Award-winning London-based milliner Awon Golding launches beautiful calendars for 2019 featuring rescue dogs wearing couture hats to raise money for London-based dog charity, All Dogs Matter. Celebrated pet photographer Rachel Oates lends her talents to the project, capturing the personality-filled images.
Awon adopted her dog Stevie from All Dogs Matters and has committed to doing her part to help rescue dogs find new loving homes. Her love for animals and passion to help less fortunate pups is the reason behind this unique fundraising initiative.
She has teamed up with 11 dog-loving couture milliners including Phillip Treacy and Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Each milliner designed a beautiful unique headpiece relevant for one month of the year.
Last year, All Dogs Matter charity rescued and re-homed over 350 dogs! The team rescue unwanted/abandoned dogs daily from all over the UK and use a mix of foster homes and kennels spaces to protect the dogs in their care.
All the proceeds made will be donated to the charity to help towards vet fees and the upkeep and provision of rescue dogs in kennels and foster homes. Additionally, Awon has designed stylish campaign t-shirts and totes to raise further funds for the cause.
This campaign will help raise awareness of the amount of rescue dogs across the globe that would make beautiful additions to any loving home. Why not treat a loved one to the perfect Christmas gift and help make a difference by buying a one- of-a-kind haute couture calendar, t-shirt or tote bag?
Prices for the calendars start from £20, £15 for the t-shirts and £12 for the tote bags.
All products will be available to purchase from the Indiegogo campaign from 24th September until the end of October bit.ly/hautedogs2019. From the beginning of November all product will be available to purchase from www.awongolding.com.
Awon Golding – Awon is an award-winning London-based milliner who specialises in creating fun and feminine hats for modern women. Awon’s creative talent was recognised by Stephen Jones and the British Fashion Council when she was invited to showcase at London Fashion Week, and she counts Lady Gaga and Dita Von Teese amongst her clients. This autumn she makes her UK television debut as a guest host on Handmade in Britain a new primetime BBC show. www.awongolding.com
The Milliners – 12 of the UK’s best dog-loving milliners – Philip Treacy, Awon Golding, Edwina Ibbotson, Rachel Trevor Morgan, J Smith Esquire, Ian Bennett, William Chambers, Lizzie McQuade, Bridget Bailey, Jess Collett, Laura Cathcart and Prudence
All Dogs Matter – All Dogs Matter is a registered dog rescue charity based in North London, established in 2009. Last year they rescued and re-homed over 350 dogs! It rescues unwanted/abandoned dogs from all over the UK and uses a mix of foster homes and kennels spaces to house the dogs in their care. It also holds various events throughout the year to help raise funds and works hard to promote re-home and responsible dog ownership by doing talks and ‘doggy de-stress’ visits at businesses, universities, schools and hospitals. www.alldogsmatter.co.uk
Rachel Oates – Rachel is a London-based pet photographer, specialising in studio and location animal portraits. Coming from a background in fashion, she moved into the fabulous life of photographing animals after getting her own Corgi puppy. www.racheloatespetphotography.com