This bow is named after our special friend, Lola (@lola.pop.sf). Her mom suggested we make a waterproof bow for all the swimmer and surfer dogs out there so we got some waterproof fabric to test it out!
Bow Maid picked this print because of its cultural significance. Often called Hakka Floral Fabric or Taiwan Floral Cloth, the first version of this type of print was produced in the 1960's in Taiwan and soon became ubiquitous in household items and clothing. The print usually featured peonies, a symbol of prosperity, set against a vibrant red or sky blue background. After the 1970's the fabric fell out of fashion and was considered to be "grandma's cloth" but in the early 2000's, it experienced a revival as Taiwanese designers and artists started to explore Taiwan's cultural identity.
You can get this bow in 1 of 3 ways –
- Velcro loop - A bow tie for your pet that attaches to the collar via a velcro loop
- Head Band - The bow is attached to a hard head band for your human. Only available in sizes small & medium. We suggest getting a small unless your human a very large head.
- Elastic Loop - A bow tie for your human or collar-less pet that comes with an adjustable elastic loop which clips around the neck. For humans, we generally suggest a size small unless he/she is like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The waterproof fabric makes this bow a bit heavier so we recommending getting the Elastic Loop attachment option for sizes M and L, especially if your pet will be playing in the water.
Classic vs. Tri-fold Styles
For our super fluffy furiends (e.g. Border Collies, Aussie Shephard Collies, Goldens, etc.) we recommend getting the Classic Style as the bow will sit out further from the collar to give your luscious locks a bit more room.
The Tri-fold style is only available in sizes medium & large.
Toy poodles, chihuahuas, pug, boston terrier
Beagles, bulldogs, cocker spaniels, bigger headed dogs (e.g. West Highland Terriers)
Labrador Retrievers, Huskies, German Shepherds
Although the bow is waterproof, it's still not machine washable. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth.
Each bow tie is handmade and should be sturdy enough to withstand daily doggo wear and tear (aside from chewing). However, for safety reasons, please remove if your pup will be playing/wrestling with other pups (or animals)!