The making of a Kote

Apart from being the Ko-Owner, I also wear a different hat as Director of Garments, or DoG for short, and oversee production.

Each Kotes by Kobe product is a labour of love, beginning with the collection of fur donated by many kind puppers around the world. Fur from short-haired pups gets made into lining for parka-style puffer jackets, while longer fur gets blended with other natural fibres and spun into yarn for our knit range.

The Puffer Kote

Fur from short-haired pups is blended with wool to make lining for our Puffer Kote range. The custom blend is first processed into batts, which gives the jackets their fluffiness and warmth. The batts are then inserted into a waterproof polyester fabric to keep your pup dry in all conditions.

Each Kote has multiple snap presses on the belt and neck, so you can pick the best fit for your pup’s body shape.

The Puffer Kote is currently available in navy, olive and Krimson, in seven sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL. Prices range from AU$99.99 to AU$119.99, with free shipping within Australia.

The Knit Kote

Fur from longer-haired pups like me is spun into yarn for knit Kotes. Our Mally Knit Kote features a blend of Alaskan Malamute fur, merino and Corriedale wool, and a bit of nylon for durability. The fibres first go through a process called top-making, where they get blended and aligned so they make the best possible yarn. The tops are then spun into yarn for knitting into Kotes. The knit fabric is sewn against a viscose lining for extra softness against your pup’s skin.

Each Kote has multiple snap presses on the belt and neck, so you can pick the best fit for your pup’s body shape.

The Knit Kote is currently available in our Mally Knit yarn, in five sizes: XXS, XS, S, M and L. Prices range from AU$149.99 to AU$169.99, with free shipping within Australia. For each Mally Knit Kote purchased, Kotes by Kobe will donate $10 to Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia, whose pups kindly donated fur for the Kotes.

The Mally Knit Skarf

Our Mally yarn is also used in the Mally Knit Skarf, the first product in our accessories range. Each scarf is adorned with the signature Kotes by Kobe tag, and can be worn loosely or pulled tight for a snugger fit. Who said accessorising is limited to humans?

The Mally Knit Skarf is available in four sizes: S, M, L and XL. Prices range from AU$44.99 to AU$49.99. For each Mally Knit Skarf purchased, Kotes by Kobe will donate $5 to Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia.