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Fetch and Follow's New Autumn Collection

Our Autumn collection is inspired by a cold crisp winter walk along the British coast line, where the weather requires you to wrap up warm while you battle through fierce sea winds on your way to a pub with an inviting log fire. With this in mind our jackets are made from a high quality luxury waxed cotton produced in Scotland while the lining is a cosy Sherpa fleece ensuring your dog is kept both dry and warm while you undertake your outdoor adventure.

With the winter season being all about layers we have also designed a fleece insulator, which is lined with a water resistant fabric to ensure your pup is always kept dry. To sit alongside this we have a jersey sweater which is made from a soft organic fleeced lined jersey meaning once you arrived at your destination and out of the winter weather your dog can still stay warm and stylish while their jacket dries over the fire.

 

 Our coats are not only stylish but they are also highly functional, with the outer layer of the coat being made from a highly water resistant cotton which has had a waxed layer added by leading fabric innovators Halley Stevensons using traditional coating techniques in Scotland. Our coats are then lined in a soft and cosy Sherpa fleece helping to keep your dog both warm and dry on their walk.

 

Our new Sherpa fleece jackets are perfect for those cold crisp winter walks, be it along a windy coast line, deep in country fields or just adventuring in the city parks. The outer of the jacket is made using a fluffy Sherpa fleece which will help to keep your dog warm, while the contrasting inner lining is made from a polyester microfibre which has been densely woven. This makes it lightweight yet extremely hardwearing and water resistant and perfect for any sudden winter showers.

 

Inspired by classic Breton pieces our new Fetch & Follow sweaters add a fun twist to the traditional striped pullover, perfect for lounging around the house or curling up in front of a roaring fire in a country pub.

The main body of the sweater is crafted from exceptionally soft organic cotton fleece which has a super comfy fluffy underside to help to keep your dog warm and snug, while the contrasting arms and neck are made from a durable heavy weight cotton sweatshirt fabric.

All of Fetch & Follow products are lovingly designed in our North London studio and proudly manufactured in the UK with a focus on using local craftsmen and materials.

Spicy Butternut Squash and Carrot Cluster Dog Treat Recipe

Last week we hosted a special preview event for our collection with independent fashion label Draw in Light (please see previous post for more information). The event was held in our friends The Earl’s of East London’s hackney based shop Bonds. It was great to meet all of the people and dogs who attended the event and we cant wait for the collection to fully launch next week
Spicy Butternut Squash and Carrot Cluster Treats
To celebrate our collaboration with Draw in Light, we thought we would share with you our dog treat recipe inspired by the brilliant Bruce. These are a special twist on our Spicy Butternut squash dog treats

 

Ingredients
1 small butternut squash
1 carrot (grated)
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp ground turmeric
1 egg
1 cup of organic buckwheat flour
½ cup of organic oat bran

 

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper
  2. Cut your butternut squash in half and place on a baking tray in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the flesh has become tender. Once cooked remove from the oven to cool
  3. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl then add the oat bran
  4. Once the butternut squash has cooled, remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh from one half. You only need half a butternut squash for this recipe so freeze the other half for another day
  5. Add the butternut squash, grated carrot and egg to the flour mix and begin to mix.
  6. Slowly start to add water until you have combined all of the ingredients and the mixture is wet enough to scoop. If your mixture is to wet then add more flour.
  7. Using a teaspoon begin to scoop your mixture onto the lined baking tray
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden and no longer soft to touch
  9. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool – Please make sure the cookies are completely cooled before giving to your dog

 

Keep the biscuits in an airtight container for 5-7days

Draw in Light Collaboration

‘You’re my waking thought,

my sweet dream,

and everything in between.’

 

 Have you ever sat and wondered what your dog was dreaming about – As their little noses starts to twitch and their paws start to make the movement of running? We think back to the day we have just spent with them and the adventure we undertook together which has set this dream in motion.

 Inspired by how a dog dreams and the special places and memories these dreams can take them, we set about designing a print which explored the movements a dog makes during dreaming.

The original print started of life as a hand drawing using special Japanese inks. These helped to create the fluid movements needed to capture the unique nature of a sleeping dog.

 

We have been big fans (and friends) with London based independent women's wear / interiors label Draw in Light for a while and it only felt natural to produce the print in collaboration with them – Plus their dog Bruce is the sleeping dog which features in the print.

So back in June we headed to their studio in London to spend the day fabric printing. Draw in Light use free-hand silkscreen techniques, which means each piece of fabric truly is unique and beautiful.

 

In addition to the fabric items within this collection we also teamed up again with KANA ceramics who has designed a beautiful limited edition dog bowl which has a unique colour glaze which is inspired from the print and the collaboration

 

 As each dog's personality is one of a kind so is each piece from this limited edition collection. The collection will be available to buy online and in store on the 15th September

 HARRY BARFORD and Polly Wilkinson are the minds behind Draw in Light, the easy-to-wear and ethereal label that launched in 2009

"Our label is for those who enjoy being individual and want clothing that is unique, contemporary, yet timeless. Each piece has a unique print - our philosophy for our work is 'everything is unique'.

 Buy little, buy well, buy independent.

www.youngbritishdesigners.com/designers/draw-in-light