About Sweet Meats

Lauren Fleischer Venell

Our History

Sweet Meats are the brainchild of Lauren Venell (nee Fleischer), a San Francisco product designer with butchers on both sides of her family. She originally constructed the first “Hambone” as a personal art project, but commissions for the plush hams became so popular she decided to bring Sweet Meats to the masses.

Sweet Meats are currently available in three styles (Stuff Boeuf t-bone steak, Porky Chop and Hambone) and two sizes (Individual and Family). Each meat is handmade in limited editions of 600 and 300 pieces respectively. This spring, limited edition buttons and t-shirts were added, and in the fall we introduced gift certificates.

Our Commitment to Responsibility

We at Sweet Meats take environmental and social responsibility in business very seriously. All Sweet Meats are made from 100% recycled, super cuddly fleece, and colored with recycled dye materials. In addition, 100% of our gift wrapping and packing materials are both recyclable and made from recycled materials. Our sewing partners have the highest internationally certified working conditions and product quality standards on the planet. To help us with our shipping needs, we work closely with a local non-profit company that provides employment for adults with disabilities. If you have ideas about how we can better serve our planet and its inhabitants, please let us know.