THE UPDATE WE NEVER WANTED TO POST
FRIDAY 9 JUNE 2023 (by Anna)
What can we say? We have made the heartbreaking decision to close indefinitely from Monday 12th June. We've kept our doors open for as long as we can, but sadly right now it is not possible for us to continue being open for business on a daily basis.
We promised you an update on Bex and you've probably noticed that we have been very quiet for some time on Social Media.
I'm afraid it isn't good news. It's actually really heartbreaking news and we are trying to come to terms with this - although honestly, we're not sure how you come to terms with being given 6-12 months to live at aged 40. Bex's bowel cancer (an absolute b@stard of a rare cancer called BRAF) has defied the latest round of chemo and has spread to yet another location and Bex is not eligible for surgery. She has a couple more treatment options to extend life; she's currently on the first one which was patient-pioneered by Dame Deborah James, who had the exact same cancer.
We're clearly heartbroken by the situation and having to close the business we love, at least for now.
All current orders will be fulfilled as usual.
I'm clearly biased as she's my little sister but I couldn't be more proud of the human being that is Bex. She's an amazing sister, daughter, wife, mother and friend - loved by everyone who meets her. And I know you all agree that she is an amazing designer too.
Thank you all so much for your support and your beautiful messages.
MEET THE HUMAN AND DOG FOUNDERS
OF OUR QUALITY DOG PRODUCTS
THE WOOF & ME ETHOS
We are British
We employ British craftsmen and craftswomen
We use British materials wherever possible
We have British supply partners
WE ARE CHARITABLE
WE ARE BRITISH
WE ARE ETHICAL
We are fair to:
and even ... Politicians!
We employ on an ethical and inclusive basis and give equal opportunities to all, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or living circumstances.
We ensure that we are not supporting or exploiting child labour or poverty throughout our supply chain. We practice fair trade for all of our materials, right down to the tea and coffee our employees and visitors drink!
We ensure that we are as environmentally friendly as possible, throughout our supply chain. Our materials are responsibly sourced from and plastic use is kept to a minimum - single-use is avoided.
We do not endorse the testing of any product on animals.
We do, however, make sure that we test the design and comfort of our products on our own humans and dogs!
We usually use 'Vegan Leather' (see here) and only use real leather in our product ranges sparingly and when it has been sourced from a responsible provider.