Countless hours go in to handcrafting our sustainable Made in England pet carrier. Right at the beginning it starts with the design process when Lilly Shahravesh our LISH Creative Director puts together her bespoke collection designs for each season.
The hardwearing natural fibre Harris Tweed cloth then gets woven for us by crofters in the Outer Hebrides in their homes. The crofters weave this fabulous cloth on traditional looms, a skill that is passed on from generation to generation in the family. It can take up to three months from start to finish before the stunning Harris Tweed arrives at the LISH London studio.
Meanwhile our tannery in Tuscany prepare our leather skins for our soft supple shoulder straps ( only using cow hides that are by products of the food industry, no animal is killed just for their skin). The hides are then dyed using a traditional method where vegetables are used for the colour dyes, no toxic chemicals are used in this ancient traditional tanning method. It can take our amazingly skilled men and women in Italy up to eight weeks to produce our artisan skins ready for shipment to the UK. LISH Creative Director Lilly Shahravesh has designed this sustainable pet carrier so the straps are easily removed to clean.
Whilst all the above is being prepared, as per Lilly's detailed and intricate design details, strong quality zips for this luxury dog carrier are dyed to match the Harris Tweed cloth colour that she's chosen. The brass saddlery parts are then ordered from the UK Foundry, these are needed, to be stitched on to the shoulder straps and the pet carrier bag itself.
In the final stages, the raw materials go to our highly skilled UK saddlers who work on the cutting of the leather hides, brass stamping and stitching of the leather to create the most beautiful soft vegetable tanned leather straps. This process with our skilled leather craftsmen and craftswomen takes up to 6 - 8 weeks to complete the new bag's production. Its next journey will be with our experienced UK seamstresses who will cut and stitch the fabrics together, fasten on the cotton webbing and the solid brass D rings to the bag itself to create a true quality product, that will last you a lifetime. The carrier and dog travel bed also has plump removable cushion inside for easy cleaning.
The final journey will be when the luxury designer pet carrier and pet travel bed arrives at your home, for your special pup, to bring them hours of comfort, relaxation and sleep whether travelling or at home.