Why we’re proud to be an ethical clothing brand for terrier lovers

We care about the environment and the world we live in; that’s why all of our ethical clothing for terrier lovers is made from organic or recycled materials. Say goodbye to fast fashion and say hello to slow fashion. Here at Scruffy Little Terrier, we embrace the slow and leave the zoomies to the dogs! 

I hope it goes without saying that we love animals, and we care deeply about how the choices we make affect others. I thought it might be nice to share a little about the steps I take to make sure our products are eco-conscious and kind to the planet. 

We can’t do it all, but as a small business, we work hard to make sustainable choices to do our little bit to make a difference.

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

Anne Marie Bonneau, Zero Waste Chef

When you buy from Scruffy Little Terrier, you can rest assured that I have worked hard to ensure that my products and my partner products are all ethically sourced and eco-friendly. So you can wear that hoodie with pride, knowing that it was made with love.

Ethical clothing for terrier lovers, cosy hoodie with You Had Me At Woof slogan on woman walking in woods.

What does it mean to be ethical and sustainable?

Often with buzzwords we lose the meaning behind them so I thought it would be helpful to make sense of what these terms mean!

“Ethical comes from the Greek ethos “moral character” and describes a person or behaviour as right in the moral sense – truthful, fair, and honest.”


If something is sustainable it means it is able to continue over a period of time. With reference to the environment, the Cambridge dictionary describes sustainability to cause little or no damage to the environment and is therefore able to continue for a long time.

Say hello to slow fashion

Slow fashion is about making considered decisions and making an effort to reduce the impact of production on animals, humans, and the environment. We bring you natural products from carefully selected small UK businesses and a clothing collection made from organic and recycled materials, making for an online shop with ethics at its heart.  

Embrace the slow with us and leave the zoomies to the dogs!

“Slow fashion is about consuming and creating fashion consciously and with integrity. It connects social and environmental awareness and responsibility with the pleasure of wearing beautiful, well-made, and lasting clothing.” 

Kat Collings, Who What Wear

Is organic cotton better than regular cotton?

All of our clothing is made with only 100% organic cotton and recycled materials.  

The materials used in all of our dog lovers’ hoodies, sweatshirts, tees, and vests are produced in ways that do not harm people, animals, or the environment.

Organic cotton is grown without chemical pesticides or fertilisers; it is a much better alternative to conventional cotton, which in comparison uses over a quarter of the world’s pesticides.

The organic cotton used in our clothing is 100% certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), a stringent certification process that considers both the ecological and social impacts of production.

Our sweatshirts and hoodies are made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester. Recycled polyester is made from clear plastic bottles that would otherwise pollute our seas and pile up in landfills; instead, they make our jumpers soft, hard-wearing, and breathable!

Selection of sweatshirts from www.scruffylittleterrier.com an ethical clothing brand for terrier lovers

Our clothing supplier works closely with the Fair Wear Foundation and was attributed leader status. If you’d like to read more about their commitment to social and ecological sustainability, then you can read the full report here

Our clothing collection is vegan friendly!

All of our clothing is also PETA-Approved Vegan. None of our clothing contains any animal-derived components, and the production is strictly animal testing free in every aspect. Hurrah!

Made to last: wear it often, wear it with pride

All our clothing is designed to be long-lasting, hard-wearing, and enjoyed for the long haul. Our love for our pups is going nowhere, and there is absolutely no reason to stop enjoying showing off your doggy love with your Scruffy Little Terrier attire. 

We can’t change the world, but we can do a little bit to make things better.

It’s not just our clothing that’s eco-furiendly 

Our ethical clothing for terrier lovers are not the only products that are natural and eco-friendly. We choose all of our partner products consciously too – whether that’s organic soap bars for dogs or our natural dog treats which make sure nothing goes to waste!

Natural dog treats made in the UK

ByBenji Biltong is the first DEFRA approved biltong for dogs; Barney and Sandy are big fans, and so am I. Made in the UK and nasty free, it’s a treat you can give your terrier with complete confidence that you know exactly what you’re feeding them. These are seriously gourmet dog treats, made from human-grade pure silverside of beef, and naturally air-dried; they are super high-value delights for your pup.

We also stock a selection of yummy treats from Collar Club, an all-natural, UK based subscription box creator and maker of delicious natural delicacies for dogs. Their very popular honeycomb dog chews made from 100% pure beef tripe to their chicken hearts and beef pizzles, they certainly make the dogs tails wag! 

And, just about to join the Scruffy Little Terrier crowd is Soopa! Soopa makes natural dog treats from superfood ingredients and are again, all made to a human-grade standard. All of their treats are made from fruits and veggies so are a perfect alternative to meat based treats and are vegan friendly. I am so excited to be able to add Soopa to your treat selection for your furiends.

Find out more

If it’s important to you to be a conscious consumer, as it is to us to be an ethical clothing brand, then I hope that now you can buy with complete confidence when browsing Scruffy Little Terrier’s array of doggy goodness. 

Check out our clothing line here and don’t forget to add a treat or two to your basket for your pup! All of our clothing is dispatched in plastic free packaging to boot. Happy browsing!

woofs & licks signature from Michelle Barney & Sandy

If you love what we do and our passion of ethical clothing for terrier lovers then please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, we’d love to see them!

Ethical clothing for terrier lovers from www.scruffylittleterrier.com on a woman holding a border terrier in the autumnal woods


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