The Chilly Dog Tattooed Mom Dog Sweater this adorable knit is handmade with 100% wool and made under fair trade guidelines. With its warmth and comfort, the Chilly Dog Tattooed Mom Dog Sweater is great for the fall and winter.
- Hand knit by Inca Artisans in South America
- Made following fair trade guidelines
- Made with 100% wool
- Colored with plant dyes
- Keeps dogs fashionable and warm
- May vary slightly in color and style
In 2000 we were looking for a reasonably priced, warm, beautiful, hand-knit wool sweater to sell in our retail store. We wanted the sweater to cater to dogs of all sizes and shapes and we did not want to exploit workers in sweat shops.
We had a friend in the Quechua Indian community in the Highlands on South America and decided to go visit them and make the sweater that we could not find. The family was so happy to see us but more happy that we could provide them with work. The Quechua Indians have been historically discriminated against and underrepresented in their native lands. They live in the mountainous region where it is difficult to both farm and make a living.
Our first sweater was knit for their Boxer named "Boxer" and he was the hit of the village. We made 300 sweaters for our retail store and Chilly Dog Sweaters was born. In 2001 we had 4 people knitting sweaters for us and now more than 40 artisans work with us. We have seen first hand how their lives have improved with steady reliable work.
Our sweaters are hand-knit and 100% wool. The dyes we use for our wool come from plants and are natural. The sheep who provide the wool live great lives and are mostly free range. Because our natural wool is not treated with chemicals they are both warm and dogs love them on their bodies. We use NO wasteful, useless plastic packaging, ever. No electricity is used to knit our sweaters.