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'These are a few of our favourite things'

The story of a collaboration between Barkened + Aimée Louise

Summer 2021


I am very lucky to have collaborated with my friend ~ Emma of Barkened ~ a small lifestyle shop in the heart of our hometown of Deal, Kent. Focusing on handcrafted, thoughtfully designed products for people, dogs + homes, Barkened goods are either made in-house, or by independent makers + family run manufacturers across the British Isles + beyond.

'These are a few of our favourite things' ~ is a recycled blanket for you + your dog + the first of our pieces that Emma + I have designed together, with our dogs, nature + our environment being at the core of what we love most.

Recycled cotton blanket, £65.oo ~ BUY NOW


Incorporated in the design is my dog Wilfred ~ (a miniature schnauzer) + a whippet ~ (Emma has two, Arthur + Florence), who all love chasing squirrels, chewing sticks + going on walks together by the sea.

Botanicals + our surrounding costal landscape encompass the design alongside the shining sun / rainbow. At the heart of the blanket lies an oak leaf + an acorn ~ symbols of strength, honour + longevity ~ representing the importance of friendships + caring for our habitats.

Further significance for Emma particularly, with oak bark + acorns being the traditional + ecologically friendly way to treat + tan leather without using chemicals or damaging trees ~ a process known as Barken.


Woven in Lancashire with a hand finished blanket stitch around the edge, the blanket is made from offcuts from garment making factories that have been saved, broken down into fibre + then spun again into super soft yarn.

Available in 2 colour ways ~ cobalt blue + natural / sunrise yellow + grey.

We hope you enjoy our super soft, bright creations!

~ ée


Fibre: Made from offcuts from garment making factories that have been saved, broken down into fibre and then spun again into yarn.

Size: 160cm x 100cm

Made in the British Isles

Care ~ For best results wash on a gentle 30 degree wash and line dry. Once dry put in a tumble dryer on a low heat to fluff the fabric back up.



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