Founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880, Steiff has an unrivalled worldwide reputation for the excellence of its products, a reputation that is grounded in Margarete Steiff’s simple philosophy that ‘only the best is good enough for our children’.
Charlie Bears was founded by keen bear enthusiasts Charlotte and William Morris in 2005, and they launched their first collection in 2006. Since this time every little creation from Charlie Bears has been lovingly hand made with the greatest attention to detail. All ranges and collections are designed by Charlotte and William who work with teddy bear artists from around the world to create an ever increasing range of cute and cuddly friends.
Famous for making quintessential English teddy bear, Merrythought has been hand-crafting the finest soft toys in the Ironbridge factory since 1930. Only the perfect soft toy features the iconic Merrythought black and gold label on the right paw pad- the sign of great British craftsmanship and over eighty years of teddy bear making heritage.
Kösen has produced toys in Bad Kösen in Germany since 1912. They produce high quality lifelike soft toys, which connoisseurs regard as some of the absolute finest in the world. Kösen animals are prized by both children and adults alike. Many of the company’s animals have won design awards which reflect the quality of design and craftsmanship.