What are Steiff Teddy Bears made from?

Here at Willow Tree Bears, we echo the same ethos Steiff has continued ever since Margarete Steiff started it all way back in 1880 - and that is to provide every customer with the absolute best in quality to ensure that they have a friend for life. When it comes to the Steiff bears that we stock, it all begins with how they are made and what they are made from.

We all know the result is a teddy bear that is like none other, but what actually goes into making a Steiff bear so unique and lovable? One of the most notable aspects of a classic Steiff teddy bear is its mohair fur – sourced from the wool of the Angora goat, this natural, lustrous, shiny and sleek material was used for the very first teddy bear and hasn’t been beaten ever since; it’s quality really coming through in each vintage Steiff creation.

Steiff will only use the finest materials in each of their products, and other materials used throughout their other ranges (Steiff Animals, Steiff Baby, Steiff for Children) include alpaca and woven fur made of synthetic fibres – all carefully selected and inspected before being used to create one of many bears that could be the next in your collection.

This commitment to purity in all materials continues on throughout each component of a Steiff bear, as no harmful dyes or colourings are ever used and the same goes for all the lint-free plush and fillings – making them the undisputed bear of choice for collectors, babies and children alike.

Just like a creator of world-renowned silver jewellery wouldn’t neglect any aspect of their intricate production, the Steiff process comes right down to the seam workmanship, which is ensured by the standardised Steiff seam width and high density of seams – covering every measure possible to ensure that your Steiff bears will last a lifetime and become friends forever. Steiff bears are quite simply made from purity, love and the utmost care.


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