Journal

Last Recommended Post Dates for Pre Christmas Delivery
To ensure your cat has a happy Catmas, please try to order their gifts in good time. We are experiencing some delays with the post and personalisation on collars and ID tags may take a little longer than usual. This means that the cutoff date for personalised items will be 10 days earlier than the below shipping deadlines.
Horror films to get you (and your cat) in the Halloween mood
I'm a big fan of Halloween which these days is more like International Cat Appreciation Day! So in honour of cat actors of the past few decades, this Halloween here's my top selection of horror films which feature our feline...
Cat Collar Personalisation
Thinking about getting your kitty's Cheshire & Wain collar personalised? We're always looking for ways to make your collar special. The options for personalisation are endless. All of our collars are embossed using an old letterpress technique in our East London studio by our in-house team. 
Made with Love in London
When launching Cheshire & Wain, it was important that we support independent British businesses where possible and to make as much of the range as possible within the UK. Our cat collars are made locally with love in London, which helps ensure the quality is always up to scratch.
How to keep your cat cool during a heatwave
With the mercury hitting 35 degrees centigrade in London this weekend we share some tips and tricks on how you can keep your kitty cool during a heatwave.
A Review of the Cats in Art History Exhibition at the Universal Museum of Art
A look inside the Universal Museum of Art's Virtual exhibition As the world continues to observe varying levels of lockdowns and other social distancing protocols, much of the non-essential establishments have been left with no choice but to shut their...
Meet the makers - Sue & Jo of made by swimmer
I stumbled across made by swimmer’s Etsy in 2013 and immediately fell in love with their hand-embroidered cushions and soft toys. I decided to contact the two sisters behind this whimsical source of curious creatures to see if they would be interested...
In praise of the versatility of wool: What makes our organic catnip toys so special?
When we researched what materials to make our cat toys from, we wanted something that was strong, hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly. We looked at different weights of cotton, canvas as well as man-made blends before settling on wool as the perfect...
This Cat Flouted Lockdown To Frolic In Cherry Blossom And It's Exactly What We Need To See Right Now
Cats are famously resourceful creatures and they won’t let a little thing like global lockdown get them…well…down. One cat named Richard who lives in South London took to the streets to shake off the cobwebs and the resulting pictures captured by his owner are a true elixir of joy and exactly what we need to see right now
A Time to Paws and Reflect
  These past few weeks have been challenging for all of us. We’ve had to change our way of life drastically to stop the spread of the covid-19 virus by staying at home to protect ourselves and others. During difficult...
Fortnum & Mason: New Cheshire & Wain Stockist

We are delighted to announce that we have a new physical stockist in our home city of London; world famous luxury department store Fortnum & Mason!

“When we saw our collars, toys and bowls on display in this grand and historic store for the first time we truly felt like the cat that got the cream! It’s a proud moment for us. ” 

Poetry: Ode to a cat

Oh Mystic beast, 

My Furry Child, 

You Grumpy Dumpling, 

From the wild....

Hello Kitty is NOT a cat - Sanrio's Shocker
I was shocked this morning to find out that Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a British school-girl who lives just outside London!! Errr WHAT?! Her name is Kitty White, she looks like a cat, but is not a cat, she is called Kitty and has cat's ears and whiskers but she is not a cat!