Underdog® Tote bag
This product is part of our Everyone Loves an Underdog® collection, the charitable arm of Tani Japan. Proceeds from sales of this product, minus production cost, will go to fund Tokyo-based Dog Shelter.
This collection features a unique “wolves" print, designed by Jody Asano, an American multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Tokyo. Grey wolves are the wild ancestors of domesticated dogs. Once widespread across most of North America, they almost became extinct due to ruthless hunting. Years of strong conservation efforts have restored some of the wild wolves population in their former habitat. We hope with tireless efforts and long term commitment, our “Underdog” project can also bring positive change to the society.
a play on words...Combining the specialty of Tani - UNDERwear, with our love of animals, especially DOGs. In English, the word "underdog" is often referred to the weaker party, the less fortunate in the society.
everyone loves an underdog...is the charitable arm of Tani Japan. Proceeds from the sale of this collection will go to fund projects that raise awareness and offer financial help to the underprivileged.
Dog Shelter, Tokyo, Japan
Sales proceeds (after deducting production cost) from the Underdog project in Japan will go to fund Tokyo-based Dog Shelter <dogshelter.jp>
Dog Shelter was founded by Mrs Mina Kataoka in 2006. The small organization is run by volunteers only. Every dog they take in undergoes thorough medical check and home fostering before being matched to their new permanent home. Every prospective dog owner and their home are also vetted by the team.
Dog Shelter has re-homed over 900 dogs in the Kanto and Kansai area. Only 2 dogs have ever been returned to Dog Shelter following their formal adoption, testament to Mrs Kataoka and her team's serious and thorough work.