I don’t know about you, but our Instagram feeds have been filled with dreamy cloud-like Bouclé pieces and we knew this fabric would be a divine match with our L&L products. We have launched a range of our most loved products in three different colours of Bouclé fabric: Ivory, Mink, and Granite. No matter which colour you go for the Bouclé collection is a luxe addition to any pet owner’s home.
In this blog, we explore exactly what Bouclé is, its history and our inspiration behind the Bouclé collection, as well as introducing you to our new Bouclé family.
What exactly is Bouclé?
Bouclé is a fabric woven from looped yarn; when the yarn is spun two strands are used, one with a greater tension than the other which creates the multi-dimensional loops we associate with Bouclé. The word Bouclé comes from the French word for ‘loop’ or ‘curly’.
Bouclé is super versatile, it’s hard-wearing but also soft making it a great choice for pet bedding. The production method means that Bouclé has a low liquid absorption level and is incredibly durable. Although Bouclé has an uneven, looped texture it is actually soft and comfortable to the touch which is probably why it’s the texture everyone wants to touch this season.
Bouclé is a great alternative for those looking to mix things up from the plush velvets we’ve come to know and love in interiors in recent years, it adds a stunning subtle texture that really transforms items such as dog beds from everyday to luxury. That tactile texture is one of the key reasons Bouclé is set to be a hit for the next few interior design seasons, it adds an extra cloud-like level of comfy and cosy perfection that is simply irresistible for both pets and humans.
History of Bouclé
Despite feeling like a staple of Parisian Chic, Bouclé can actually be traced back to the Industrial Finish-American designer Eero Saarinen. In the late 1940s Florence Knoll tasked him to design her the perfect chair to 'really curl up in’, interpreting this literally Saarinen created the curly fabric we now know as Bouclé and created the ‘Womb Chair’.
Bouclé was then a big hit becoming the fabric of choice for Coco Chanel and her iconic Bouclé suits. From here Bouclé’s popularity snowballed becoming the fabric of choice for both chic icons like Jackie O and mid-century furniture.
Over the last few decades, the popularity of Bouclé has ebbed and flowed but now it’s back taking the interior world by storm and we think our L&L Bouclé collection is the perfect way to add this gorgeous texture to your home.
Here at Lords and Labradors, we strive to create products that are both beautiful to look at and are practical for both you and your pets. When we started to see Bouclé on our Instagram feeds and in Interior magazines, we simply could not resist creating a cloud-like collection that was perfect for your pets to cocoon themselves in.
All the gorgeous Bouclé items we were saving were in the beautiful Ivory colour we’ve introduced and are perfect for that cloud chique interior. However, when we were designing the collection we knew we wanted a range of colours so that there was an option for every interior style and pet lifestyle in the collection which is when we fell in love with our Mink and Granite fabrics.
When we saw the Bouclé in the granite, we realised how much the richer hue emphasised the curled, multi-dimensional texture that we’d fallen in love with. Dark colours such as granite really help to add depth to interiors and are perfect for mucky pups.
Mink is our gorgeous in-between colour; it is a stunning neutral that will look lovely in parred back colour schemes whilst adding texture and depth to your room.
Whichever colour you go for our Bouclé Luxe collection checks every box! Durability to dream of? Check. Comfort and Cosy perfection? Check. Lavish Luxury? Check. Superbly stylish? Check. So what are you waiting for? Get to know our Bouclé family below, there’s bound to be something you can’t resist.
Meet the Bouclé family
Crate Bedding and Sets
Our Bouclé crate bedding and crate sets make the perfect cosy den for your dog to retreat to for a snooze. The Boucle collection helps make unsightly crates a thing of the past, whether you pair it with a cover, bumper or cushion or go for the full crate set your dog’s crate will be the perfect space to cocoon in. All our ‘By Lords & Labradors’ collection is designed, made and packed in our Lincolnshire-based workshop, so you can be sure it’s of the highest quality.
Our luxury dog crate sets come in 5 sizes and they are part of a four-piece set (crate, cover, cushion and bumper). Our core crates come in three colours, black, silver and gold, these can then be paired with our crate covers in one of our Bouclé fabrics. Crate covers are great for helping to settle both puppies and dogs at night-time, rolling the doors down will help show them that it is time to sleep. Our crate cushions are made to fit our crates perfectly and can also be used on their own as a bed outside the crate. The fourth piece of our crate sets is the bumper, this adds a super cosy wall around the edge of the crate for your dog to snuggle up in. If you already have your crate, you can purchase a crate set separately by emailing us at email@example.com, or by calling us on +44 (0) 1790 720900
High Wall Beds
Our high wall beds are great for dogs who love to snuggle, they come in all three of our luxe Bouclé colours and can even be personalised. The High Wall beds not only look chique and stylish, they are so soft and squishy so are perfect for your pup to cuddle up in. All of our Bouclé beds are machine washable at 30 degrees so they will look stunning for years to come.
Our box beds are amazing for dogs who love to stretch out when they sleep. They have a reversible inner cushion with Bouclé on one side and a soft teddy fleece on the other, so they have a choice of which comfy side to curl up on. The beds are super soft and squishy, and your pup will love snuggling up inside whilst resting their weary heads on the cushioned walls.
Cosy and Calming beds
We’ve also launched our Bouclé range in our puppy cosy and calming beds. These are amazing for any new arrivals to your family; they are designed to fill half of your dog’s crate, so they have space for a water bowl and puppy pad if needed. The raised walls make the beds super snuggly so your puppy really will feel like they’re lying on a cloud. Our cosy and calming beds are also super practical as they can be used both in a crate and as a stand-alone bed.
Our Bouclé range also comes in a range of stylish accessories, we have bandanas and bones in all three of our gorgeous boucle colours. The bandanas are super easy to fit, they simply slide onto their favourite collar and make them look pawsome in the process.
Our Bouclé sofa toppers are the most stylish pet mess protection solution. The cover is removable and machine washable so is easy to keep clean and will stop any muddy paw prints on your sofa