July 1, 2020
What You Need To Know About The Beautiful Liberty Christmas Teddy Bear

Teddy bears were first invented at the very beginning of the 20th century and have since become some of the most treasured possessions we own. The popular stuffed animal has certainly stood the test of time and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. One of the most common ways to own a teddy bear is receiving one as a gift, and they have been placed underneath Christmas trees for many years. Looking back at the history of popular toys you can see that the trends change dramatically from year to year, but teddy bears have remained a loving present perfect for children and adults alike. 


As much as we’re in the beginning of summer, it is never too early to start considering Christmas gifts. One of the most beautiful teddy bears you can buy is the Liberty Christmas bear. This is lovingly designed by Michael at Grin & Bear, using one of the gorgeous Liberty fabric prints. Families across the world have fallen in love with the designs, each made with the same care and dedication as the last.


Who is Liberty London? 


Established back in 1875 by Arthur Liberty, Liberty of London are well known for their range of quintessentially British fabric designs. Their fabrics are so special, which are based around an array of different themes including art history, runway fashion and culture. Their collections are produced using old fashioned techniques using paint pots and paint brushes which are transferred into a digital format - and these wonderful fabrics are used to design Michael’s teddy bears.


How are the Liberty bears designed? 


Michael at Grin & Bear has always been passionate about designing teddy bears. He has the skills to create bespoke designs, or something even more unique, using the finest materials and hand-picked fabrics. Liberty recognised this passion when Michael sent across an email about his bears. Although the initial response from the buying team was luke-warm, shortly after, a member of the senior team had seen his email and requested 4 sample bears to be provided. The rest is history, and Michael has been working closely with the renowned designer since 2018 to create unique teddy bears in their iconic fabric prints. 


Now, each Christmas, Michael designs a special Liberty Christmas bear. Every year Liberty releases 2 new prints and they choose one which they want Michael to use for the Christmas teddy. Believe it or not, the Grin & Bear Liberty Christmas bear must be designed and ready by August ,so they are in store by September.



As well as designing the Christmas bears, Michael also works on other projects for the brand, and Liberty purchases from the Liberty bear collection which Grin & Bear stock throughout the year. 


One of the most wonderful teddy bears from Michael’s Liberty collection is Theo, featuring a print showcasing Liberty’s gorgeous hand drawn and painted animals, all with quirky details. This “Queue For The Zoo” fabric design was actually created in collaboration with Children’s author and illustrator, OK David. 


Would you like to buy a Liberty bear from Grin & Bear? 


Michael, the founder of Grin & Bear, truly believes that making teddy bears is about tender, loving care. He began his journey by designing a Christmas gift for his friend, then another, and now spends his time designing the ultimate companions to cuddle. Each Grin & Bear creation is meticulously handcrafted in his small London studio, delivering teddy bears across the globe. He has an exceptional reputation for his customer support and has delivered thousands of bears for clients all over the world. 


To understand more about the teddy bears Michael has on offer, feel free to get in touch with Grin & Bear today. You can complete the contact form on his website, and he will get back to you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. No matter what bear you decide to purchase, or the Christmas teddy bear which is in your imagination, Michael will work tirelessly to create the perfect design, providing you with a keepsake that you and your loved ones can treasure forever. 









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July 1, 2020
Bears up close

Teddy bears were first invented at the very beginning of the 20th century and have since become some of the most treasured possessions we own. The popular stuffed animal has certainly stood the test of time and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. One of the most common ways to own a teddy bear is receiving one as a gift, and they have been placed underneath Christmas trees for many years. Looking back at the history of popular toys you can see that the trends change dramatically from year to year, but teddy bears have remained a loving present perfect for children and adults alike. 


As much as we’re in the beginning of summer, it is never too early to start considering Christmas gifts. One of the most beautiful teddy bears you can buy is the Liberty Christmas bear. This is lovingly designed by Michael at Grin & Bear, using one of the gorgeous Liberty fabric prints. Families across the world have fallen in love with the designs, each made with the same care and dedication as the last.


Who is Liberty London? 


Established back in 1875 by Arthur Liberty, Liberty of London are well known for their range of quintessentially British fabric designs. Their fabrics are so special, which are based around an array of different themes including art history, runway fashion and culture. Their collections are produced using old fashioned techniques using paint pots and paint brushes which are transferred into a digital format - and these wonderful fabrics are used to design Michael’s teddy bears.


How are the Liberty bears designed? 


Michael at Grin & Bear has always been passionate about designing teddy bears. He has the skills to create bespoke designs, or something even more unique, using the finest materials and hand-picked fabrics. Liberty recognised this passion when Michael sent across an email about his bears. Although the initial response from the buying team was luke-warm, shortly after, a member of the senior team had seen his email and requested 4 sample bears to be provided. The rest is history, and Michael has been working closely with the renowned designer since 2018 to create unique teddy bears in their iconic fabric prints. 


Now, each Christmas, Michael designs a special Liberty Christmas bear. Every year Liberty releases 2 new prints and they choose one which they want Michael to use for the Christmas teddy. Believe it or not, the Grin & Bear Liberty Christmas bear must be designed and ready by August ,so they are in store by September.



As well as designing the Christmas bears, Michael also works on other projects for the brand, and Liberty purchases from the Liberty bear collection which Grin & Bear stock throughout the year. 


One of the most wonderful teddy bears from Michael’s Liberty collection is Theo, featuring a print showcasing Liberty’s gorgeous hand drawn and painted animals, all with quirky details. This “Queue For The Zoo” fabric design was actually created in collaboration with Children’s author and illustrator, OK David. 


Would you like to buy a Liberty bear from Grin & Bear? 


Michael, the founder of Grin & Bear, truly believes that making teddy bears is about tender, loving care. He began his journey by designing a Christmas gift for his friend, then another, and now spends his time designing the ultimate companions to cuddle. Each Grin & Bear creation is meticulously handcrafted in his small London studio, delivering teddy bears across the globe. He has an exceptional reputation for his customer support and has delivered thousands of bears for clients all over the world. 


To understand more about the teddy bears Michael has on offer, feel free to get in touch with Grin & Bear today. You can complete the contact form on his website, and he will get back to you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. No matter what bear you decide to purchase, or the Christmas teddy bear which is in your imagination, Michael will work tirelessly to create the perfect design, providing you with a keepsake that you and your loved ones can treasure forever. 









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July 1, 2020
Bears up close

Teddy bears were first invented at the very beginning of the 20th century and have since become some of the most treasured possessions we own. The popular stuffed animal has certainly stood the test of time and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. One of the most common ways to own a teddy bear is receiving one as a gift, and they have been placed underneath Christmas trees for many years. Looking back at the history of popular toys you can see that the trends change dramatically from year to year, but teddy bears have remained a loving present perfect for children and adults alike. 


As much as we’re in the beginning of summer, it is never too early to start considering Christmas gifts. One of the most beautiful teddy bears you can buy is the Liberty Christmas bear. This is lovingly designed by Michael at Grin & Bear, using one of the gorgeous Liberty fabric prints. Families across the world have fallen in love with the designs, each made with the same care and dedication as the last.


Who is Liberty London? 


Established back in 1875 by Arthur Liberty, Liberty of London are well known for their range of quintessentially British fabric designs. Their fabrics are so special, which are based around an array of different themes including art history, runway fashion and culture. Their collections are produced using old fashioned techniques using paint pots and paint brushes which are transferred into a digital format - and these wonderful fabrics are used to design Michael’s teddy bears.


How are the Liberty bears designed? 


Michael at Grin & Bear has always been passionate about designing teddy bears. He has the skills to create bespoke designs, or something even more unique, using the finest materials and hand-picked fabrics. Liberty recognised this passion when Michael sent across an email about his bears. Although the initial response from the buying team was luke-warm, shortly after, a member of the senior team had seen his email and requested 4 sample bears to be provided. The rest is history, and Michael has been working closely with the renowned designer since 2018 to create unique teddy bears in their iconic fabric prints. 


Now, each Christmas, Michael designs a special Liberty Christmas bear. Every year Liberty releases 2 new prints and they choose one which they want Michael to use for the Christmas teddy. Believe it or not, the Grin & Bear Liberty Christmas bear must be designed and ready by August ,so they are in store by September.



As well as designing the Christmas bears, Michael also works on other projects for the brand, and Liberty purchases from the Liberty bear collection which Grin & Bear stock throughout the year. 


One of the most wonderful teddy bears from Michael’s Liberty collection is Theo, featuring a print showcasing Liberty’s gorgeous hand drawn and painted animals, all with quirky details. This “Queue For The Zoo” fabric design was actually created in collaboration with Children’s author and illustrator, OK David. 


Would you like to buy a Liberty bear from Grin & Bear? 


Michael, the founder of Grin & Bear, truly believes that making teddy bears is about tender, loving care. He began his journey by designing a Christmas gift for his friend, then another, and now spends his time designing the ultimate companions to cuddle. Each Grin & Bear creation is meticulously handcrafted in his small London studio, delivering teddy bears across the globe. He has an exceptional reputation for his customer support and has delivered thousands of bears for clients all over the world. 


To understand more about the teddy bears Michael has on offer, feel free to get in touch with Grin & Bear today. You can complete the contact form on his website, and he will get back to you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. No matter what bear you decide to purchase, or the Christmas teddy bear which is in your imagination, Michael will work tirelessly to create the perfect design, providing you with a keepsake that you and your loved ones can treasure forever. 









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