You’ve probably seen the news reports about the lengths to which millennials will go to make their pets happy. According to a recent survey, 79 percent of millennial pet owners who purchased homes in 2018 said they would have passed on an otherwise perfect house if it did not meet the needs of said pets. Of course, the whole question about purchasing a home is a moot point, since most millennials are financially crippled by student loans, low-paying jobs and the skyrocketing price of avocado toast. So buying a dream house, much less one that also meets the needs of your “good boy” or “good girl,” is probably out of the question. However, there are other, more affordable ways to express your love for your pets. Like socks, for example.
No, I’m not talking about socks for your pet, although that would be pretty adorable. I’m talking about socks for you featuring custom illustrations of your pet’s face printed right on the fabric. That’s the specialty of a fun new company called lovimals.
With lovimals, the process of creating custom socks with your pet’s face all over them could not be simpler. All you have to do is snap a pic of your precious little baby using lovimals’ helpful pet photography tips. Then you upload it, and a lovimals graphic designer will turn your photo into a custom illustration that is then emblazoned on a pair of high-quality socks with 360-degree, direct-to-garment laser printing and delivered right to your door in 10 to 16 days.
And for the record, these are not poorly made discount outlet garments, either. They have reinforced toes and heels, and are 75-percent high-grade polyester and 25-percent custom nylon/elastane blend, which means they are built to withstand everyday use.
While the basic sock designs are meant for dogs or cats, lovimals does not discriminate based on pet type. Their graphic designers will create illustrations for any animal you want, whether it’s a Mediterranean Spur-thighed tortoise or an African pygmy hedgehog. And if you want more than one pet on your socks, that’s no problem. Just check the appropriate box when creating your socks, upload a second photo, and the designers will hook you up for an additional charge.
Will custom socks with your doggo’s face on them bring you true happiness? Probably not.
Then again, these socks would make a pretty great conversation starter at the local dog park. And, as a result, you could end up meeting the love of your life and getting married. So when you put it that way, can you really afford not to buy these socks from lovimals?