The story of a collaboration between Barkened + Aimée Louise
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!
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.