Pandaloon: Pet Costumes

Summary

SEASON 9 EPISODE 17

PITCH

animal costumes for pets

ENTREPRENEUR

Eugenia Chen

ASKED FOR

$60,000 for 20%

GOT

$60,000 for 35%

SHARK

Daymond John

STATUS

IN BUSINESS

Company Background

What is Pandaloon?

Pandaloon is a business that makes small dog and puppy accessories. Based in Southern California, the business makes panda-themed accessories, apparel, and accessories. The costume is worn like a hooded sweatshirt and has a pull string at the back to allow adjustment to the pet’s size. Additionally, the apparel can be worn by other animals such as cats.

Who Owns Pandaloon?

Pandaloon was founded by Eugenia Chen, a Content Creator at HuxleyThe Panda puppy. She was a college Maths Instructor when she started the business. Ms. Chen is a graduate of UC San Diego. She also has an MBA in Computational Science from San Diego State University. She currently concentrates on running Pandaloon.

Founder’s Story

Eugenia posted a video of her on Youtube puppy running around her home while wearing a panda bear costume. The video went viral, gaining over 140 million views. It led to huge traffic on her website and put the business on the world map.

She started taking pre-orders for the costume. She continued to improve her product to meet the needs of anyone interested in transforming their pets into cute walking teddy bears. She also diversified her products to feature a floppy-eared bunny, a unicorn, and a lion.

Her passion and love for pandas goes beyond making apparel for them but for every sale she makes. She donates a portion of her income to Pandas International. She ensures that every costume she makes is designed for comfort, wearability, and cuteness. Ms. Chen is a steller academician who has also pursued research in Computational Neuroscience at the Salk Institute.

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