Wool is an amazing material. Not only can it be used for all kinds, our furry friends love it. Over the years we've heard tonnes of stories of how pups love lying on our sheep wool felt or Chimney Sheep chimney draught excluders as their own, and decided to sit, lie or even make a bed out of them. So, we had a think, and decided to create something they could lie on wherever they are and wherever they get to. A packable, wool rollup travel dog bed. But, we didn't want to produce just any old travel bed. We wanted to produce something both pawesome and sustainable. Something that could help lower your pup's carbon pawprint - and we think we've done just that!
Handmade in our factory close to the Lake District, our natural wool travel dog beds are made of renewable organic, naturally dyed cotton filled with our lightweight yet comfortable locally sourced Herdwick wool felt. These pawsitvely fantastic travel dog beds are then finished off with high quality metal poppers to allow you to roll this mat up nice and compactly. There's not an ounce of plastic here!
Every single component of these high quality natural wool dog travel beds is natural, there's no plastic content and they're free from glues and solvents too. The manufacturing process has been curated with the environment in mind, they're completely hand made using methods that have minimal environmental impact. Plus the materials used are high quality and completely natural - just a water resistant, naturally dyed cotton cover and local Herdwick wool felt. So, you can be assured your rollup dog bed is not only sustainable, but quality too.
Each rollup travel dog bed measures 100cm x 73cm when unravelled. When rolled up it measures 20cm x 73cm. It weighs less than 1.5 Kg.
We've a range of colours available in our natural travel dog mats (black, grey, red, green, yellow, blue) to allow you to express your pups personality.
So, how will this wool travel mat help me reduce my dogs carbon pawprint?
Each individual wool rollup travel dog bed is handcrafted using only the highest quality natural, sustainable materials. We've done our best to make use of local suppliers, using locally sourced Herdwick sheep wool felt and organic cotton that is free from solvents, glues and plastics as well as artificial dyes. These wonderful wool travel dog beds are then finished off with high-quality metal poppers to ensure you can simply roll them up and pack them away. There's absolutely no reliance on any sort of non-sustainable, synthetic or non-renewable products when it comes to the manufacture of these travel dog beds. Plus, because we want the environment to be at the forefront when it comes to our dog beds, we've ensured that our production practices are truly eco-friendly too. We use low energy, low waste, small batch production methods to ensure we never produce in excess and that our wool travel dog mats well and truly have a minimal environmental impact. They're a truly low carbon product - the perfect eco-conscious swap when you're keeping an eye on your pup's carbon pawprint.
Why should I choose a wool felt travel bed?
Perfect for adventuring, van life and camping our wool felt dog travel bed is fantastically compact, lightweight and easy to transport. Perfect for the adventuring pup. Line your boot with this cosy travel mat, or lay it down in your tent, or just simply use it as a bed whilst your on holiday, i's even the perfect settle mat whilst you relax and enjoy a drink or pub meal - well and truly multipurpose!
Wool is naturally antibacterial, meaning it doesn't grow bacteria easily, this means that even when you get dirt, mud or smelly dog fluff onto it it doesn't harbour a smell. Perfect for when you need something your dog can lie on again and again after a long days walking. Wool is also naturally comfortable, it's a lovely compressible material - wonderful for when your pooch wants to put their paws up. It's also insulating yet breathable, so it'll help your dog protect your pooch from the chilly ground when its colder, and keep them cool when it gets hotter.
Our woolly travel beds in particular are made using locally sourced Herdwick wool, we source the wool directly from local Lake District farms and pay the farmers a fair price for their wool. There's no added plastic, glues or solvents in the beds, meaning they're free from toxins and microplastics.
This particular design of wool travel rollup dog bed is very compact and simple to use. You just have to un pop the poppers at the end, roll your bed up, and secure it using the nifty pocket at the end of the roll. The travel dog mat will then hold itself in its new compact shape, ready for packing away into a backpack, box or car.
How does my dog impact the environment?
Dogs are just the perfect companion. They'll go anywhere with you. There's got to be a reason why they're the UK's favourite pet right? Not only are they a wonderful companion, they bring hours of hilarity and fun to our lives as well as helping to combat loneliness too.
But, the average pup affects the environment in all kinds of ways. Not only do they naturally releases gasses such as methane and carbon dioxide ( in fact an average 15kg dog releases approximately 770 kg of carbon per year) they consume lots of environmentally damaging meat products, as well as requiring apparel and kit that is often made of plastic. This means dogs directly contribute to environmental issues such as the greenhouse effect, the increase in carbon dioxide as well as ocean plastic pollution and non-recycled plastic ending up on landfill.
But, there are things we can do to help reduce the carbon paw print of our best adventure companions. It's all about making small changes and like-for-like swaps. Things you'll barely notice, but have direct pawsitive impacts on the environment. Things like switching from synthetic collars and leads to natural collars and leads. Why not take a look through our range of natural pet products, we've got some wonderful like-for-like swaps available. Tiny changes amount to big results, so we want to encourage you to start now and think about the environment while you care for your dog and keep their carbon pawprint low!