We were looking for a super chic and well priced leather line to add to our boutique FETCH, when we were contacted by Rebecca Fadden creator and designer of the colorful and exquisitly made finn & me brand of luxury dog collars, leashes and pooch purses. (A very cute name for a pretty poopy bag holder : )
One look at the collections and we knew we had found a new brand to offer! Made in NYC of luxurious soft leather in the most pleasing color combinations, we knew we could add something that almost anyone would love!
Q: Can you tell us what inspired you to create the finn + me brand?
A: I come from a Fashion and Design background, so designing a line of accessories was an organic process for me. I was inspired to create finn + me when I was traveling in Vietnam during the summer of 2016. I fell in love with the energy and culture of Vietnam and while in Central Vietnam I met a group of leather artisans. Finn + Me has since moved production to NYC mostly due to logistical reasons but we are still finding ways to work with the Vietnamese through fabric sourcing and a capsule collection that is in the pipeline. We are currently manufacturing at a factory in New York who makes many of the luxury handbags you would find at Bergdorf or Saks! I am so fortunate to have created a business built on the foundation of two of my favorite things in life – dogs and fashion!
Q: What do you use for inspiration when designing your collections?
A: I am most inspired by traveling. I think one of life’s greatest luxuries is travel, so I like to take advantage of and appreciate the benefits of travel as much as possible. Whether it’s the crystal clear waters of Bali, the delicious food in Milan or the colorful architecture in the South of France I use travel as an inspiration whenever possible. Even in New York, I try not to look at my phone while I’m walking – you never know what you might see that will spark creativity. Ideas are serendipitous and you never know where creative inspiration may live.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your dog Finn?
A: Finn is my muse and the love of my life. I don’t have children and honestly cannot imagine loving anything more than the way I love Finn! Finn is sweet natured and is actually in the process of being trained to be a therapy dog. There are many ups and downs in your 20’s and 30’s living in NYC and Finn has been there for me through it all. I can’t imagine life without him.
Q: Can you tell us what is your favorite color or color combo from your current Collection and why?
A: Wow! That is so difficult. I have to say the Gunmetal is my current favorite. We just launched it for Fall and it has been very popular. Metallics are big right now and I haven’t seen anyone else bring this runway trend to the dog park! The matching hardware is really stunning. My favorite classic is the Burnt Orange. It reminds me a bit of Hermes orange which is just a super classic and reminds me of when I used to live in Paris.
We want to thank Rebecca for taking the time to share her thoughts regarding her amazing brand! We are so excited to have the collections here in the boutique and also available online.