Monday, 10 May 2010

London's first NYC-style doggie créche opens

A New York style dog crèche, CDPOM World, is to open in Tower Bridge, London, to satisfy demand for dog day-care and overnight boarding. The new centre is designed as an alternative to pet sitting that offers dogs a rich social and educational experience. CDPOM World has its own dog gym – the Pets ‘A’ Size™ area – with a treadmill as well as lots of agility toys and stimulating games. CDPOM World has a flexible approach to fit in with the needs of the modern dog owner. Owners can book by the hour, day, week or month, so they can leave their pets at CDPOM World all day while they’re at work, or just pop in for an hour’s play and exercise while the owner goes shopping, to a meeting or an appointment. There will be an open day on Wednesday 19 May. (See DIARYdates)

Frugi nominated in this year's Observer Ethical Awards

Cornish organic clothing company Frugi has been shortlisted for ‘Best Online Retailer’ in the The Observer Ethical Awards 2010. Frugi creates soft organic clothing for children aged 0-6 years, as well as a stylish and innovative range of organic breastfeeding wear for mothers. It’s an ethical process from start to finish; the farmers receive a fair price for organic cotton crops and factory employees are all over the age of 18 and are paid fairly and have free healthcare. The company also donates 1% of its turnover to two grassroots environmental projects helping organic cotton farmers in Benin, West Africa and marine mammal conservation around the Cornish coastline. The entries for the awards have been selected for the final round by a panel of judges that included Colin Firth, actor; Ben Fogle, TV presenter; Sue Perkins, comedian; Kate Humble, TV presenter and Ben Okri, author, and was chaired by Lucy Siegle, ethical living correspondent, The Observer. A full list of the categories is listed below.