21 Famous Names ~ 21 Pairs of Jeans ~ 22 Fabulous Bears!
The Great Teddy Bear Project featured 22 uniquely crafted teddy bears, each made from a pair of jeans donated by famous names from the worlds of music, food, TV and even from the far reaches of Space!
Handmade by Canterbury Bears each bear was embroidered with the celebrity’s autograph. Tim Peake’s bear even included a key fob that travelled with him to the
International Space Station!
The project was organised in support of Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading charity for the 99,000 children with a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families, with the bears being auctioned in December 2021 and the 22nd Big Celebrity Bear featuring all the celebrity autographs being raffled shortly after.
The fabulous project hero image – depicting all 21 of the denim donors – was specially created by the actor and author Charlie Higson. A limited edition print of the picture,
signed by Higson, was included in the sweepstake raffle that ran alongside the main auction.
Do you have a pair of jeans that you would like to transform into your own teddy bear?
‘Jean Bear’ & ‘Jean Bear jnr’ are now available to order
Simply send us your favourite jeans and we will create a unique bear with the labels, loops and all the characteristics of your particular pair of jeans.
Eazl CIC are the creative social enterprise behind this project, we are also grateful for the work of easypeasyDigital, Absolute Creative and Fencor Packaging on this project.
The Great Teddy Bear Project is an Eazl project dedicated to the memory of Joyce Aspell.
Project photography, including the images of the completed bears, by Harvey Aspell.