. A few emails later and my first day arrived and I was ready to roll. After settling in and or course a lovely cup of tea, it was time to meet the star himself, Zuma. I was soon greeted with cuddles, woofing and big slobbery kisses, and after a few games of fetch I think we’ve become quite good friends.

In my first couple of days I started of by creating some new logos for the new exciting sound chip t-shirt, which will come in 5 bright fabulous colours, this should be available next year. Over the last week I have learnt that there are many different aspects to having your own business. From design, development, shipping, sales and distribution, marketing and PR, book keeping and accounts, There’s a lot to remember, good job Sam knows what she’s doing. I’ve also been social networking, using sites such as facebook and Twitter. Heard a lot of the Celebs use twitter, never known what it’s about but I do now, And today I’m trying my hand at my first Blogging experience.

All in all I’ve really enjoyed my time here. I have learnt a lot about the business met some nice people and been given a lot of advice. Zuma the Dog deffinately gets a big thumbs up from me! So visit the website www.zumathedog.com to se a great range of cool designer kids clothing available to buy and maybe start your Christmas shopping early, Only 4 months to go!!

I think that’s about it really, well it’s been fun,

So in the words of a Bristolian

Cheers me babbers


Monday, 1 August 2011

Zuma's New Friend

We are very lucky to have a new friend come to help out in the crazy world of Zuma the Dog. Mummy kept it as a surprise from me, but for the next two weeks we have the help from Fashion design graduate Charlotte Lovell our brilliant new intern from Somerset College of Art & Technology. Excitedly as I always am when meeting new people, I gave her the full Zuma the Dog meet and greet, with slobbery kisses, hugs, relentless ball / stick / stone giving and woofing. I think I’ve charmed her enough and sure she is completely in love with me now. MMmmmm I wonder if I can get her to cradle me and rub my tummy? What do you think?
After a quick orientation and strict instructions from Mummy to ignore me where possible, she was soon put her to work designing logos for our new sound chip T-shirt. It’s great to get a new fresh approach to some design aspects of our business. Mummy is a great designer, but it’s always good to get another person’s input in design. This can lift the whole look of the brand and stop it from becoming stayed. We like to move things on and keep our ideas cutting edge and fun, so you, our customer get the best we can achieve.
There are so many different aspects to running our business and over the next two weeks Charlotte will get the chance to be a part of each challenge we face every day. We are really quite a relaxed little office, but from Design, development, shipping, sales and distribution, marketing and PR, book keeping and accounts, as a small business owner Mummy turns her hand to all of these different areas and hopes she can give Charlotte the opportunity to learn from her. That’s if she doesn’t put het off first. LOL Oh! Maybe I’ll put her off!
Zuma the Dog has a great selection of kids designer clothes. You should visit our website www.zumathedog.com now and check it out for yourselves.
Mummy has got more Facebook and Twitter marketing to do and is telling me she needs her laptop back now. It seems to take me ages to type these blogs. Must have something to do with paws and no thumbs maybe.
I’ll see you next week
Much Love

Zuma XX