So 17 years ago I bought a teddy from this company as a gift whilst on holiday in the area (no online shopping back then). The bear is well made with good quality fur, quite heavy in weight with a quality feel to the whole product. Over time the 17 year old bear it has not worn, lost a limb to arthritis or needs glasses and has everything still attached...generally still in excellent health.
So decided to go back after all these years (and make quite a big detour) to buy another as we have a new addition to the family and though it would be a special surprise. We decided for old time sake to take the tour of how the bears are made ($4) as it was silly the last time, and it still is and children love it.
However dear oh dear what has happened to the bears? When I picked up the bear itself, it was so light in weight with very thin inferior fur which the pile was shedding as I handled it, and this was called 'plush' fur, very soft stuffing making the bear thin and squashy and you could feel the moving disks for the arms and legs through the padding. The bears may be made here but with fabric and recycled material etc coming from elsewhere.
Cutting costs really shows with again leaving an inferior product which does not even look like the original one I bought. I did not purchase another bear which was a shame after going out of my way. Understand most purchases are made on line and if I had done this I would of been extremely disappointed and returned the product. Even the other items such as clothing etc (no thats a step too far) where expensive and again cheaply made. And dont even bother with the nightwear outlet place in the same building, vile articles of bed wear which should be in the bin.
Can see how more bears would spend time in the bear hospital...which was very well kitted out I must say...
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