Seller Profile – Charley and Billie

Donna Wilkinson

Etsy shop name
Charley and Billie

Please describe your product range.
Charley and Billie predominantly sells a range of contemporary cat scratchers which are constructed with a twist to compliment the modern home. Handcrafted using traditional materials which are married with corrugated cardboard, my cat scratchers naturally appeal to the cat and its innate need to scratch.

I started an Etsy shop because…
In 2013, whilst awaiting the arrival of my two British shorthair kittens – Charley and Billie, I was struggling to find a cat scratcher which was functional but would also look stylish in my home. So I designed and crafted my own – the Original Cat Scratcher! After receiving comments and encouragement from family and friends, in 2014 I opened my Etsy shop, bringing the Original Cat Scratcher to the pet market. The following year later I launched a collection of cat scratchers, offering more choice for the cat and its owner.

I feel inspired by…
Nature is my true inspiration. My love for the natural environment and a lasting world shows through with much thought given to locally and ethically sourcing materials, using recycled and recyclable cardboard, including upcycling any left-over cardboard to handcraft the ‘Leather-eared Mouse’ cat toy.

When I’m working on Etsy, I like to listen to…
I have quite an eclectic taste in music. If I hear pop or motown then I’m up dancing, regardless of where I am! Yet, the majority of my time is spent listening to Classic FM with my favourite music being ecclesiastical.

What will you have for sale at Etsy Made Local?
My full range of cat scratchers will be exhibited at the Etsy Made Local. I will be offering FREE UK Mainland delivery for any cat scratcher purchased at the market.

Will you be offering a free pre-order/collection service at Etsy Made Local?
Yes! Use the coupon code EMLCOLLECT at my Etsy store checkout.

Original cat scratcher – £135

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