A good dog shouldn’t weave and thread through your legs while you’re walking, but it should have a place to curl up after a long stroll. The Baba Tree basket company has woven that perfect place. Their dog beds expand on a range of African market baskets that includes options for laundry, storage, and bikes.
Founded by Gregory ‘Ayinedollah’ MacCarthy, the fair-trade company directly contributes to the development and sustainability of a community based in the town of Bolgatanga, located in Ghana’s Upper East Region. Each of the hundreds of artisans who hand-weave the baskets are pictured on the web store with their work, and they earn extra commission whenever one of their artful baskets is sold. This transparent chain means owners can feel as good about their purchase as pooch pals do about sleeping for 14 hours a day.
Have you ever imagined Amy Winehouse or Nick Cave as a Chihuahua, Neil Young as a Vizsla, or PJ Harvey as an Afghan hound? That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Michael Gillette has done through his unique illustration project, blending beloved, iconic music legends, both past and present, with their dog counterparts. Pack of Dogs, our first foray into book publishing, is a celebration of pup and pop culture for music and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020