Cat toys aren’t often renowned for their style credentials, which why these hip handmade creations by British brand Tux & Tabby are such a fashionable find.
Launched by designer and cat lover Gabrielle Becking, Tux & Tabby create beautifully crafted, contemporary toys, gift boxes and treats for the modern cat.”Once a cat is done playing for the day, our toys become a feature of the room and a signature of the cat’s presence, rather than an unsightly embarrassment to be tidied up,” she says.
Teasing wands, jingle balls, lovely lures and carefully curated boxes, are all made from the finest materials including rare breed wool and pheasant feathers. For the feline with a more refined palette, there’s also tins of Bonito flakes – a finely shaved fish treat known for its trademark ‘umami’ flavour. Yum.
Gabrielle, along with her beloved Bengal cross, Inga, created Tux & Tabby after being disheartened by the sea of ghastly and garish mass-produced toys for cats. “My goal was to design and make beautiful things that were fun for cats, safe and natural, appreciated by the owner, and that complemented the modern home.”
Every Tux & Tabby toy and treat is rigorously tested by Inga, with only the very best making the cut. “Having a spoiled cat is a definite bonus, because if she likes something I can be confident that other cats will love it as well.”
Shop Tux & Tabby at store.styletails.com.