In the era of mass-produced plastic, something handmade to last is a breath of fresh air. And handmade in Tuscany, no less, by local artisans using a hero material steeped in local history: Casentino wool. The Mini Margaret by dog-accessory savants 2.8 does the impossible: it lends panache to poop bags. With its compact circular shape and adjustable leather shoulder strap, it disguises itself as a sophisticated handbag, while secretly serving as the most stylish poop bag ever to grace a dog park. No clunky attachments on your leash, no foraging for bags shoved in other bags—the Mini Margaret features a concealed inner compartment with a discreet exterior opening that allows you to pluck poop bags with ease.
Throw in your keys, phone, wallet (and treats, of course), sling the Mini Margaret over your shoulder and step out safe in the knowledge that you look as fabulous as your dog thinks you are. And if it’s raining, no problem—Casentino wool is naturally water-repellent. Hand-crafted to stand the tests of time, and in compliance with high-quality standards typical of local craftsmanship, the Mini Margaret Casentino Round Bag is available in Casentino wool’s signature colours, orange and avio blue. Bellissimo.
We are thrilled to introduce Dog-Friendly, a collection of city guides for dog-loving people, created together with our long-time contributor, photographer Winnie Au, and fellow enthusiasts, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press. We are currently raising funds to finance all original content, to launch the collection with London and New York, and to get tails wagging for more cities to come. You can support the project here.
August 25, 2021
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