We are based just south of the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains in beautiful Cochrane, Alberta. Co-founded in 2020 by Cochrane tea lovers, Ron Mulholland and Jackie Poeckens.
Our goal is to provide high quality (enjoyable) PREMIUM LOOSE LEAF TEA accompanied by humorous Novelty Fun Labels to help you start, continue or end your day with a laugh and
a smile. Think of it this way: Smile. Sip. Enjoy!
We currently carry 10 blends with over 150 Novelty Fun Labels. We are committed to selecting the highest quality blends in order to satisfy your inner 'Tea Sommelier'. Our personally chosen favourites include various blends of Fruit Tisanes, Rooibos, Black, Green and Flavoured teas.
Along with Online store, be sure to look for us at local Calgary and area Markets and Expos.
Coming soon, news outlining our local and national retail partners. Stay tuned!
We are also committed to giving back to our local communities and hope to add even more partners in the near future. If you represent or know someone that represents a great cause, please let us know how to get in touch with you or them!
It all started when, having been to many Zoo's over the years, we were inspired to write a few children's educational styled photo books (yet to be published).
That led to us trademarking 'Zoodorkables®' ; 'Knock, Knock Zoo's There®?' and 'Zoo Am I®?'
We picked 'Zoodorkables®' as a combination of the words: Zoo, Dorky and Adorable.
Zeven is Zoodorkable® because he's cute, fashionable, smart, dorky and adorable all in one!
We had a vision of getting the books published and donated to our local Children's Hospital and thought it would be great to also include a plush toy when we eventually delivered the books to the hospital.
Turns out, it wasn't as simple as we thought in terms of the roadblocks to getting the books published but we remained inspired to continue the journey by developing and manufacturing a cool plush animal!
Having witnessed many children struggling to choose just one animal, while at the gift shop of our local zoo, we came up with the idea of creating one plush animal that was made up of many animals, so that the children would be able to go home with an animal that represented more than one animal from the zoo.
We are happy to say that ZEVEN is that animal!!! He is made up from SEVEN different animals:
Lion, Zebra, Snow Leopard, Tiger, Giraffe, Cheetah and Elephant!
He is a patent pending custom plush designed by us and manufactured through our plush animal partner Soft Stuff Creations in British Columbia. Zeven is completely safety tested for
all ages in North America.
We went through many design iterations as we wanted to ensure he was not only as cute as possible, but that he was also super soft and super cuddly. We love his crazy 'mane' !!!
We are happy to say that our vision of donating to the local Children's Hospital is still on track albeit through a different channel. We are proud to have partnered with Kids Cancer Care Calgary and Fostership Canada by donating Zeven's to be included in Fostership's 'Care Packages' for families dealing with childhood cancer.
We have big plans for Zoodorkables® and Zeven in the coming year(s). We are still interested in pursuing our Zoodorkables® children's photo books, but also plan on having Zoodorkable®
& Zeven based illustrated books, animated/cartoon material and possibly an animated movie!
We hope you will fall in love with this little guy as much as we have. It's been a fulfilling journey up to this point and we are happy to say that the best is yet to come!
Cheers - Jackie and Ron
Let's Give a PLUSH!
If you would like to purchase
and donate a 'Zeven' to Kids Cancer Care' ; Fostership Canada let us know and we will make that happen!
Fostership Canada is a great organization that delivers 'Wellness Bags' to families when they are dealing with the trauma of childhood cancer.
Novelty Fun Labels.
One Super Cool Plush Animal!
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HUNDREDS OF FUN NOVELTY LABELS!
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