Behold the beauty of a fully funded Kickstarter campaign that has brought contemporary and cute sweaters to our four-legged friends! Made with 100-percent alpaca wool and designed with a convenient harness-leash hole opening, Bauhound dog sweaters ($80-$95, in 10 inches to 17 inches length sizes) are as cozy and functional as they are stylish. Equally soft and notably more sustainable than luxurious cashmere, alpaca wool is an ideal material for keeping little bodies warm during the cold-weather months. And, best of all, these threads are providing more than 300 Bolivian women with fair paying jobs through their ethical hand manufacturing.
Plus, how adorable does graphic designer and Bauhound founder Xuan’s pup, Nugget, look modeling her creations above? With her very own Instagram account, Nugget the Frenchie is the very sweet and oh-so-smooshy face of the company. “She is obsessed with tennis balls and wants to be friends with everyone she meets,” Xuan said about Nugget, whom she’s also lovingly labeled a “professional farter.”
Bauhound is based in NYC, though its colorful sweaters would look chic and retro-modern just about anywhere your pup wants to go. For now, the line includes a trio of color-blocked pompom hoodies, but Xuan hopes to expand the product range in the near future.