Hello, my name is Lauren and I'm the human behind Asher and Gray Designs!
I was living on my own in a big city far from my family. Needless to say, I got lonely at times and needed a companion. That’s when Asher my maltipoo came into my life, and the timing was perfect. He was this little bouncy three-pound ball of fur! After the first time he licked my face, I knew that he would forever be one of the most important things in my life!
I had always been inspired by small businesses and dreamed of having my own. I remember sitting at a coffee shop at the end of 2015. I was with my family on my birthday, and this strong sense of urgency came over me. I declared to them that this was my year to get out of my comfort zone and create something for myself. At the time I had no idea what that would be.
In the spring of 2016 after a couple of months researching all types of ideas and inspiration, the idea of creating pet bandanas came to mind. I owe a lot of that inspiration to Asher and Gray. I had a little bit of sewing knowledge, thanks to my grandmother for having the patience to teach me. There was a lot of trial and error at the beginning, but the more I made, the better I got.
At Asher and Gray Designs we specializes in trendy accessories for pets and their people. We are known for our adorable customizable bandanas, collars, bow ties, t-shirts, totes, and koozies.
We were founded out of pure passion. First, it was about the love for my pets, and the joy they bring. Along with that, I noticed a steady shift in culture. People were starting to include their pets in more activities, they were starting to become more like their children. That sort of, “pets are family lifestyle” is at the heart of our brand. Lastly, I fell in love with the craft of handmade.
My inspiration for Asher and Gray Designs is YOU! I love creating accessories for trendy pet owners.
Quality is my number one priority. From the fabric choices to the designs I always want to ensure that you are receiving the best. All of our products at Asher and Gray Designs are handmade locally in San Antonio, Texas.
I want to personally thank you for supporting my dream, and for shopping small business!