At Merrythought we source only premium materials to lovingly create our teddy
bears. The best quality mohair or alpaca plush is selected and neatly cut to each
soft toy’s unique set of patterns, many of which are based on original templates
from the earliest years. Incorporating other natural fabrics, such as wool felt and
cotton, the pieces are expertly worked with traditional needle and thread to
form each part of the bear.
The eyes, legs, arms and joints are skilfully sewn and assembled by hand, gradually
creating the recognisable characteristics of the Merrythought bear. Taking time
to fill the toy to an optimum weight, it is then ready for the finishing touches; a
carefully hand-embroidered nose and smile, a thorough brush and trim, and a
neatly tied ribbon bow.
As a signature of quality, our exceptional soft toys are finished with a prestigious
stamp of approval – the famous Merrythought gold-and-black label stitched to
the right paw. The teddy bear is then ready to start its journey as a lifelong friend,
continuing the magical Merrythought story for another generation.