The clipsters & co. story
Clipsters Dog Grooming Services was started in February 2020 by Charlotte.
After a decade working in further education, Charlotte retrained as a dog groomer. She and her partner Simon bought a purpose build grooming pod, which was squeezed into their modest East London garden.
Despite opening just weeks before the first Covid lockdown, the business has flourished with an excellent group of loyal customers (both human and canine). The business has grown so much, Charlotte cannot take on any more customers.
A new chapter
Having successfully built the grooming business, it was time to consider what came next.
After plenty of research and deliberation, Charlotte and Simon decided that retail was the right way to expand the Clipsters brand. They were uncomfortable, however, with the dominance of dog products that are made from unsustainable materials, with many using unrecycled and unrecyclable plastics. They decided to create a store that combined Charlotte’s professional knowledge (in addition to her grooming qualifications, she is also a certified dog trainer) with a range of products that are sustainable as well as premium quality, and with a focus on canine wellbeing and training.
clipsters & co's values
Increasingly people are keen to purchase products that have sustainability at their core, but without compromising on durability or style. Yet there are so few options when it comes to dogs. Whilst we realise the need for products to be tough enough to endure life with a dog, as well as hygenic, we feel that doesn’t have to come at the cost of the environment.
Clipsters & Co. seek out products that look good, are good for the planet, and are good for our best friends. We research suppliers and focus on small businesses with a social and environment focus, whether it’s using recycled materials or finding a use for what would otherwise be wasted.
If you are, or if you know, a company that is making products for dogs with a focus on sustainability and design, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.