Being healthy means eating your veggies, but it can also mean wearing and playing with them, too. We’re talking about vegetable-dyed pet gear. Check out these awesome goods in stunning colors.
The Most Snuggly Sweaters
Handknit in Peru, Chilly Dog wool sweaters are as earth-friendly as they are cozy for your best friend. The sheep providing the wool are mostly free range and many sweaters are colored with vegetable dyes. Additionally, the company doesn’t use electricity to knit or produce wasteful plastic packaging.
$32.99 to $46.99; Cable Knit Dog Sweaters by Chilly Dog
Play in Peace
Give your faithful pup a truce-inspired chew toy that’s hand-tied and dyed with nontoxic vegetable dye. The rope essentially flosses your dog’s teeth, and it can be soaked in water and frozen if summer warmth spreads through fall. Rescue groups also benefit with 10 percent of proceeds donated.
$13; Red Peace Sign Rope Dog Toy by Jax and Bones
A Customizable Collar
Your four-legged friend will win best-dressed with this handcrafted, made-to-order collar. Choose from black, brown, or red full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather. Next, select an antique gold or silver finish and customize the size for a perfect fit. The artist works in a home studio and leaves a small carbon footprint.
$90; “Oscar” Leather Dog Collar by Collier Leeds
Lust for This Leash
Take your pet on a sunset stroll with this gorgeous orange and brown signature dog leash with waste bag pouch — part of a collaboration between Shinola and creative genius Bruce Weber. Its classic look is a combination of Wickett & Craig vegetable-tanned bridle leather, vegetable-tanned Horween leather, and shiny nickel-plated, solid brass hardware. Shinola sponsors a dog park in Midtown Detroit, the company’s home base.
$130; Signature Dog Leash by Shinola