Changes to shipping policy

We’re offering free shipping on all exchanges (excluding yarn) for Australian customers until further notice. Due to the ongoing cancellations of doggie events and markets where we normally would be during the autumn and winter months, we realise this limits your opportunity to try things on before you purchase. This change to our shipping policy means you can shop with the reassurance that if what you purchased turns out not to be the best size, you can exchange it for a different size at no additional shipping cost.

Just contact us using the contact page to let us know when you need a swap!

For our customers outside Australia, we are still shipping worldwide to most countries at this stage (please contact us if you’d like to check a specific country), but please allow an extra 2-4 weeks for delivery.

Welcome to Kotes by Kobe!

I’m Kobe the Pyr, a Pyrenean Mountain Dog (also known as Great Pyrenees) living in the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Kotes by Kobe is my company (although technically I am Ko-Owner with my human mum, since the blasted Tax Office insisted on there being a human involved with the business), and we make dog clothing and accessories out of recycled dog fibres!

Check out our Kotes and accessories range, available from our online shop. Our Kompanion Kotes range of matching gear for pups and their humans is now live!

About us

The Kotes by Kobe idea was hatched in April 2016, just after my first birthday. As the autumn air turned crisp and cool, I noticed many of my pupper friends shivering through evenings at the dog park. Having been blessed with thick fluffy fur that keeps me warm, I could not relate, but a good doggo can always empathise.

When some humans commented that they wished they could knit a jacket out of my hair for their dogs, I thought – why not? Mum says we should help others where we can, and that we should only use what we need, so why not see if we can help other pups stay warm by giving them the coat off my back?

Helping my fellow pupper

Nothing makes me happier than helping a fellow dog in need. Except maybe for steak dinners, ice cream, lamb shanks, pizza and cake – but even then, helping other puppers ranks right up there.

Kotes by Kobe exists not only because I want to help keep other puppers warm, but also because it’s a way of giving back to the broader dog community. Whether it’s donating a percentage of profits to rescue organisations, helping build awareness of dogs that need rehoming or supporting other causes, our whole business is built on the philosophy of giving to the less fortunate. We encourage puppers (and their humans) everywhere to find their own way to give back and help spread the spirit of generosity. It will make the world a nicer place. Especially if the generosity extends to steak dinners, ice cream, lamb shanks, pizza and cake.