Steiff bears began making teddy bears and toy animals in 1892. The majority of their bears and animals are made from mohair or alpaca. They also make a wide range of baby safe cuddly toys and teddy bear keyrings and gifts. All Steiff products carry the distinctive button-in-ear tag.
Charlie Bears are bears with personality designed by teddy bear artists from around the world. Started in Cornwall, South England by Charlotte Morris and her husband William, they are quality, affordable bears for everyone.
Isabelle Collection bears and animals are the premium, exclusive range from the home of Charlie Bears. All strictly limited editions these bears are made from German Schulte mohair and designed by teddy bear artist Isabelle Lee.
Dean’s Ragbook Co.
Dean’s are Britain’s oldest teddy bear company; established in 1903 and producing their first teddy bears in 1915. They produce a wonderful range of teddy bears and miniatures in mohair, all of which are limited editions and highly collectable.
Kosen animals are made with incredible attention to detail, resulting in life-like creatures that inspire a love of nature. Their designers first observe animals in their natural habitat or a zoo and follow the process through to hand-stitching of up to seventy individual pieces.
Robin Rive gollies are handmade in New Zealand and range from 15cm to 65cm in size. They all have removable clothing and some are fully jointed. Robin Rive has now retired making her limited edition gollies even more collectable.
Brigitte Rive gollies are designed by Robin Rive’s daughter, Brigitte and her husband Gareth. The Huggable range are cuddly and soft, with removable clothing, and suitable for children of 3 and over. Brigitte’s Collectable range are fully jointed gollies handmade in small limited editions.
Canterbury gollies are made in the village of Littlebourne in Kent in a small workshop founded in 1979. They have masses of character and feature bright clothing and marabou hair. Many Canterbury gollies are made in limited editions and all have individual appeal.
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