Gone are the days of dog carriers that sat firmly in the ‘novelty’ rather than ‘fashion’ camp. What was once an accessory designed purely for unadorned functionality— ferrying a pet from A to B—he humble hound carrier has been raised up by forward-thinking designers like 2.8, who blend fashion and functionality with ease and an eco-conscious lean. Made using 100% organic cotton, the Margaret carrier’s grainy texture hints at its robustness. As with all 2.8 pieces, the Margaret has been handmade sustainably using the highest-quality materials and impeccable Italian craftsmanship.
Slung comfortably in the crook of your arm with sleek leather handles, the Margaret offers a perfect portable sanctuary for any animal tipping the scales between 8-10kg. Lined with organic cotton, your hound can comfortably kick back in style while you do the leg work. In naturally dyed, neutral shades of Graphite and Pebble, the Margaret straight-up redefines ‘dog accessories’, looking more like an overnight travel bag on its way to a weekend sojourn in Milan. Can we come?
All images courtesy of 2.8
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