Design is going to the dogs, literally, thanks to Petite French & Co, a company devoted to giving dogs the very best in lifestyle products.
Globally, the pet accessories market is predicted to grow rapidly over the next decade. This is due to the increase in dog ownership, to the pandemic when people were spending more time at home in the company of their pets and thirdly, and most importantly, to the trend of humanising dogs. Dog-owners often consider their pet to be the favourite in the family and want to spoil it with high-quality accessories.
This growth came at the right time for Capetonian Gill Taylor. A dog lover with a strong emotional connection to her pets, for many years she’d wanted to start a business that encouraged the bond between owner and dog. Then 18 months ago, things fell into place and her online company Petite French & Co. was born. The inspiration came from Gill’s eight-year-old French bulldog Sophie, hence the name.
As it’s important to keep dogs hydrated, her range includes a beautifully designed, collapsible dog bowl that can be popped into a tote or handbag. There’s also an elegant, very versatile car seat, made from top quality, durable upholstery fabric, which has seat belt clips to secure it. This converts into a comfortable carrier for small and medium-size dogs. It can be laid flat to form a stylish bed and has memory foam for additional comfort, plus the cushions are removable for easy cleaning. The clips also allow dog owners to attach it to a chair at a restaurant to keep the pet safely contained.
To encourage dog owners to have fun outdoors with their canine companions, Gill introduced a comfortable life jacket available in different sizes and a choice of trim colours. Coming soon for winter are gorgeous blankets and puffer jackets and dog treats made from human-grade ingredients and organic produce.
Coming soon for winter are gorgeous blankets and puffer jackets and dog treats made from human-grade ingredients and organic produce.