New Tricks for an Old Dog Bed

You can slipcover your couch and throw a tablecloth over a worn table, so why not give your pet beds a makeover? Molly Mundt came up with the idea for pet duvets after a grueling trip to the laundry with three dirty dog beds. She thought if she could change her own duvet cover to suit the season or a new color scheme, why couldn’t she do the same for her three dogs’ beds? It certainly would make laundry easier. She designed these Molly Mutt dog and cat duvets to look as good as something she’d put on her own bed. You can use one of the washable zip-on duvets to recover your old dog or cat bed. Or, you can create a new pet bed by filling one of the covers with soft items from around the house, such as worn t-shirts, blankets and stuffed animals. It’s a clever way to upcycle, since you’re giving old items new purpose and keeping textiles out of the waste cycle. We heard about Molly Mutt from Julia Elmer, a pet lover who’s committed to animal welfare and spends a lot of time transporting dogs from dangerous shelters to rescue centers where they’ll be protected. (Julia’s also a great Grommet spotter. She introduced us first to Night Owl Paper Goods, then to Chivas Skin Care.) For the lucky pets that get to chill out on a Molly Mutt duvet, nap time never looked better.

Molly Mutt / Molly Meow

Dog and Cat Duvets

New Tricks for an Old Dog Bed

You can slipcover your couch and throw a tablecloth over a worn table, so why not give your pet beds a makeover? Molly Mundt came up with the idea for pet duvets after a grueling trip to the laundry with three dirty dog beds. She thought if she could change her own duvet cover to suit the season or a new color scheme, why couldn’t she do the same for her three dogs’ beds? It certainly would make laundry easier. She designed these Molly Mutt dog and cat duvets to look as good as something she’d put on her own bed. You can use one of the washable zip-on duvets to recover your old dog or cat bed. Or, you can create a new pet bed by filling one of the covers with soft items from around the house, such as worn t-shirts, blankets and stuffed animals. It’s a clever way to upcycle, since you’re giving old items new purpose and keeping textiles out of the waste cycle. We heard about Molly Mutt from Julia Elmer, a pet lover who’s committed to animal welfare and spends a lot of time transporting dogs from dangerous shelters to rescue centers where they’ll be protected. (Julia’s also a great Grommet spotter. She introduced us first to Night Owl Paper Goods, then to Chivas Skin Care.) For the lucky pets that get to chill out on a Molly Mutt duvet, nap time never looked better.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Molly
    Molly

    i am molly of molly mutt, and am so freaking thrilled to be featured on the daily grommet today! i will be your dog duvet guide and am here to answer any & all of your questions & comments-and will most definitely respond with my characteristic quirkiness & wit.

    our customers have helped us keep an estimated 80 tons of textiles out of landfills so far by using old clothes, pillows & blankets to fill their beds. & this is only the beginning. We are so excited to be able to share our vision of a cleaner (& cooler) world of dog beds with you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/18/2010 12:00 PM

    Here are the beds shown in use!

  • kendra
    kendra
    3/18/2010 12:09 PM

    I bought one a few weeks ago! My boston terrier loves it and since I am redesigning our living room, I am thinking about using colors to match her bed because it's so cute. :)

  • Cindy Merrill
    Cindy Merrill
    3/18/2010 12:30 PM

    I've been looking for something like this!

  • Kate
    Kate
    3/18/2010 12:46 PM

    This looks great. If only my dog could be convinced to sleep anywhere but on the couch or...dare I admit it...my bed? Love the idea of stuffing it with old soft things...like the 3 bags of Beanie Baggies in my attic?

  • Kate
    Kate
    3/18/2010 12:47 PM

    That would be Beanie Babies...

  • Julia
    Julia
    3/18/2010 12:57 PM

    Hooray for these duvets! Just in case anyone is wondering, they wash up really well. I waterproofed mine with NikWax's Cotton Proof, and I wash it with Tech Wash. Works wonders, and the bed looks great!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/18/2010 1:10 PM

    It makes so much sense to stuff it with things we have at home - saves in shipping costs, too! Katie, could you really bring yourself to stuff it with your Beanie Babies?! Julia, thanks for turning us on to another great Grommet!

  • Molly
    Molly – Special Guest
    3/18/2010 2:18 PM

    thanks so much everyone for the lovely comments! @Katie, some of my beds are stuffed with jean shorts from 1989 & those lime capri pants i thought were such a great idea (gasp!).

  • Terri
    Terri
    3/18/2010 10:03 PM

    It's almost like storage spot as well. Just think if those lime green capris come back in style you'll know where to find them.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    3/19/2010 7:37 AM

    @Terri I have to agree with you about storing clothing and I have to add stuffed animals. My younger son actually gave me the stuffed animals for the stuff sack I was testing in the video. He was so happy to give them to his dog.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/29/2010 9:05 PM

    Julia forwarded this adorable picture of her pooches sharing a Molly Mutt bed. Thanks Julia!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Molly Mutt / Molly Meow

Dog and Cat Duvets

New Tricks for an Old Dog Bed

You can slipcover your couch and throw a tablecloth over a worn table, so why not give your pet beds a makeover?

Molly Mundt came up with the idea for pet duvets after a grueling trip to the laundry with three dirty dog beds. She thought if she could change her own duvet cover to suit the season or a new color scheme, why couldn’t she do the same for her three dogs’ beds? It certainly would make laundry easier.

She designed these Molly Mutt dog and cat duvets to look as good as something she’d put on her own bed.
You can use one of the washable zip-on duvets to recover your old dog or cat bed. Or, you can create a new pet bed by filling one of the covers with soft items from around the house, such as worn t-shirts, blankets and stuffed animals. It’s a clever way to upcycle, since you’re giving old items new purpose and keeping textiles out of the waste cycle.

We heard about Molly Mutt from Julia Elmer, a pet lover who’s committed to animal welfare and spends a lot of time transporting dogs from dangerous shelters to rescue centers where they’ll be protected. (Julia’s also a great Grommet spotter. She introduced us first to Night Owl Paper Goods, then to Chivas Skin Care.)

For the lucky pets that get to chill out on a Molly Mutt duvet, nap time never looked better.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Molly
    Molly

    i am molly of molly mutt, and am so freaking thrilled to be featured on the daily grommet today! i will be your dog duvet guide and am here to answer any & all of your questions & comments-and will most definitely respond with my characteristic quirkiness & wit.

    our customers have helped us keep an estimated 80 tons of textiles out of landfills so far by using old clothes, pillows & blankets to fill their beds. & this is only the beginning. We are so excited to be able to share our vision of a cleaner (& cooler) world of dog beds with you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/18/2010 12:00 PM

    Here are the beds shown in use!

  • kendra
    kendra
    3/18/2010 12:09 PM

    I bought one a few weeks ago! My boston terrier loves it and since I am redesigning our living room, I am thinking about using colors to match her bed because it's so cute. :)

  • Cindy Merrill
    Cindy Merrill
    3/18/2010 12:30 PM

    I've been looking for something like this!

  • Kate
    Kate
    3/18/2010 12:46 PM

    This looks great. If only my dog could be convinced to sleep anywhere but on the couch or...dare I admit it...my bed? Love the idea of stuffing it with old soft things...like the 3 bags of Beanie Baggies in my attic?

  • Kate
    Kate
    3/18/2010 12:47 PM

    That would be Beanie Babies...

  • Julia
    Julia
    3/18/2010 12:57 PM

    Hooray for these duvets! Just in case anyone is wondering, they wash up really well. I waterproofed mine with NikWax's Cotton Proof, and I wash it with Tech Wash. Works wonders, and the bed looks great!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/18/2010 1:10 PM

    It makes so much sense to stuff it with things we have at home - saves in shipping costs, too! Katie, could you really bring yourself to stuff it with your Beanie Babies?! Julia, thanks for turning us on to another great Grommet!

  • Molly
    Molly – Special Guest
    3/18/2010 2:18 PM

    thanks so much everyone for the lovely comments! @Katie, some of my beds are stuffed with jean shorts from 1989 & those lime capri pants i thought were such a great idea (gasp!).

  • Terri
    Terri
    3/18/2010 10:03 PM

    It's almost like storage spot as well. Just think if those lime green capris come back in style you'll know where to find them.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    3/19/2010 7:37 AM

    @Terri I have to agree with you about storing clothing and I have to add stuffed animals. My younger son actually gave me the stuffed animals for the stuff sack I was testing in the video. He was so happy to give them to his dog.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/29/2010 9:05 PM

    Julia forwarded this adorable picture of her pooches sharing a Molly Mutt bed. Thanks Julia!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.