Who can resist a pug in a parka? Or a borzoi in booties? While dressing your pooch in trendy apparel can be fun and awe-inspiring, it can cost a small fortune. But dressing your dog in designer duds doesn’t have to impact your bottom line – or the environment. Just check out these Etsy retailers for some recycled styles that will fit your dog and your budget.
Designer Taryn Zychal repurposes broken umbrellas and turns them into waterproof doggy coats. These jackets come in a range of colors, styles, and linings. But the best part? Instead of Velcro strips that can get caught in fur or stuck to leashes and collars, these jackets have a button enclosure with a separate slip for a leash to feed through. Genius!
Carbon Pawprint Designs
This shop creates a range of puppy apparel out of 100 percent organic cotton. Choose a t-shirt, tank top, or bandana in the size appropriate for your pet. They have a handful of designs to peruse – from the breast cancer ribbon to an ironic squirrel, you can find the design that suits your dog’s personality.
North-of-the-border retailer ModDog offers trendy, hippie-inspired apparel and collars handmade in their studio. They offer several recycled t-shirts – restructured from children’s apparel – that are sized for small dogs.
Dedicated to medium and large breeds, TreeParlor’s apparel is designed for both your dog’s comfort and your convenience. Made from soft, stretchy 100 percent cotton recycled t-shirts, these machine-washable doggy jackets have a secret weapon – pockets! Conveniently stash your house key, cell phone, or poop bags when you’re out for a walk.
And for those of you who are up for the challenge of putting a t-shirt on your cat – or a tiny dog – GalacticThreads reconstructs old clothing into itty-bitty pet apparel.