It think it is safe to say that I have a
small obsession with dog products. I have never been a fashionable person myself, but when it comes to Alfie I always want him wearing the very best. I’m sure you all have heard of the wonderful Fifi + Pascale but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered they make the most beautiful collar and lead sets – Of course, I had to share them with you!
But first, I feel we should get to know Fifi + Pascale a little more, I couldn’t resist asking Owner Fiona a few questions…
What was your inspiration behind Fifi + Pascale?
“We started off wanting to create modern dog art for modern living and have since developed art in various breeds and more recently expanded to Collars and Leads. Our focus is to bring something fresh and different, all made in the UK and ethically sourced.”
How long have you been running for?
“2 years. And 1 year full-time.”
I just love your wall art, what made you bring out your collar and lead sets?
“The collars and leads were born out of desire to focus on UK craftsmanship with simple and durable design. We wanted to create a luxury item that is both durable and carefully made.”
All your collars and leads are handmade, is this something you make yourself? (If not where are they made)
“All the collars and Leads are designed by myself and we work with a saddlery near Scotland for their construction.”
Do you have your own dogs? We would love to know a little more…
“Otto is our Springer Spaniel. He is, well, very springy. Recently we found out he is blind in one eye which was extremely traumatic. However looking at him now dogs are so adaptable, we can all learn a lot from their adaptability and strength.”
What is your favourite story with your dog? Do you like to go on any adventures?
“We love hiking and he loves swimming. He can get a bit carried away with birds and has a good time chasing them. We once went near Trafalgar Square and he had a field day, much to my embarrassment. However the public seemed to love him.”
There are four different styles of collar and lead sets; one full leather then three leather and webbing in Red, Olive and Black. I just love the leather and webbing combination, it is a great mix of stylish and practical – Of course I opted for the leather with deep olive webbing set as it is ever so country! [I actually have a matching shotgun slip and cartridge bag, you can’t beat a good bit of matchy matchy!]. I am absolutely obsessed, I don’t think I have taken it off him since it arrived. It is perfect for the country spaniel or the smarter city pooch.
They are hand-made using soft vegetable tanned bovine leather and durable Khaki webbing, the webbing is 100% cotton dyed and woven in England. I just love leather accessories, each piece [as long as you look after it] will age so well, each getting their own individual character depending on the adventure. These durable collars are also adorned with brass fittings and embossed Fifi + Pascale logo.
It seems that Christmas is fast approaching [In fact, the Christmas blog posts will start Sunday – I am incredibly excited.] I feel Fifi + Pascale is a great start for your Christmas shopping, whether you are looking for beautiful illustrations and curated products for the dog lover in your life or to treat you favourite four-legged friends to a magnificent collar set. You’ll find the finest quality products ranging from Art, Collars, Leads, Bags and Clocks.
The question is, which collar is your favourite?
Emma & Alfie xox
Alfie is wearing his Leather with deep olive webbing collar and lead c/o Fifi + Pascale