A few months ago, we packed up all our belongings and moved to the rainy* (and eternally green) Pacific Northwest. Since I tend to have a “be prepared” attitude about life, we quickly stocked up on rain gear in preparation for the wet and drizzly winter to come. This, of course, included waterproof attire for Wrigley and Smash — I’m pretty sure they would refuse to leave the house if our walks meant getting drenched with rain! Fortunately, the good folks at FouFou Dog offered to let us try out their new Fou-Ski Parka, which just so happens to be waterproof (and super stylish). Check out our review below!
*Although, to be honest, it hasn’t been all that rainy (yet) so I’m not sure what all the fuss is about! We’ll see if I still feel that way come February and March…
Kate Spade launched its casual clothing and accessories brand Kate Spade Saturday earlier this year, much to my wallet’s chagrin. The playful patterns and bright colors just speak to my soul, ya know? So, when I saw that they launched a pet accessories line recently with the same cheerful, modern aesthetic, I kinda lost it. In a good way.
iDog Japan is a company that was initially focused on making human sports clothing but switched to dog clothes when the pet industry began to explode. Located in the former garment district of Western Toyama, Japan, the company was able to sustain its business as a dog clothing manufacturer, and now, retailer. They have a commitment to making quality garments that are as “kawaii” (“cute” in Japanese) as possible. I’d say they’ve succeeded!
Shop for iDog Japan products here.
For 16 years, Voyagers K9 Apparel has been creating quality canine wear. Wanting to fulfill their missions of creating the best fitting dog coats and accessories available, Voyagers K9 Apparel has started to fabricate breed-specific dog coats and clothing designed to fit the contours of your dog’s body. Considering dogs are the most diverse species in the world, creating breed-specific apparel makes obvious sense.
NYC dwellers take note — FabDog has an MTA NYC Subway collection that features everything from a map food mat and raincoat to fun plushie toys, such as a metrocard and taxi. It’s so adorable, even non-New Yorkers will love it!
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.