Handmade | Social Good | Woman Owned | Small Batch
The first Milltown Brand dog goods were born in 2014 when designer Mariko made her first dog waste bag dispenser from the offcuts of the human Dopp kits she was hand making at the time. Frustrated by the lack of high quality dog products on the market, she started making high end, hand crafted accessories for her own dog. Named in tribute to the former milltown that she grew up in, Kawaguchi, Japan, Milltown Brand is an open creative outlet for any products born out of necessity.
Our first products were cut and sewn one by one by Mariko and her small team on her vintage Juki industrial sewing machines, with the same attention to detail as our human goods. We believe that dog accessories, like any handcrafted bag, should be assembled with love and care, and that every fabric grain should be straight, every seam tight, and every stitch perfectly uniform. To this day, our standards of quality reflect our origins in handmade bespoke human accessories.
We believe that it’s everyone’s obligation to do what they can, however they can, to make a difference. Raising awareness about pet adoption and the worldwide puppy mill crisis is our number one goal. Also, as the single most important issue facing all of us is climate change, we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and also limit the amount of plastic that is used in our manufacturing and shipping process. All of our products can be re-used or recycled when they are too worn out.