31 Years

We have 31 years of experience in the making of exceptional bears, our clients include Harrods, V&A Museum, Disney, Liberty's, Orient Express, Hamleys and Save the Children.
The same love and dedication goes into each and every one of our bears. Designed and hand made to last a lifetime and beyond.

“Bears are a universal symbol of love, heirlooms for future generations”

Funky Bears Vintage Bears Bespoke Bears Special Editions

Welcome to Canterbury Bears


Canterbury Bears have great pleasure in announcing that John Blackburn the founder of Canterbury Bears has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List 2013 for services to manufacturing and export.

John is delighted with this news as an artist and bear maker since founding the business 34 years ago he continues to contribute to the success and development of our business and product range.

John and his family will be attending the ceremony at Buckingham Palace in June.

Nothing quite says 'love, comfort, security' like a bold beautiful Teddy Bear, and that is what Canterbury Bears is all about!

We have created a fabulous new range of FUNKY Bears. A modern twist on the traditional, these statement bears are beautiful pieces in their own right.

We source our fabrics and accoutrements from all over the world.

By offering a limited collection of each fabric bear, we have created a range of individual design led lifestyle pieces that you will be happy to leave out in your home.

We have searched our archives and chosen some of your favourite designs for our new Vintage collection, and for the first time ever we are offering a completely new and unique bespoke service.

Our beautiful, imaginative and unique bears have attracted bear lovers and collectors from all over the World.

Superbly hand made by our very experienced and dedicated staff the same love and dedication goes into each and every one of our bears.

Welcome to the World of Canterbury Bears