It’s a good thing our teddy bears are so fun to be with, because we spend an awful lot of time with them! Constructing these furry buddies is no small feat; you might be interested in a quick walk-through of the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into Bears for Humanity’s mission.
Unlike most stuffed toys on the market, BFH teddy bears are hand-sewn, stuffed and finished in America. This allows for remarkable control over every aspect of the construction; challenges can be addressed in real-time, long before your little ones get their hands on these premium certified organic bears. Every bear must meet some pretty high standards before going out into the world to spread a little joy.
THE TEDDY BEAR JOURNEY
Premium and Baby bears are made from GOTS certified Organic cotton and Certified Organic Hemp. We custom make certified organic faux fur. This means absolutely no chemicals are added to the teddy bear fabric. From the fabric factory, they travel to a cutting and sewing factory that cuts the patterns of each and every teddy bear in China. These teddy bear shell fabrics arrive at our Northern California facility and start their journey in the loving hands of our awesome teddy bear makers.
MAKING THE PERFECT TEDDY BEAR
Teddy bear makers make each and every teddy bear with love and care. Each and every teddy bear is hand-sewn and stuffed. Folks, this takes time! Each bear-to-be enjoys a one-on-one relationship with its teddy bear maker, who works with the bear from start to finish. Because of the great care we take to make all of the limbs move just right and to make the little guys uniformly squeezable, each of the bear’s parts are stuffed separately and then hand-sewn. It takes 25 minutes to hand sew each teddy bear. It takes another 10 minutes to hand stuff each teddy bear. Did you know that every teddy bear is filled with eco-friendly recycled fiber made from plastic bottles and caps. We do this to support our Mother Earth and Environment. These bears aren’t “factory made”; they are lovingly constructed.
THE FINAL TOUCH
Once the bear gets its final cuddly shape, the teddy bear makers focus on the more cosmetic elements of the process. Dont worry, we do not apply any make-up. Our teddy bears are cuter than Hollywood Stars. Bears for Humanity bears are not divas exactly, but the brushing and fluffing they undergo might suggest otherwise! The organic faux fur used for the bears looks its best after a little primping and styling, which also ensures that they are free from any factory fluff. These bears come with a “hugs on delivery” guarantee.
When you buy a teddy bear from Bears For Humanity, you buy a “bear that cares”.