Third Coast Canine is the side-hustle of Melissa Szwan, graphic designer by day; dog-dresser by night. Inspired to make things she would want her dog Otto to wear, she makes each collar, bandanna and bow in her little Hyde Park condo, with Otto and his cat frienemies Sylvia and Frido ensuring quality control.

 

Each piece is lovingly crafted on a vintage pink Singer sewing machine, out of materials sourced from some of our favorite Chicago fabric haunts.

 Often made from remnants, each piece is crafted from carefully chosen materials—and are often
one-of-a-kind.

Third Coast Canine aims to produce well made accessories with an eye for design and a healthy dose of hometown pride.

Handmade accessories
for your pup

made with love in Hyde Park, Chicago

Bark bark.

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