Kiltmaker launches eco-friendly range of luxury beds for the pampered pet in your life

Pooches and pussycats can be pampered to a new level as one of Scotland’s leading kiltmakers launches a new range of sustainable tartan and tweed pet beds in a kick-back against ‘fast fashion’.

Edinburgh-based Kinloch Anderson, a family-run business with a history dating back 150 years, has created the stylish animal beds with both practicality and the environment in mind.

The products represent an important step for the company, which is continuing to seek out innovative green solutions that will make a long-term impact on the luxury products they produce as well as the lives of those who use them.

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Chief executive John Kinloch Anderson, the sixth generation to run the company since it was founded, said: “Following on from our 150 years in business this new venture will work in harmony with our Highland dress business, staying true to what we believe in - manufacturing in Edinburgh using the finest quality tartans and tweeds.

Kiltmaker Kinloch Anderson has launched a new range of bespoke tartan and tweed pet accessories, created to be both practical and environmentally friendly

“We want all our customers to know that when they purchase a Kinloch Anderson product it will last for generations.

“We live in a society of waste, and the clothing industry is no exception – with three out of every five items of clothing purchased in this country being thrown away within 12 months of purchase.

“Kinloch Anderson is trying to play its part in reducing this unnecessary waste.”

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The new pet range includes a portable travel bed, made to order in a choice of more than 4,000 tartans and tweeds

The company also offers a refurbishment service to bring old tartanwear back to life, and have even repaired kilts that are 100 years old.

Mr Kinloch Anderson added: “Our clothing and new pet range are all made with the same care and attention – designed to be used and worn for many many years and not end up in landfill.

“The pet bed cushions are an additional step in the right direction for Kinloch Anderson’s production of sustainable products that help the fragile ecosystems of our planet.”

Kinloch Anderson kilts are all made by hand in its Leith factory.

The new pet range, which includes a permanent bed, a portable travel version and neckerchiefs, will also be made to order, meaning customers can have a truly unique product made in a choice of more than 4,000 tweeds or tartans woven in the UK.

The cushions themselves are made from 50 per cent recycled ocean plastic, which has been collected by the international action group PlasticBank, a charity which helps to improve the lives of the people collecting waste plastic from our oceans.

To extend the lifespan of the pet beds, each one has a removable waterproof liner inside and replacement covers will be available.

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