Lazy Dog Designs is a small, vegan, woman owned business on the Central California coast. It was started because Barb Frances loves traditional hand-sewing, going to the beach and being with her dog.
Designing and hand sewing quilts, pillows and wall hangings brings nature into her home and studio. Since Barb is a "tree-hugger" and believes that it is important to protect our environment, she uses only Earth friendly materials for her products. Hemp, organic cotton, bamboo and soy fabrics offer sustainable benefits as well as the the desired feel and texture. To complement the fabrics, she also uses bamboo or organic cotton batting, as well as sustainable kapok or organic cotton for the pillow inserts. The buttons that are made from coconut shell, bamboo, metal or ceramic hand painted from South Africa.
To make it easier to taste samples at the farmer's market, Barb designed her hands free farmers market bag. Later, she also added other sizes for travel, moms or everyday use. These are also made only in hemp fabrics, with coconut, bamboo or metal buttons.
All Lazy Dog Designs creations are inspired by Nature. Every product is completely made by Barb in her studio, starting with design, cutting, stitching (hand and machine) to marketing, packaging and running events. Sweet Kai, her lazy dog, wanders into the studio for homemade cookies!
Lazy Dog Designs is a certified member of Green America.