Teddy Bear Orphans are hand-made in England by Penny Bonser - a mother of five and Grandmother to three, soon to be six! She began making her own teddy bears after seeing a beautiful bear for sale in a shop on the Isle of Wight. The fabulous bear was just too expensive, so Penny decided to use her art and textiles background to create her very own special bear. Penny's first bear is not really an orphan - she gave him to her husband! But her other bears are all looking for loving homes.
Teddy Bear Orphans are made from a variety of mohairs with perfectly suited accessories. They are fully jointed and partially filled with steel shot for a good weight. Penny only makes a few bears each month and each one has its own personality with the little variations that are only found in hand-made teddy bears.