We love our planet and we love our pups. Earth Day is a great reminder to do what we can to protect our environment when it comes to consumerism. Nowadays it’s pretty easy to make eco-friendlier choices and there are tons of chic recycled items out there. Brands everywhere, both big and small are designing with mother nature in mind. We put together this gorgeous guide of eco-friendly items for both you and your pups. If you’re on the hunt for new styling’ green pawducts from mod dog beds, to cute doggie inspired baubles this list has it all!
1. Upcycled Denim Dog Bed, $84.95
Denim is such a great fabric for pet products. It’s durable but soft enough to snuggle up on and take a nap. This handmade dog bed is created from upcycled/re-purposed jeans. The bed has a hardwood floor inspired patch pattern and a zig-zag patch pattern on the flip-side to make this two beds in one! It comes in 5 sizes – extra small through extra large.
2. Chihuahua Recycled Glass Jar, $16
Hiro’s Heart repurposes glass jars and creates unique and adorable lids out of found animal figurines. The lids and animals are painted and sealed with a clear acrylic sealer. The jars can be used to organize just about anything from cooking items in the kitchen to office supplies or even a new chic home for dog treats!
3. Pink Corduroy Dog Vest, $40
Pupcycle Canada upcycles gently used human clothing from thrift stores and transforms them into pet clothing. Such a pawesome concept! How sweet is this little pink corduroy vest pupcycled from an Old Navy Children’s jacket?! Perfect for a dainty long-haired Chihuahua.
4. Pug Earrings, $7.94
Splendid little Pug studs made of recycled plastic and laser cut to pawfection! Lilipop also specializes in Boston Terriers and Doxies! 🙂
5. German Shepherd Recycled Cosmetic Bag, $36
EcoPet Handbags is very passionate about our planet, the animals that roam the earth, and creating products with those passions at the root. They love to recycle and recreate and turn “the conventional into the unconventional.” That is how they came to transform pet food bags into handbags. Each bag is a unique creation of up-cycled pet food bags, often embellished with recycled and re-purposed materials and fabrics. Read more about EcoPet Handbags amazing accessories and design process here.
6. Eiffel Tower Plush, $12
Available at BarkShop this Eiffel Tower dog toy from Harry Barker is not only chic but also eco-friendly. Made from durable cotton canvas and stuffed with eco-friendly fiberfill, this is one historic landmark your pup will ruv to visit again and again!
7. Boxer Vinyl Record Clock, $40
Have a friend who’s eco-concious and obsessed with their dog and music? You will definitely win the best gift ever award with this elegant Boxer dog clock. 100% handmade from recycled vinyl records once destined for the dump!
8. Boat Rope 8 Foot Dog Leash, $32
If your pup is super active and a puller on walks this leash will be a game-changer for your daily romps. These leashes from Marine Dog are upcycled and eco-friendly, created with recycled boat rope and boat parts. They are sleek, sturdy and secure! These leashes also have the luxury of converting into different lengths and have 2 hands free options.
9. Grrreen Box Notes, $14
These whimsical pup cards are great for any occasion. Each box comes with 6 cards and 6 envelopes. They are printed on ultra white, heavy weight cover stock, premium recycled paper and processed chlorine free, using wind powered electricity.
Paper Russells has a really cool start-up story. The owners were on the hunt for the perfect congratulatory card for a friend who just had a litter of puppies. The artist behind the cards was discovered sketching dogs in a park as the pups were playing on the lawn. They loved her style and hired her on the spot! Dog lovers always find each other.
10. Denim Dog Ball, $3
These denim dog balls are made from old jeans (washed and cleaned of course). Stuffed with 100% recycled, polyester fiberfill and a squeaker. You gotta love the dog toys that are fun and enjoyable for your pups but also look super cute in your living room!
11. Recycled Notebook, $14.99
If you love collecting vintage memoribilia and anything dog themed these notebooks by Rag And Bone Design will seem like a treasure for you. These little books are hand made in a small home studio and go through a nearly twenty step process from start to finish. They are upcycled by using vintage children’s books often featuring dogs and are filled with recycled paper that is refillable. Additionally a portion of your purchase will be donated to animal rescue. Ruv!
12. Paisley Dog Bow Tie, $8
One man’s trash is another dog’s treasure! thRUFFty pup is here to deck out your pup in some seriously hip doggy style. All of the merchandise thRUFFty pup sells is found in thrift stores and upcycled and handmade into what you see here.
This bow tie is repurposed from a man’s tie. It attaches to a 1 inch (or smaller) collar by 2 pieces of velcro that wraps around the collar for extra security. Can be worn as a bow for female dogs by putting it to the side of the collar. 100% one of kind digs for your eco-concious pupster!
13. Dachshund Blocks Art, $40.70
If you’re looking to add to your collection of Dachshund themed items this piece is a gem of a find! Stylish and sustainable Doxie pawrents will love this beautiful piece of Sausage Dog art. Handmade in the Netherlands from recycled wood from South Africa.
14. Harry Barker Striped Bed Roll, $84
Another wondrous pupcessory from the doggie designers at Harry Barker. Your woofster needs a soft place to rest his head no matter where he goes. This is the perfect solution for dogs on the move. It’s packable and cozy and great for crates, cars and travel. Made from a super-durable blend of jute and cotton, and stuffed with eco-friendly fill.
15. Recycled Metal Barking Dog Necklace, $10
Dog Mom’s Day is coming up quick! This necklace has been handmade and cut with a jewelers saw from recycled galvanized sheet metal. This barking dog necklace is a lovely gesture for any dog mama you know who loves her pup and planet!