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, Linus is a handsome traditional teddy bear crafted from a copper coloured high quality linen plush fabric. He has endearing handmade wooden boot button style eyes and is stuffed with wood shavings in the traditional way. Linus' feet are made from an unusual Violan fabric (felted plant fibres) and he proudly wears a distinguished polished copper motif chest tag.
Building on the heritage of bears made like this over 100 years ago, Linus 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.
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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This delightful musical teddy bear is the 2021 Annual Teddy Bear by Hermann Spielwaren. Known as "Me and My Teddy Bear" because of the melody he plays, he is made from soft pale blond mohair and is filled with wood shavings. He wears a beautiful collar around his neck and his...
This exquisite Steiff elephant gives a respectful nod to the little elephant pin cushion that so modestly began the company in 1880. To celebrate Steiff's 140th Jubilee, this elephant has been crafted from the finest grey mohair and wears a resplendent navy blue and golden yellow trimmed saddle decorated with...
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Bruno, the black teddy bear, was created in 1908, as part of a commissioned series of six coloured bears for a presentation in London. Thought to be lost, the pink, green, yellow and black bears have never been seen again until, the monumental discovery of Bruno by a passionate Steiff Collector....