$ 4.95 $ 7.95
Your dog or cat will be strutting in style with this slide-on batik pet bow tie! Handmade by a women's fair trade cooperative in Ghana, the bow tie is created from handmade batik fabric, an ancient technique using wax to limit penetration of the fabric by the colorful ink. The women who produce these charming ties are paid 75% MORE than minimum wage, along with a 12-week maternity leave, making this a vital business for seamstresses in this West African nation.
This bow tie slides easily over a 1" flat buckle collar; if you are using a plastic quick release buckle, the bow tie slides over collars up to a 1/2 inch wide. (See photo of the back of bow tie.)
Currently we have shades of blue and green in stock; if you have a preference, please leave a note with your order and we'll do our best to match it in your shipment!
The mysterious beauty of black cats shines through in this casual necklace in cabochon style, complete with cat ears!
$ 12.99 $ 18.99
You return to your resort room after a leisurely dinner. The day of sun, sand, and surf -- not to mention the three-hour meal -- have you looking forward to dropping your head on the pillow for a few moments of recalling your perfect day before you dose off.
You open your door and there, atop the crisp white linens of the bed, sits a hibiscus flower, better than any pillow chocolate. Plucked from the bushes that line every resort path, the bloom is as attractive to you as it is to the butterflies and hummingbirds that it lures throughout the day, a symbol of island beauty.
That hibiscus pattern decorates the Caribbean Blue Dog Collar. The hibiscus rests in multiple tones of blue, just like the multiple shades of the sea, perfect for providing a touch of summer to your dog's next outing!
Sold individually, these cookie cutters make the purr-fect gift for your favorite cat lover, pet sitter, veterinarian...or yourself! Each one is tinplate steel and best hand washed. Except for the Pair of Kittens Cookie Cutters, all cutters are 7/8" deep. Sold boxed and ready for gifting. (If you order more than one, we'll combine in a box unless you leave us a note that you'd like them boxed separately for gifting!)
$ 7.95 $ 14.95
Meow! This stylish headband is covered in black fabric with felt accents -- and a small flower that adds a touch of spring.
$ 4.95 $ 4.99
Do you identify yourself as a Cat Person or a Dog Person (or, like us, both!) These fun 18-inch necklaces proclaim your love for your four-legged family member in casual style.
$ 7.95 $ 9.95
Use this swiveling phone ring to better hold your smartphone while texting and shooting photos or as a phone stand while watching cat videos! The adhesive phone ring attaches to your phone or phone case; the phone ring swivels for horizontal or vertical use.
$ 5.95 $ 9.95
From the Middle French word caboche or "head," the cabachon is a domed setting that highlights the beauty of a stone. This cabochon, however, is made of glass, one that showcases the beauty of the dog silhouette, cut from an antique-style parchment.
16-inch plated chain
Pendants measures approximately 1.4 inches tall and 1 inch wide.
Sold boxed, ready for gifting
$ 14.95 $ 19.95
Made by the women of a Guatemalan artists' cooperative, this petite bag for young cat lovers also makes a fun bag for your own credit cards and small items.
$ 9.95 $ 14.95
Once we lost our passports on an international trip (a boat sinking in Bangkok...but that's another story) so today we're extra careful to keep our passport on our bodies.
Whether you're tucking a passport--or a poop bag--in this Guatemalan over-dyed pouch, you'll do it in style. Perfect for your daily dog walk or a dream getaway, this petite pouch lies flat to your body and can hold your dog walking essentials.
$ 8.95 $ 13.95
This petite bag, just the right size for your credit card and hand sanitizer, has a long cross-body strap, perfect for a morning stop on your dog walk to grab a coffee. The front of the versatile bag is hand embroidered on black velvet; the back of the bag is solid black.
$ 4.95 $ 8.95
Wearing the colorful handwoven fabrics of Guatemala, little Pepe the puppy is ready to provide hours of fun to young dog lovers. Attaching to young fingers by an elastic strap that runs across the back of the finger puppet, this Fair Trade good includes a tag signed by the artist who created this colorful finger puppet!
$ 14.95 $ 19.95
Like our Guatemalan Cat Purse, the Puppy purse is handmade by the women of a fair trade Guatemalan artists' cooperative. And while you might plan to buy it for the youngest dog lover in your life, you'll find that this little bag makes a great way to carry your own credit card and small essentials, whether on a dog walk or a night out.
$ 7.49 $ 14.99
$ 12.99 $ 18.99
We started watching for the green flash on our first Caribbean trip. Each island sunset found us on the beach, willing that split-second natural phenomena to appear.
Although not exclusive to the Caribbean, the green flash is certainly the Holy Grail of many island travels. Under certain meteorological conditions, a green sizzle occurs on the horizon at sunset. Science explains this as the refraction of sunlight through the Earth's atmosphere. Islanders have a more romantic explanation: couples who witness the flash are guaranteed true love. Novelist Jules Verne even claimed that "he who has been fortunate enough once to behold it is enabled to see closely into his own heart and to read the thoughts of others.''
On our island travels, we always search for the elusive green flash. Like Linus in the pumpkin patch, we maintain our sandy vigil at sunset on every trip. Conditions must be perfect -- no clouds, no wind.
The moment of truth comes when the sun touched the horizon, when it seems to flatten as it slides beneath the darkening sea. Then, just when the last slice of red disappears, a sudden afterimage, one last green finger of light, flashes. So brief but yet so perfect.
The beauty of those island sunsets is perfectly captured in this Island Sunset Dog Collar, handmade in Hawaii, a place where they certainly know a thing or two about sensational sunsets.
$ 9.99 $ 14.99
Inventory is limited on this pouch because our partners in Guatemala no longer produce it...so it's now or never for this one!
In the ancient Maya religion, the jaguar was an integral figure. Today a journey to the Maya World reveals many images of this revered feline. This pouch, perfect for cosmetics or for carrying jewelry on your next world adventure, features Maya kittens.
Created by an artisans' cooperative based in Nahual, Guatemala, this pouch is made from hand-woven cloth. The women of the cooperative, over 100 in all, use backstrap looms to carry on their traditional art.
If there's one single accessory that's a must-have when I fly, it's a scarf. Through the years, I've used scarves as in-flight blankets, tablecloths for tray tables, towels, eye shades, pillows, and as accessories to rescue wardrobe (not to mention hair) malfunctions after a long flight.
Show your love of pets on your next trip--whether that's an overnight flight or a drive to the vet's office--with our Paw Print Scarf. Oversized at 90x60cm (70x35 inches), this scarf and pareo also makes a great wrap on cool nights or a beach cover on warm afternoons.
$ 9.99 $ 14.99
Sold Out $ 27.95
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” —Edgar Allan Poe
When we look into our cats' eyes, we know that each cat reveals only a portion of his secrets at any one time. No matter how long we share our homes and our hearts with our cats, we know that there's always more to learn about these multifaceted marvels.
The same is true for our Wooden Puzzle Cat Box, handmade by artists in India. Curled like a sleeping cat, this box contains two secret compartments, perfect for tucking away jewelry or precious memories.
This beautiful box is handmade from Sheesham wood, also known as Indian Rosewood. The boxes are created by the craftspeople of Noah’s Ark Handicrafts & Artisan Welfare Society, a charitable organization that helps provide clean water, health care, and educational opportunities to its communities.
Like your own cat, each box is a bit unique and completely special.
$ 19.95 $ 23.95
Guatemalans have perfected the water bottle tote, marrying the beauty of handwoven Guatemalan fabric with the utility of a bag perfect for dog walking. Along with toting your H2O, this bag can carry your dog walking essentials in three exterior pockets. An elasticized pocket on one side of the water tote is perfect for quick-grab treats while the back side has two separate pockets, one with a Velcro closure.
This bag is handmade by a member of the Unidas Para Vivir Mejor or "United for a Better Life," a cooperative of women artisans on the outskirts of Guatemala City in La Esperanza.