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Upcycled Umbrella Raincoats Keep Dogs Dry

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 9, 2009 @ 6:00 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,DIY,Environment,Green Pets,Innovation,New York City | 3 Comments

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We tend to run through umbrella’s pretty quickly in New York and there isn’t much to be done with them when they die. But Taryn Zychal [2], a Philidelphia-based industrial designer, is taking broken-down umbrellas [3] and making raincoats for dogs out of them. These super cute coats are made from stripped-down umbrellas, scraps of fabric [4], thrift store buttons, and contrasting stitching. Taryn’s pugs, Betty and Hurley, love their cozy raincoats, which are both stylish and functional. Her submission to our DIY Spring Greening competition [5] is inspiring and fun, and you should vote [5] on it now.


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If you’re interested in purchasing an upcycled umbrella rain coat for your pup, Taryn will be launching an Etsy store this Earth Day, and she plans to donate a percentage of all profits to the Humane Society of the United States.

+ Taryn Zychal [2]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/09/upcycled-umbrella-raincoats-keep-dogs-dry/umbrella-dog-coast-2/

[2] Taryn Zychal: http://www.tarynzychal.com/index.html

[3] umbrellas: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/09/the-brelli-sustainable-styles-100-biodegradable-umbrella/

[4] scraps of fabric: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/06/drops-recycled-upholstery-chair/

[5] Spring Greening competition: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/06/vote-now-in-the-spring-greening-design-competition/

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