The Fabric

Fabric material used for Dogs Of Town products is carefully selected. All denim is recycled (previously worn) and chosen for certain qualities. Denim brands I seek and discover have jeans that wear well over time, have variation in color/weight/texture, are selvedge distressed or are sustainable. Used denim that is American-made, made in Italy or Japan is used for those attributes.

 

Hemp makes for incredible material, it's soft and all natural. The benefits of hemp fiber are many, both fabric-wise and for the environment. It's durable, lightweight, and requires much less water to grow than conventional cotton.

 

A variety of discarded designer textile samples, fabric remnants and cutting scraps are incorporated with worn denim, used for patchwork and smaller pieces. People often speak about saving our landfill space, this helps contribute to reducing waste. 

 

Waxed canvas is a vintage-like luxurious fabric! It's used as a leather-alternative and for it's durable, waterproof, shape-friendly properties. The wax is paraffin-based or natural, having very low levels of chemical toxins. Other vegan leather substitutes can add to the harmful effects of the petrochemical industry.

 

"Kind" cashmere is what is sourced for all our cashmere knitwear products. Sustainable, fabric used is certified by the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF). The AbTF is a nonprofit that protects the welfare of goats, their living environments and their farmers' working conditions. Dogs Of Town is not in any way affiliated with the AbTF.

 

Care Details

Bandanas: Wash in cold water on gentle cycle with like colors, put in a mesh bag if possible, or wash by hand. Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry.

 

Bows and bow ties: Denim, hemp and cottons can be spot cleaned. Dry clean recommended.

 

Knitwear: Hand-wash cold with a no-rinse laundry soap or mild detergent. Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry.