Taryn Zychal is an animal-loving Philadelphia-based designer who, through her company Recycling Zychal tries to keep everyone dry when it rains, even our four-legged friends.
She has designed these dog rain coats and hoods from rescued and recycled umbrellas. The old umbrellas are transformed into fun and functional wet-weather wear for humans and dogs. Recycling Zychal will be presenting this design at EcoTopia, an exhibition featuring twenty exciting new green/sustainable product designs submitted from all over the world being sponsored by Nectar, a Long Beach design consultancy.
Recycling Zychal accepts donations of broken or old umbrellas and will donate $1 to an animal rescue organization for each broken umbrella donated! More details about making a donation or purchasing a raincoat over at Taryn’s Etsy shop.
MODRuff is a Canadian company founded by Brent Baillie, a sculptor and his wife Phon. After not finding what they were looking for on the market, they decided to create a modern dog coat for Rocco, their adorable Manchester Terrier.
MODRuff’s products are high-performance, hand-sculpted and handmade. The material is similar to leather, but it is 100% waterproof, breathable and flexible, biodegradable and you can even order glow-in-the-dark.
Pictured above is the MODRuff Urban Camo Bodyguard coat.
I run outside quite a bit, and sometimes at night. I often wondered what I would do if I ran with one of my pups. I had no idea they made reflective dog vests! This one is called the “Rufflective” dog vest — how cute! The reviews on the site are all good too.
After this weekend of about 2 feet of snow, I started thinking that maybe Beans needs a winter coat. The poor boy was shivering outside. He really hates the cold having grown up in San Diego, but I think a nice coat would help him adjust a little better to the changing seasons here in NJ. I love this recycled Eco-Pup Covet coat — it’s pretty gender neutral and made from all reclaimed materials.
My friend Julie says I’ve seen everything, but this morning she sent me a link of something I haven’t yet seen — eco-friendly dog hoodies and supplies from Annie’s Sweatshop. Because Julie and I both have dogs, this is definitely something we’re both bookmarking for future reference. I think Beans needs one of those hoodies.