Friday, 21 August 2015

Lou Lou Shower Mac NEW

A couple of days ago, we posted about a newer, heavier-weight version of our popular Shower Mac with Hood. We've done a prototype using the heavier fabric, and Louis is shown here modelling it (with great reluctance)! It is the same design as the standard light-weight version, but with a heavier fabric. It is lined (in this case) with royal blue and white spot cotton fabric. We're calling it the Lou Lou Shower Mac. Currently there are 3 colours available, Royal, Red and Black with any choice of cotton lining shown on our swatch page.

There a few edits we are planning which will be completed by the beginning of next week (week beginning 24th August). It will be available for Greyhounds, sizes 24-32, and Whippets sizes 18-24. For further information, please contact us at

Monday, 17 August 2015

Lou Lou Shower Mac with Hood - NEW

They say you can't please all the people all of the time; and if you are in business and you merrily go along thinking you can; then you're wrong. We have sold an awful lot of our Greyhound (& Whippet) Shower Macs with Hood; They are simply a portable shower mac, rather like the sort you would scrunch up and put in a bag to take with you on a day out, if there's a chance of rain. They are not designed for monsoons or deluges; that is more the job our our Greyhound or Whippet Raincoats, which we guarantee to be 'all-day-waterproof'.

We had a customer recently who bought two Shower Macs, but was unhappy with the quality of the fabric.There is always a positive side to everything. Oddly, we do happen to have another waterproof fabric in our stock room which has been sitting there doing nothing for many months, and could fit the bill for this customer, so we have sent samples for her to look at. Again it isn't quite the quality of our Classic or Chi Chi Raincoats fabrics, but it is certainly of good quality & weight, and it is rain proof.

On thinking about this, we decided to introduce an alternative to the Shower Mac using this fabric. It will be the same design as the Shower Mac, with hood, no chest piece, but will be lined with cotton fabric of choice (see swatch page). We have made a few to test them out and they look smart, heavier and we hope, will appeal to customers who would like the alternative.

Here is a picture of our original Standard Shower Mac with Hood, the new one will look likewise, but heavier - and lined. Price we anticipate to be around £30 plus postage.

Any and all comments - are welcome

Huff and puff......& relax!

After what seems like weeks and weeks of organising, packing, preparing and general faffing....we finally moved, and are (sort of) settling in. Loads of work to be done here to get us straight and in some sort of order, but the outlook is positive and there IS light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn't the oncoming train! (Well not this time, thankfully)! The hounds were not at all happy with any of it, Ellie would have nothing to do with the house and sat in garden, intermittently digging a hole in the lawn with great gusto and enthusiasm.

The hole - we decided - would make a very nice 'feature' so we filled it with compost and planted it up with plants from the umpteen pots and planters we brought with us. Thanks Ellie, you did us a favour, it looks lovely in front of the bird bath.

Anyway, both hounds are settled at last, and I can safely say, they have adopted their new abode as home. Relief all round.

Here's Louis demonstrating his 'acceptance' of life in the new pad!