Welcome to Bears from The Clemens Spieltiere. Hans Clemens arrived in Kirchast/Baden in Germany from Alsace with his family in 1948, immediately after the second world war. Like most people at that time, he had lost everything, including his manufacturing business and a wholesale trade business in shoes, due to the war. He opened a retail business in Mannheim, selling glass porcelain and gifts, but was constantly asked by customers for Teddy Bears. Since these did not exist during the war Hans Clemens made the decision to help his customers and began to produce Teddy Bears from old army blankets. His sister produced these by hand and every Teddy Bear was lovingly and individually made.Clemens is today a well known soft toy company in Germany whos Teddy bears and animals have conquered the hearts of many collectors and children. Following in his fathers footsteps, Peter Clemens took over the business, but eventually retired from managing the company in 2002 in order to concentrate on developing new designs and concepts for the collectors.