coolforcatsuk

Cool cat toys and cat inspired products for you.

London, England · 340 Sales

coolforcatsuk

Cool cat toys and cat inspired products for you.

London, England 340 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(64)

Announcement   Eco-friendly toys for your cat. Plus cat-themed goodies for you! 10% of all sales will be donated to Paws Protect, a free cat fostering service provided by Cats Protection (the UK's leading cat welfare charity) for people fleeing domestic abuse, which provides care for cats in a home environment until their owners are in a position to reclaim them.

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Last updated on 31 Jan, 2018

Eco-friendly toys for your cat. Plus cat-themed goodies for you! 10% of all sales will be donated to Paws Protect, a free cat fostering service provided by Cats Protection (the UK's leading cat welfare charity) for people fleeing domestic abuse, which provides care for cats in a home environment until their owners are in a position to reclaim them.

Kathy Vanner

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Eco-friendly toys for cool cats and cat-inspired goodies for cool cat people!

Owning a cat shouldn't mean you have to fill your home with naff cat products. Cool For Cats UK toys are designed for maximum cat-appeal, and to be easy on the human eye. They have the added bonus of being eco-friendly, as I make all my toys from recycled and upcycled clothing (which is thoroughly laundered prior to being transformed into cat toys).

The toys are also designed to be durable, and are rigorously tested by my five rescue cats - and some of their friends - before being unleashed on the general cat population. Each toy is filled with an irresistible *catnip/valerian/silver vine mix, and a little British sheep's wool to provide extra bulk.

I also cater for cat loving humans with cat-inspred goodies and cards.

10% of all sales from this shop will be donated to Paws Protect, a free cat fostering service provided by Cats Protection (the UK's leading cat welfare charity) for people fleeing domestic abuse, which provides care for cats in a home environment until their owners are in a position to reclaim them.

* No doubt you're already familiar with catnip (nepeta cataria) and the effect it has on our feline friends. The catnip used to fill Cool for Cats UK toys is a premium-grade Canadian variety, and is by far the strongest cultivar of this herb I've managed to locate!

Valerian (valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant native to Europe (including the UK) and parts of Asia. Valerian root has the same effect on cats as catnip - they can't get enough of it! I should mention that dried valerian doesn't smell all that pleasant to us humans - it's a bit like stinky socks! Don't be too alarmed though as the odour soon becomes undetectable to the human nose, but seems to remain of interest to cats for much longer than catnip - my cats still sometimes drool over a valerian-filled toy which I made for them a couple of years ago.

Silver vine (actinidia polygama) or Japanese catnip is related to the Kiwi fruit, and native to East Asia. The plant contains two compounds which are attractive to cats. One of these compounds is completely different to the chemical attractant found within catnip and valerian, and so cats who show no interest in catnip or valerian often respond to silver vine. A friend of mine tested some silver vine on her two cats, who are both fifteen years old and have never understood why everyone makes such a fuss about catnip. Both cats responded with lots of chin rubbing, rolling around and drooling - so a resounding paws-up then!

Shop members

  • Kathy Vanner

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've loved cats ever since I can remember, and currently share my home with 5 rescue cats and a revolving cast of foster cats and kittens. I also volunteer with my local branch of Cats Protection, where I'm Welfare Team Leader.

Production partners

  • Awesome Merchandise

    Leeds, England

    Awesome Merchandise are an independent print company who produce high-quality printed goods and custom merchandise.

  • Spoonflower

    Berlin, Germany

    Spoonflower are an independent company who digitally print their customers' original designs - using eco-friendly inks - onto a range of quality fabrics and papers. Their manufacturing process entails very little waste of materials and energy.

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Last updated on 16 Nov, 2016
Seller details
Kathy Vanner
4 Sprules Road
BROCKLEY, LONDON SE4 2NN