With an ingrained love for co-ordinating outfits, twins Jessica and Jacqueline use skills from their day job as fashion designers to create cute matching clothes and accessories for dogs and owners.
Their business, Fox Named Todd, continues to expand with exciting collaborations and their recent addition of pet boxes (their take on the popular subscription box). We learn about the inspiration behind their ideas and find out what the future holds…
HoC: How did Fox Named Todd start? We take it you’re both dog people?!
Jessica & Jacqueline: We always had pets growing up so we grew up loving animals. We started making accessories for our own dogs and it grew into creating our own shop.
HoC: So, Fox Named Todd isn’t even your “main” job! As owners of a “side hustle” business, how did you balance your time?
Jessica & Jacqueline: Yes we work as Fashion Designers by day! We always schedule things. It takes a lot of time management skills and a lot of late nights and weekends.
HoC: When do you do manage to get some down time what’s your favourite way to spend time with your dogs?
Jessica & Jacqueline: We love to cook for our pets. We like to make them meals and treats from home and they really enjoy them! We even started offering some dog treats in our shop for other pups to enjoy.
HoC: Owners of cats might be feeling a bit left out right now – what about our feline friends?
Jessica & Jacqueline: All of our accessories can be for cats or dogs! We do have toys specifically for cats as well like kickers or catnip toys. We also have a collaboration with Choupette’s Diary and have an exclusive high end line of feline products available on their website.
HoC: Not only do you sell cute doggy clothes in a variety of prints, but you offer some of these in human sizes too! What was the idea behind this?
Jessica & Jacqueline: We are twins and always grew up matching, so we though it would be a great idea to match with your pet as well! We have a lot of different options to be able to match with your pet like shirts, hair scrunchies, and pyjamas.
HoC: You have quite an extensive range of prints and products. Where does your inspiration come from and what are your most popular products?
Jessica & Jacqueline: We love quirky prints that are conversation starters! We try to have a wide variety of prints so there can be something for everyone. Probably food would be our biggest inspiration, we offer a lot of food prints! Bandanas and shirts are our most popular products.
HoC: Tell us more about your new pet boxes.
Jessica & Jacqueline: Pet boxes are very popular right now, we wanted to offer boxes but without the commitment of a monthly subscription. They come with a bandana, toy, and treats. We will be adding more boxes each month with a new theme, as well as boxes for holidays!
HoC: – People are always so focused on spoiling their furry friends, but what about all the pet owners who deserve a treat too?!
Jessica & Jacqueline: We also have items for pet moms and dads! We have products where you can match your pet like hair scrunchies, T-shirts, or pajama shorts. We also have a new lifestyle collection with items just for humans like mugs, tumblers, beanies, enamel pins, and tote bags, all that show off how much you love your pet!
HoC: It’s the start of a new year – what does 2020 hold for Fox Named Todd?
Jessica & Jacqueline: In the new year we will be adding a lot more mini collections with custom prints and toys. We have a lot of fun themes in the works and super excited to offer them in the next coming months!