We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny Matejov and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jenny, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand is the comfort of the dogs! Growing up, I used to be the kind of person who would never in a million years put clothes on my dog. Now, I own a small business and personally sew dog/pet accessories! The biggest factor that stands out about HelloBinx pet accessories, is that I find ways take into account the comfort of the dog, while making sure the products also look as good as possible while they are on your dog.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
HelloBinx started as “The Doggy Doodadery” in 2017. I was making dog bandanas that slide over a collar, but couldn’t dedicate much time to it since I was also working full time.

While being out of work due to Covid, I was able to focus on the craft of sewing. It started out just making masks, but turned into something more incredible than I could have ever imagined.

My friends recommended I make matching mask and dog bandana sets to sell. I spent a lot of time trying to find the right templates and dimensions for the bandanas. Along with bandanas, I also created templates for bowties and sailor bows!

HelloBinx is different than other brands because of the love that goes into each and every product I make. I’m not a great business woman to be honest, I wouldn’t even be making minimum wage with my prices. But I realized that this is something I am truly passionate about right now. I feel my purpose knowing that my products bring a smile to somebody. Sure, a dog bowtie might not change the world, but if a dog wearing one of my bowties can bring joy and a smile to just one person, then I know I’m making a difference in the world.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My husband and I are foodies, so most of the itinerary would be food-centric! We have really loved exploring the multitudes of options within Downtown Chandler, Downtown Gilbert, and Downtown Mesa. Our favorite cocktail bar is The Ostrich, while or favorite cider room is Cider Corp. Another awesome place to check out is the Superstition Meadery tasting room. Their meads and for are delicious.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to dedicate my shoutout to my Mother-in-law, Junko. Without her, I wouldn’t have a sewing machine, nor would I have had the confidence to learn the basics of sewing. During quarantine, Junko would find YouTube videos on cloth mask tutorials, which we would do together over video chat. Once we found one we really liked, I started making masks for friends and family. Then once demand for masks died down, HelloBinx was born and the dog accessories are now the stars of the show!

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HelloBinx

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hellobinxig/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/hellobinxfb

Other: https://linktr.ee/HelloBinx

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