Barkshe is all about love - loving our furry companions, our community, our planet... and loving what we do!
WHO ARE WE?
We are two sisters born and raised in Montréal, Québec. We are currently university students. We got our first dog Happi last year and wanted to match with him in every way possible! As many of you know, Happi is the inspiration behind this project. We are naming this store Barkshe (as in Bark & She) because we want a word that expresses the unconditional love we share between dogs and humans. Needless to say, Barkshe is a very meaningful project for us three.
WHY "ATELIER?" OUR LOVE AND PASSION FOR CRAFTING
We chose "Atelier", a french word that means "studio" or "workshop" because we love to create new and special pieces. We make our very own patterns and we design every piece with a lot love and time. Every product is handcrafted with a lot of attention to detail. Every step in our production is about precision. We choose the best quality material and fabrics and we are constantly working to provide the best designs for a comfortable wear and fit for you and your pup.
WHY DO WE WANT TO GIVE BACK 10% TO A LOCAL CHARITY?
As cheesy and cliché as it sounds, giving back to non-profit organizations is a fundamental core of Barkshe. As a shop that sells pet accessories and apparel, we believe it is our responsibility to help animals in needs. It's a collective effort... every effort counts, and so do ours! Giving back to our community by donating 10% of our proceeds is actually one of the first thing that came to our mind when we first had the idea of creating Barkshe. It is one of the driving force and motivation behind Barkshe.
One of our distant goal is to give back to more charities. We want Barkshe to grow to support others around us. We believe Barkshe is more than a shop. It is a platform to create meaningful and fulfilling experiences for us, you and the community. It's our wish to help more causes as time goes by.
HOW ARE WE ECO-FRIENDLY?
Barkshe wants to help reduce the burden on our environment. We try our best to do our part. Our environment is such a huge part of our pups’ lives that we feel it is our responsibility to give the options of eco-friendly products and to source sustainable packaging.
Among the variety of products we offer, we believe it is important to give the option of organic and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified fabrics. Organic fabrics use cotton grown from environment free from pesticides, chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Oeko-Tex fabrics are tested and approved to be free from more than 100 harmful substances to our health.
We believe it is important to be aware of our impact and contribution to environmental issues. This is why we opt for a sustainable packaging. Our mailers are made from recycled material and can be recycled. The stickers are compostable and even the treat pouches that come in every order are biodegradable. The treats included in every purchase are from Northern Biscuit. They are made locally with limited and human-grade ingredients.