The Latest Fashion Craze Is….Knitwear For Greyhounds!

The Latest Fashion Craze Is….Knitwear For Greyhounds!

United Kingdom

A Leicestershire businesswoman from Coalville has launched an unusual concept in clothing, chunky greyhound knitwear as worn by … Greyhounds and has joined an eclectic home business community of people using their talents and passions to come up with fascinating business ventures

Val Charman creator of Chunky Greyhound Knitwear began knitting sweaters for herself using different colour yarns in different patterns. Interest sparked quickly when ‘Greyhound friends’ asked Val to knit their greyhounds’ some sweaters in similar styles. Val rose to the stakes and now greyhounds all over the world are sporting her knitted greyhound creations.

The greyhound coats became popular by word of mouth at first and pretty soon she had a following of knitters asking to buy patterns. Racing from her starting box at home, Val launched downloadable knitting patterns and products on her website which quickly sprinted into the winners circle. 

Since then Val’s range has sprinted into the winners circle and now includes greyhound hats, snoods, which is somewhere between a scarf and a hood, bags, knitted fluffy toy greyhounds, as well as coats for other breeds of dogs. No doubt Val will soon be in the Greyhound Hall of Fame.

Val said: “My knitted coat business started because there seemed to be a demand for something out of the ordinary that looks stylish on greyhounds and is functional too.”

Greyhounds have less body fat than other breeds and have thin skin and fur so they feel the cold and need coats in winter or when sleeping in a cold house.  Val’s range has expanded and being self-employed gives her great freedom to be creative and work on designing new garments for greyhounds. Spending time with her retired racers has given Val inspiration to create trendy Greyhounds styles.

Paula Wynne, bestselling author and co-founder of said: “Val has come up with a very unusual product range and it’s really lovely to have her as part of iHubbub’s home business community, where she can network with other unique enterprises!”

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