Ecobears – Characters with a Meaningful Message

We hope you enjoy reading this great article in the Examiner, by Meagan Meehan 😀 http://www.examiner.com/article/ecobears-characters-with-a-meaningful-message 

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The Ecobears Game

This is the old version of the game. But still fun 😀The Ecobears Game

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Miss WWF_Climate Bear & Panda

‘Miss WWF_Climate Bear & Panda’ – was designed and donated to the World Wide Fund for Nature, as official mascot to accompany them to COP15, Copenhagen, December 2009. Miss WWF heads to Copenhagen carrying the reminder to ‘Vote Earth’ 14″ tall, freestanding, fully poseable one of a kind piece. Miss WWF is made from a mix of oatmeal and porridge coloured...

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Miss Solar Bear

Miss Solar Bear – one of a kind freestanding, fully poseable handmade Ecobear. As like all other Ecobears she’s made using renewable solar energy. She was created in 2010 as an advocate for solar energy use, to share the message that we can all use solar energy in our daily lives, wherever we live in the world. Her favourite saying is: ‘If all the roofs of the world were covered...

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Chukki the Lonely Chicken

Last year we had a few chickens who turned out to be fun to have around and a bonus if they laid any eggs. We lost a couple along the way, campo life being what it is; harsh & cruel at times. One of the hens was taken out by a huge eagle who had been circling above the pen for days, before swooping down to capture the hen and decapitating the poor thing in the process. Not a pretty sight. We...

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Planting Trees

A little while back the blossom kicked off this year’s spring season, bringing its pink & white snowy bloom throughout the valley. This prompted discussions about the possibility of us planting several new fruit trees. Only a few to start with; a small area to compliment the 100’s (literally!) of olive, almond, fig & pine trees sprawled across the land. We had attempted to...

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Ecobears – 4 Leap Years old today!

Ecobears – 4 Leap Years old today!

Wow, how time flies – today is Ecobears’ Birthday – 4 whole Leap Years. Or 16 in normal years. The very first Ecobear named Harvest was born 29th February, 1996 in Yorkshire, England. It only seems like yesterday! We kept the original Harvest in a suitcase for prosperity – and to see how well he faired over the years. Thankfully he’s still in one piece. The designs...

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Trains, Planes, Weddings & Bears

Well, it has to be said our latest trip to the UK was pretty nerve jangling and full-on to say the least.  It all began with a simple train journey from our home town of Flix to Barcelona – about two & a half hours in total. The plan was to have a relaxing night before catching a bus to the airport terminal. Plus a chance to take in some city nightlife (and football match too)....

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History of Ecobears

Ecobears began life on February 29th 1996, as a combination of two passions: soft-toymaking and environmental interest. In 1993 a man named John Parkinson made fabrics that mixed hemp with mungo (wool fibres obtained from cloth), and shoddy (shredded pieces of old cloth) from a company in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England.  The hemp was grown by Hemcore in Essex, and they are still producing...

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Just in Time for Christmas

So – at last, at long, long last – it’s finally arrived.  A moment of eternally awaited anticipation, of endless patience and belief that ‘one day’, yes ‘one day’ it will happen. It began all of twelve years ago; the idea for an ‘Ecobears’ children’s book.  It was so obvious back then.  It all made complete sense.  Ecobears in 3D...

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Teddy Bear Beginnings

Over 100 years prior to the conception of Ecobears the Teddy Bear was born as a result of political satire. In 1902 the Governor of Mississippi invited President Theodore Roosevelt on a hunting trip, while the President was on a trip to settle a border dispute with Louisiana.  Mr. Roosevelt, an avid sportsman, accepted.  While on the trip the other members of the hunting party used dogs to...

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