Introducing the Sam & Nala Spring Collection!

by Olivia Wickstrom January 25, 2021

Introducing the Sam & Nala Spring Collection!

Colorful, whimsical, and playful, our spring collection was designed with fun adventures alongside your pup in mind. Shop our tried and true bandanas, masks, and bag holders, then add our new items to your wish list: hand woven throw blankets and hand beaded mask holders. Keep scrolling for some of our favorites inspired by the new season. 


Technicolor Rainbow Dog Bandana



This bandana was hand-woven in Nahualá, which is in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. It’s situated in the mountainside overlooking Lake Atitlán. Nearly the entire population is ethnic K'iche' Maya who speak the K'iche' language. Using a traditional wooden pedal loom, Manuel Ixmata’ and his team of friends and family start with 100% cotton, use dye to create their thread colors, then weave it into this amazing fabric. 


Bubblegum Alley Face Mask



This richly colored face mask began its journey as new fabric hand woven by members of a women’s cooperative in the Guatemalan highlands. We work with these artisan weavers to bring their art and rich imagery to the fabrics we use. Custom fabrics are then sent to a small family-run sewing shop outside Chichicastenango, Guatemala, where they cut, fold, and sew to transform the material into vivid, functional masks. By setting their own wages and prices, weavers and sewers have the opportunity to express their creativity while carrying on the tradition of weaving and earning a fair wage.


Gem Garden Beaded Mask Holder



Multicolored and created with gorgeous glass seed beads, this holder is ideal for keeping masks nearby for easy access. It was created in Bali, Indonesia and hand-beaded by women in the community that work from home. This system allows women to earn a fair wage while being able to take care of their families and children.


Summer Hat Throw Blanket



Brilliantly rich stripes cover this fabric of rusty straw, pinks, and greens. Designed for use as a throw, wrap, towel, or beach blanket, each piece was handwoven in Guatemala by artisans using a traditional wooden pedal loom, the same way their ancestors have been weaving for generations.


Happy (almost) spring friends! Now, let's shop.



Olivia Wickstrom
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