It was back in early 2016 that Scout, the namesake of my dog wear company, came into my world. And her arrival changed my life! When Scout arrived, I had just left a successful corporate career as the co-owner of an eLearning company for over 12 years. I was in corporate burnout; I craved more creativity in my life! Creativity was always encouraged while I was growing up. My childhood was filled with drawing, knitting, sewing, and crafting. This need for creativity drew me back into a life where I can work with my hands again, and I couldn't be happier!
You can read Scout's story and how she came to me here (it's a story in itself!)
Scouter Wear is one of those classic business success stories you often hear; I started making dog coats for Scout, then neighbours started asking for them, and then a business was launched, all during the fall of 2016. Now, several years later, Scouter Wear has added a new category which is making patterns and teaching people how to make their own dog clothes. And I absolutely LOVE what I do! I bring this joy and creativity into every Scouter Wear product I design.
I am constantly inspired by the dogs I see; All the varied sizes and breeds, particularly those with "hard to fit" shapes. Dog's needs, comfort, and safety are the top priority in everything I design. From the Alpine Jacket: a waterproof dog coat with fleece lining, designed to cover the belly to keep the dog warm and dry. To the Cool Dog: a cooling jacket designed to help keep dogs comfortable in the summer heat. All coats are designed to be functional and with dog's needs in mind.
Founder/CEO, Scouter Wear and Scouter Wear Club