OHMINME Linnea and Chibo

Our Story

OHMINME was started with a simple goal: avoid petrochemical based materials, such as polyester and nylon. We constantly explore the use of natural materials, such as linen and hemp, as well as look into new, sustainable ones.

We keep fabric scraps from going to landfill and re-purpose them to make beautiful and functional dog accessories. We carefully choose suppliers and support other local and small businesses in Australia.

Did you know plastic items and synthetic fibres can take up to 1000 years to decompose? Our aim is to show you that quality goods can be made sustainably. Synthetic materials are not only bad for our health and environment, but can also be unsuitable for dogs with sensitive skin and fur.

Behind the Brand

OHMINME is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. Run by Linnea, mother Helene, and our very small but mighty Chihuahuas, Leo and Chibo.

Linnea is the designer and maker doing all the sewing, crocheting, knotting, embroidering, block printing… you name it! Growing up with animals and a childhood spent on the southeast coast of the island of Öland, she was drawn back to her roots by a desire to create something special for the eco conscious dog parent.

With many years experience knitting baby and children's clothes, Helene makes our beautiful and very popular organic Merino wool bandanas and sweaters. All lovingly handmade in Sweden! When she's not busy knitting for OHMINME or her own business, Helene's Hantverk, she loves to work on various projects around the house and garden with her husband Sven.

Plant a Tree

Australia has recently experienced one of the largest natural disasters in history, with nearly 15 million acres destroyed in last year’s bush fires. On top of this, deforestation and excessive land clearing continues to be the major cause of death and habitat loss for our native wildlife.

OHMINME proudly supports the Plant-A-Tree Program by Carbon Neutral, by planting one tree for every order. This project is currently being carried out in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Southwest Australia. Western Australia is one of the world’s major biodiversity hotspots - meaning a large number of species found nowhere else in world are undergoing exceptional loss of habitat.

Benefits of tree planting include:

* Protection and restoration of natural ecosystems and habitats for native animals.

* Increased economic growth and local employment, including workers from Aboriginal communities.

* Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn can help reduce the impacts of climate change.

You can read more about the Plant-A-Tree program here. Want to help by planting more trees? While the Plant-A-Tree program is more directed towards businesses, you can purchase as many or as few trees as you’d like here.