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

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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

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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

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Victoriana & Gingerbread Bear

Victoriana & Gingerbread Bear – A One of a Kind daughter bear, made in 2008, to accompany her previously made ‘parent’ bears. Vintage oatmeal hemp coat. Her outer ears, paws & boots are made from caramel coloured dense medium pile mohair. Her inner ears, paws & feet are green recycled wool & recycled acrylic. She

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Rosa

Rosa – 8.25″ tall One of a Kind bear made in 2010. A personal favourite because of the bright canary yellow short pile mohair and pink paws & ears colouring. Matching pom-pom garter stitch scarf, made from 95% cream coloured wool & pink perle cotton knitted together. Rosa’s ecosac – A close up detailed picture

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Theo

Theo – A 10.5″ tall soft-toy Ecobear, personalised fro a young toddler of the same name. The bear is filled with 100% child-friendly recycled polyester.  He has green blanket stitch edging using 45% lambswool, 45% cotton. He wears a replica Arsenal football shirt & Theo’s name is hand embroidered in white on the back of

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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

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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

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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

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