Tag Archives: recycling
Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by Cate.
Roving Woolens repurpose limited quantities of wonderful, high quality fabrics and create these vintage dog coats that are most definitely one of a kind. Their luxurious wool Bobbi Dog Coats are entirely made by hand using eco-friendly methods and materials in the USA. Each coat utilizes recycled glass or wood buttons and are completely lined with [...]
Posted on 29. Dec, 2011 by Cate.
You have to love all of these gorgeously bold, bright, and creative dog toys from Eleanor and Milo! Of course your fur-babes didn’t get enough toys this holiday did they, but who could resist these! The unique fabrics are obtained from a Thrift Store who donate to Animals in Need, then they are transformed into [...]
Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by Cate.
Brrrrrrrr… cooler weather is on it’s way and I know that Milly and Poppet are already snuggling under their blankets, but I’m seriously considering this idea for them. Annies Sweat Shop creates these ultra comfy dog beds with a removable, interchangeable, and customizable pillow base that attaches to a blanket. When attached, your dog can [...]
Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by Cate.
I may have squealed a little bit when I saw these on Pawesome the other day. Artist Sara Norwood creates cushions, mini cushions, pocket mirrors and key rings using her own fabulous illustrations, and then digitally prints them on a luxurious white organic cotton that is beautifully backed with a vintage fabric. I love the [...]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by Cate.
Today I’m trying very hard to keep the identity of this company definitely under the blanket until tomorrow… when I can post the rest! I love the mixture of fashion and function and they have so much to share that it’s way to much for one post, so I’m keeping the rest for another day..ha! The [...]
Posted on 31. May, 2011 by Cate.
I love that a year on I can go back and revisit products that I featured and want to do it all over again! Green Belts is one of them – their collars truly are one of a kind, crafted from old leather belts in so many great colours and decorated with recycled bits and [...]
Posted on 24. May, 2011 by Cate.
Remember my post on those truly eco-friendly Farm Fresh collars? If you missed it make sure to take a peek, they are completely gorgeous! For another great selection, take a trip to environmental conservationist Julia Custer’s etsy shop Handmade Green. You’ll find some amazing collars made from strong, undyed, unbleached hemp webbing and cotton fabric. I like that [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by Cate.
Everything about these collars is, well…fresh! Take some cotton feed bags, add some hemp webbing, sprinkle with cool style and the result is a totally desirable, robust and eco-conscious collar that is machine washable! The hemp used for the webbing is organic and all the hardware is recyclable. I love the effortless style of these [...]
Posted on 17. Feb, 2011 by Cate.
There’s been a lot of Chiengora (wool spun from dogs hair) chatter about people using the fur from their dogs and cats to make very luxurious sweaters, but I had not heard of it being used as a material for knitting hats or coats for your dog! Well, why not? It’s all washed and spun [...]
Posted on 12. Dec, 2010 by Cate.
I decided to revisit the wonderful Lollycadoodle again! I posted about them in June and fell in love with their wool pet beds and toys. Now they have some new stuff which is christmas/winter related – reindeer, penquins, peppermint candy, a panda and pebbles and sticks! All the wool toys are made using the same process [...]
Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by Cate.
With a first glance at these you might think that I had spent a lot of time felting, but take a closer look and you might realize what they really are. Yup! Milly and Poppet’s fur – and all down to the Furminator! Each day the two of them love a good grooming and then [...]
Posted on 29. Sep, 2010 by Cate.
Scratch ‘n sniff make these eco-friendly scratching posts that are so attractive to kitties because they have a live catnip plant growing right in the middle! Your cats have will have access to the plant as it grows through the bars allowing the plant to grow without it being damaged and giving your cat just [...]
Posted on 22. Sep, 2010 by Cate.
Remember a time when you got by with an old slipper or ball of wool to play with your pets? Now, there’s a huge array of toys out there made from ropes, fancy felts, plastics and colourful rubber etc. In this sea of playthings I recently spotted these and was instantly struck by how robust and substanial they are. With [...]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by Cate.
I saw this posted on Dog Milk last week and just had to include it in my Worthy Wednesday feature. It really is all for a good cause, Species Spectrum is (in their words) ‘creating a buzz for rescue, shelter and sanctuary animals through modern design, photography and wit’. They have a unique collection of greetings cards with [...]
Posted on 08. Sep, 2010 by Cate.
Feeling the chill a bit here on the west coast and loving the feeling of fresh rain makes me happy that Autumn is just around the corner. My most favourite time of the year to dress up in the best clothes and the best time to wrap up your little pet pal in these Ruff necks and plaid coats from Canadian company [...]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2010 by Cate.
..that’s right a dog collar! Totally pinching this post from one of my fave blogs Dogloading… I was really struggling this week to find something for my Worthy Wednesday recycle feature and ok, I know it’s Friday, but so worthy of a post. Collars and leashes from recycled billboards…yep, whatever next! but I think I said [...]
Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by Cate.
I have a really big urge to make some of these buttons. I think it probably needs a special machine to do it, but they look so much fun and such a great way to get creative! I found these on a number of etsy shops and picked out the pet ones, but there are oodles of [...]
Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 by Cate.
Okay, I probably say this every week, but I am repeatedly amazed at the creativity demonstrated by some people’s recycling efforts! This Wednesdays ’recycling and helping animals’ feature is very sports related. It involves tennis balls and old inner tubes from cycle tires - Whatever next! The Dog Bed from Hugh Hayden Design has been constructed entirely of recycled tennis balls from [...]
Posted on 17. Aug, 2010 by Cate.
Every Wednesday I try to show something that has been made from recycled materials or is recycleable and benefits your pets - it seems every week brings something special. Tee Tugs – dog toys made from 100% recycled cotton tee shirts. Wow made from a tee shirt? Yep! these have been woven in a series of extra tight and [...]
Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 by Cate.
We have a ton of bamboo growing all around our property that just started off with one little twig that has turned into almost a bamboo forest ! We all know the virtues of sustainable bamboo, it’s really quite fascinating stuff and it grows so fast that you can almost watch it. There are so [...]