SB: I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you must be a dog owner. What’s your dogs name, breed and age?
SB: What inspired you to start Sir Dogwood?
SB: You offer a curated selection of products. How do you decide what suppliers to partner with?
SB:What is your response to people who look at pet apparel as unnecessary or as a novelty?
SB: Many of the dog owners that I know, consider their dogs their children. For the non dog owner, explain the bond that can exist between a canine and its owner.
SB: Right now you sell clothing, toys and accessories for dogs only. Do you plan on extending your offering to include other animals?
SB: The pet clothing market has alot more players than I expected. What do you feel separates you from the others?
I also want Sir Dogwood to be an inclusive space for dog owners of color – to that end I am also launching a series that will feature pet parents of color in various creative industries and their relationships with their dogs, which will debut in 2017.
SB: Where do you see your company in 5 years?
CO: In five years I’d love to see Sir Dogwood opening our first brick and mortar in Chicago (hopefully the first of many!).