Teddy bears are one of the most enduring and iconic children’s toys of modern times, with hundreds of years of history making them fascinating as well as adorable. It’s easy to see why many adults love them too, and for serious collectors it’s all about the best manufacturers. Here are five of our favourite brands, including some real vintage classics as well as contemporary lines that capture the same spirit.
If there is any modern brand that really embodies the charm of classic teddy bears, it’s the wonderful range of Charlie bears launched originally in 2005. This Cornish brand is now sold and recognised around the world, and covers a fantastic range including baby toys, travel buddies and special edition models, making it one of our personal favourites.
2) Steiff Bears
The story of this iconic brand goes all the way back to 1847, with the company officially starting to manufacture high quality teddy bears in 1880. Since then the brand has gained legendary status as one of the most pioneering companies in the business, and Steiff can take a lot of the credit for making collectors fall in love with bears. Continue reading