The Kennel Club Charitable Trust

Fashion Goes To The Dogs: Hound Themed Pashmina Launched For Charity

The worlds of fashion and dogs are colliding!  A tailor of classic bespoke British clothing is launching a beautiful limited collection of canine-print pashminas and she has pledged to donate part of her profits to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT), a charity dedicated to supporting dog health and welfare.  A lovely gesture for man’s best friend 🙂

The pashminas have been created by Pip Howeson with artist Jeremy Houghton and will be launched at the Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace, London, SW1 on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, and the original will be auctioned, with the full proceeds going to the KCCT. 

Pip Howeson limited edition pashmina created with artist Jeremy Houghton

Now for some background on Pip Howeson.  She is an experienced tailor dedicated to rejuvenating the British textile industries, and tailors classic British coats, jackets, dresses and skirts.  Her love of dogs inspired her limited edition pashmina designs, and to celebrate their launch anyone buying at the Country Life Fair will have their initials, or the initials of a friend or loved one, hand embroidered into the fabric.  With Christmas not far off they’d make the perfect gift, and those buying one will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping dogs in need – a win-win!

Pip says: “The Kennel Club Charitable Trust helps countless dogs in the UK through its funding of research into dog health, support dogs and canine welfare, and as a dog lover myself, I wanted to raise money to help it.

“I am excited to be launching the limited edition pashminas at the Country Life Fair and enabling my customers to have initials embroidered onto them adds an individual touch which will make it a wonderfully personal gift. Jeremy Houghton is a talented artist and his paintings have helped to create a bold and unique British product that will stay in style for years.”

You can check out Pip Howeson’s work at

More information on the Kennel Club Charitable Trust can be found at

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