Nurturing B2B relationships …
For almost forty years we have created bespoke products for particular markets, promising creativity and value for money. We have worked with some of the best and most creative brands in the UK and abroad …

Working with the Disney Corporation, Canterbury Bears has attended the Doll & Bear convention at the Epcot centre in Florida for more than 20 years. Creating beautiful edition pieces of Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga and Roo. With Micky and Minnie Mouse in soft leather and silk, alongside other much loved Disney characters.

For Cath Kidston we created her much loved, and now iconic, dog Stanley. In addition to a fully jointed dog, we also made a larger version on wheels, with his own wooden basket.

Our ongoing work with the Firmdale Hotel Group is an exciting project upcycling fabric from soft furnishings used in their hotel bedrooms. These gorgeous collectable animals are completely unique. READ MORE …

We are currently working on projects with Huntsman Savile Row and Aneesh Popat, The Chocolatier.

We have made bears for HM Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee celebrations; HM The Queen Mother’s 80th Birthday using her personal tartan; for Bill Clinton and Al Gore using bespoke ‘Inauguration silk’.

Canterbury Bears has a strong connection with a number of charitable organisations, particularly supporting Save the Children, Teddington Trust and The Breakaway Foundation.

In response to the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic we created our ‘Thank You Bear‘ with all profits donated to NHS Charities Together.

Film projects include: In Bruges and Miss PotterREAD MORE …

We are also extremely proud to have worked with extraordinary companies including:

Orient Express
Victoria & Albert Museum
Tower of London
Royal Navy
Pollocks Toy Museum
Royal Academy of Arts
English Heritage
The National Trust
Leeds Castle
Daks Simpson
Laura Ashley
Harvey Nichols
Fortnum & Mason
FOA Swartz (New York)
Smithsonian Institute (Washington)
Gund (New Jersey)
Mitsubishi (Tokyo)
Wellington Humana Hospital
The Nare Hotel

For further information please contact us by email or call +44(0)1227 728630