WHAT IS UPCYCLING?

We define upcycling as the process of creative reuse - turning unwanted or discarded material into something new and useful.  This not only prevents this material from ending up in the landfill but also reduces the consumption of new materials.  Most of our products are created from fabric swatches, scraps and leftover yardage - the stuff you never know what to do with.  We try to reuse as much as we can into our products; even the tiny leftover fabric we integrate into our business cards.  

 

WHERE DOES THE FABRIC COME FROM?

Like all artists, our studio is filled with materials for potential projects.  Our stash of expired designer swatches and piles of fabric needed to be put to good use which sparked the idea for our products.  Besides that and donations, we salvage our material from local recycling events and creative reuse centers - you'd be amazed at what you can find by connecting with these communities.

 

DO THE PRODUCTS COME WITH A COLLAR OR ATTACH TO ONE YOU ALREADY HAVE?

Our bows and bowties have a velcro strip that you can loop around your pup's existing collar.  Our bandanas have velcro straps sewn into the ends that can adjust around your dog's neck.

 

WHICH SIZE IS BEST FOR MY DOG?

You can request a printable sizing template for each product by emailing us at info@thriftypup.com, otherwise the width dimension is listed next to the size on the product page.  You may want to choose a larger size for dogs with a lot of fur or if you like the oversized look.  For female pooches who want to rock a bowtie to the side, we recommend a size down.  

 

HOW DO I WASH THRIFTY PUP PRODUCTS?

We recommend hand washing our products in mild detergent and laying flat to dry.  Since our products are created from a variety of fabrics, care information may or may not be available to us so we recommend testing small areas or the back of the product first.

 

CAN I REQUEST A PRODUCT NOT SEEN ON THE WEBSITE?

We'd love to hear your feedback - send us your general requests on what you'd like to see more of.  If there is something custom you'd like to order, just fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can with a quote.

 

CAN YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

We ship to select international countries.  We can add your country by request if it is not available at checkout.  Please be aware that international orders may be charged custom taxes or duties.  Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country.  These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel.  Also note that packages may take longer to clear customs and we are not responsible for customs delays.

 

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We'd be happy to answer additional questions at info@thriftypup.com.