Malulu Dog Coat – Samburu Sun Medium (www.malulu.co.uk) – photo by Bridget Davey Photography
New just in – as worn by Alfie Fashion Dog!
Malulu’s handmade Dog Coats are inspired by the vibrant colours of the Masai.
Handmade from traditional Masai material, these coats are not only fun and fashionable, but practical and durable too. Alfie Fashion Dog just loves his!
Each coat is made from the wonderfully bright traditional Masai Shuka material. Lined with warm fleece to keep you best four legged friend warm, there also is a pocket on every coat to keep those all imprtant ‘poop bags’ close to hand when you need them. In addition there is a specific hole at the base of the coat’s collar for the lead to go through.
The Influence of the Masai Warriors
Malulu’s dog coats have been inspired by Masai ‘Shukas’ – the traditional garment worn by the Masai. This is a long piece of material which they drape around themselves.
This material is woven from cotton in a variety of different patterns and colours, whose patterns date back to the introduction of tartan by the British army in the 19th century.
The influence of tartan can clearly be seen in these designs, which the Masai made their own with the use of much brighter colours and a warm African twist.
Malulu Dog Coat – Twiga Large (www.malulu.co.uk) – photo by Bridget Davey Photography
More information coming soon – so watch this space! Until then, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Malulu Dog Coat – Twiga and Samburu Sun Medium (www.malulu.co.uk) – photo by Bridget Davey Photography
Bridget Davey Photography
Are you loving these fabulous pictures too? Wish that you could have some amazing photos of your dog, but can never get them to keep still for long enough?
All photos have been taken by Bridget Davey Photography, a professional dog and pet photographer who has the experience and talent to bring out the best in your dog to create a lasting memory you can treasure forever.
Keeping up with the latest fashions is one of the many pass-times that Alfie loves, along with cuddles and general ‘puppy-dog’ fun whilst hanging out with his mummy at Next Management model agency. He looks so dapper in his new Malulu Masai Dog Coat, he loves it! Thank very much to Amanda for her support.
Networking Time with the SA Ladies Networking Group!
Malulu attended the quarterly SA Ladies Networking Group’s Event hosted by Darling Magazine earlier this month.
The event was held at the beautiful Konig Kitchens show room in Wimbledon Village on June 10th, and was well attended by the local South African Ladies community and those with a Southern African connection such as Malulu selling quality ethical gifts from Africa.
Speeches were given by Pilates Clinic founder Lisa Lamberti and the South African Olympic Triathlete – Gillian Sanders, who both gave very inspiring talks as the guest speakers.
These beautiful hand knitted dog beds will provide a cosy haven for any dog or cat. The multi-colours will hide a multitude of ‘sins’ (as any owner will know their pet will create!), and being handmade means no two will ever be the same, so customers will be guaranteed of making a unique purchase.
Each pet bed is hand knitted by rural women in upcountry Kenya from organic Kenyan wool. The colours either come from the natural shades of the wool or it is dyed using traditional methods, often using natural dye such as dahlia flowers and beetroot to name a few.
Having started off with just a couple of women, the project now has over 400 on their books. The project provides an invaluable source of sustainable employment to the local women, where work is hard to come by for women in particular due to poorer levels of education. Knitting is a skill that many women already have, or it is easy to pick up to a high standard, even with a limited education.
Flexible working practices are used by this project. The knitters can either come to the workshop and knit there, or they can take their work home and knit around their home life. The workshop not only brings women together from many different villages where they benefit from the camaraderie of other women, it also helps to breakdown tribal barriers which have scarred much of Kenya’s politics and history.
The project also provides healthcare treatment and advice to the women; an essential support system where HIV and AIDS are endemic and many cannot afford a doctor or medication. Through the purchase of these pet beds, customers are helping impoverished women in rural Kenya to help themselves through trade, and not aid.
These hand knitted Dog Beds are available now for a limited period, and will keep your four legged friends in the comfort and style they deserve.