After Midnight Teddy Bear by Steiff - 32cm

Steiff

Catalogue number: 007026

In 1919, following post-war shortages of mohair and wool, Steiff began to create bears from alternative materials. Steiff's Teddies for Tomorrow series pays homage to these bears that were inadvertently created from more eco-friendly and sustainable materials following these shortages. Following in the footsteps of his predecessors in this series made from paper, hemp and bamboo fabrics, After Midnight is a handsome traditional teddy bear crafted from a long pile midnight blue paper plush fabric. He has endearing glass boot button style eyes and is stuffed with wood shavings in the traditional way. After Midnight's feet are made from an unusual faux-leather produced from pineapple fibres and perforated to show his wood shaving stuffing. He proudly wears a distinguished polished steel motif chest tag.

Building on the heritage of bears made like this over 100 years ago, After Midnight boasts the distinctive design qualities of a traditional Steiff bear, as well as a modern, ethical and eco-friendly attitude to production.

Limited to only 2020 pieces, he comes with his numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve.

  • Size: 32cm / 12 inches
  • 5-way jointed
  • Age: 14+
  • Surface washable

Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark. 





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