Meet Aspinline’s Customers: Claire Tomanek from Scout’s Honour
Meet Claire Tomanek from Scout’s Honour. Scout’s Honour is an Australian brand based in London who specialise in making merit badges for dogs. Their name and their business was inspired by Claire’s very own pet pooch - Scout.
Each badge in the Scout’s Honour collection celebrates the cute and quirky behaviour of dogs, making them a great way to add personality to your dog's wardrobe which you can add to over time.
We recently had the chance to speak to Claire after one of her latest orders and found out more about Scout’s Honour and her experience working with Aspinline. Check out what she had to say!
So, starting with the most important question! What is your favourite dog?
"That would have to be my dog - Scout. He’s a blue roan cocker spaniel which was my DREAM dog as a child! I don’t favour any particular breeds now - I’m much more interested in the personality of the dog and their temperament."
We’ve seen that you have been featured in Vogue Japan - congratulations! Where else in the world do you send your patches?
"Yeah! Vogue Japan was quite a shock! We’ve been lucky enough to have been featured in a handful of other great publications and we sell and wholesale all around the world! From Texas - to Bali - to Paris and Sydney!"
How would you recommend applying your patches?
"The patches are super easy to apply and can be ironed on to most fabrics! However, we do recommend stitching the corners down if you have a particularly energetic pup!"
We've seen that the patches have been used on neckerchiefs and dog coats, do you have any other interesting uses for them?
"Yes! We’ve seen all sorts of cool applications! Dog blankets, tote bags, harnesses and collars - and even ironed on to dog backpacks which is awfully cute. We’ve even had dog owners make a sash for their dogs merit badges!"
Do you have any exciting projects coming up that you can talk about?
"We always have new patches in the pipe-line as Scout is a constant inspiration for new merit badge ideas. We’re also hoping to release some new products in the coming months - a range of neckerchiefs and woggles."
What was your overall experience working with Aspinline?
"When we moved from Australia to the UK, it was important to me that I find a local supplier. Aspinline were one of the first companies I contacted. No longer than an hour after I sent an email I received a phone call from a member of the team to answer all of my questions! I’ve always felt very taken care of at Aspinline so the decision to use you as a supplier was easy!"
How was it working with the Aspinline team?
"It’s always a breeze ordering through Aspinline! The team is always prompt, friendly and genuine."
Can you tell us about the quality of your patch?
"Customers are constantly commenting on the great quality of the patches! It’s always nerve-racking looking at the finished product for the first time, but Aspinline always does a terrific job!"
Would you recommend Aspinline products?
"Of course! To be honest I think I already have."
Thank you to Claire for taking the time to talk to us. We love being able to play a part in the creation of this adorable collection of patches!