Hu Xi, Pet clothing designer, said, "On my 10th birthday my mum gave me a little dog, and from that day on I would give her fabric or my own clothes to wear. It was great fun. My dog would basically wear my clothes every day"
In recent years, pet ownership in China has increased. Demand for her tailored outfits has boomed. More customers favor the hand-made quality over mass produced clothes bought in stores. Pet owners enjoy dressing up their little darlings.
Zhang Mengyi, Regular Customer, said, "I think of them just like my own children. I want my friends to like them. I think ultimately them wearing clothes satisfies my own emotional needs."
Hu estimates that she has sold between 10 and 20-thousand items since she opened shop in 2000. She has even opened a small factory in the city's suburbs, where her designs are mass produced and sold both inside China and abroad.
Hu and her flock of colorful pups will surely go on living in style.