|Article Author: Dog Clothes Review - A Merryvaluation by Angie McKaig |
I'm getting older.
You know why I know I'm getting older? Because as opposed to my oblivious teens or my only slightly-less-clueless twenties, I'm really starting to care about the ethical practices of companies that I work with, buy from, frequent, and these days... write about. It's not just about the well made product any more - well, it's still about that, but it's also about knowing how their products are made and using what materials (eco friendly?) and seriously, how did this happen? Dunno. But here we are.
This is my way of introducing you to one of our November reviews: two tank dog shirts by CanisWear. Yes, they're cute and well made - and I'll get into that in a moment. But first let me tell you how much I'm loving that the shirts are created, sweatshop-free, in Canada (it's a Canadian company) by a non-profit organization that operates as a job reinsertion program for women. That's just twelve kinds of awesome.
Okay. Let's move on to the shirts themselves.
The first style is all-white with black piping and a pink girly skull applique. The second style is all-black, all-the-way with yellow SECURITY emblazoned across the shoulders, since everyone knows that when you think security? Of course you think a pug.
(I read once in Pugs in Public that the pug is a breed that would hold the flashlight for the burglar. And oh yes. But sure - they're security.)
Regardless, the princess diva model pug extraordinaire enjoyed playing the part of security, which, actually, is more fun anyway.
The shirts have a very simple one-piece, one-seam construction (the seam runs down from the center of the throat along the belly) and a distinct lack of sleeves, making thema cami or tank top style - they do, however, come with sleeves if that's what you prefer.
They're form fitting (very) and made from a combination of polyester and lycra. If you're hesitating between two sizes, trust me, you may want to go larger (I do not believe a pug any larger than Merry could wear a size S - you'd likely want to hop up to a M). The fabric is wonderfully solid and substantial, a great tank for cooler summer days, fall and spring too.
Fabulous style, ethically made, solid construction: what more could you ask for?
You can find out more about Caniswear from their web site at www.caniswear.com.