Known for quintessentially British designs, Liberty of London proudly designs a gorgeous range of fabrics which are created using classic painting techniques, not often found in fabric designs from other modern manufacturers. Michael has always found these Liberty materials delightful to work with, as the vibrant designs can build a story unlike any other in a teddy bear. Being based around themes such as art history, runway fashion and culture, these bears have enough distinctive personality and magic to last a lifetime.
Chosen by Liberty for his care and dedication to his work, Michael has recently been working closely with the renowned designer to craft a range of Liberty bears that customers are bound to fall in love with. Every Grin & Bear creation is meticulously handcrafted in Michael’s small London studio, but are available to be shipped around the world, spreading the love and joy of these unique companions to all corners of the globe.
Michael even works on the famous Liberty Christmas bear, delighting countless families with these wonderfully British Liberty designs. They can be placed under the tree as a wonderful companion for you and your loved ones to meet on Christmas morning, bringing comfort and joy to everyone. Michael is in the process of designing a new one for Christmas 2020, which we are sure will follow in the successful footsteps of its predecessor.
There are no limits on how you can enjoy a teddy bear, but as heirlooms in the making, each of these bear’s individuality makes them a true collector’s item. Michael has a love for stylish prints and brave designs, so he has designed a Liberty bear for everyone, each created with the same dedication and care as the last. With a background in design and fashion, he recognises when a print will make the perfect teddy bear, and as someone who has been crafting these furry companions for years, he is definitely the person you need to turn to.
Brimming with a timeless nature, every bear is made by hand and captures the distinctive charm of the popular designs. Many of the fabrics used are also derived from archive Liberty prints, making these rare bears an excellent addition to any teddy bear collection, as they can’t be found anywhere else. Just in general, we are passionate about designing beautiful, handmade teddy bears, as we believe there’s no better companion to cuddle while showcasing the gorgeous Liberty prints that this classic British brand has to offer.