Canine Cashmere was born from my wanting my adorable dachshund, Vanda, to be as chicly dressed as a stylish Parisian. I wanted to make dog sweaters that both I would want to wear and would also be proud in which to clothe my canine. To meet such criteria, I headed to Italy.
After exhaustive research, I identified a manufacturer who produced luxury knitwear for a few large brands. Fortunately, the Italian knitwear company shared my enthusiasm for these whimsical dog concepts and a collaboration began. I chose Cariaggi yarn, one of the finest, high quality filaments in the world.
Once my patterns, yarns, and samples were in production, I knew I needed to find the right name. Within days, while walking with Vanda in Trocadero, facing the Eiffel Tower, I found it “Canine Cashmere” and Voila!
Canine Cashmere was trademarked, the Italian factory was producing samples and an American in Paris who loves her dog, was about to have it all realized.