The story of Mr Bear…Back in 2014 whilst babysitting one evening in Bow (East London), I was watching a movie on the sofa whilst their little one was fast asleep upstairs 💤 I had brought my sketchbook with me in case I fancied drawing ✏️ That night was the night I started my animal collection. I drew ‘Bean’ first, (our much loved guinea pig we had during our childhood) then next I thought, “let’s draw a bear”…so I did.
I sketched each animal in pencil first and then with my 0.4 black pen I added every line & detail. Mr Bear was born 🐻 At first, I decided to print these illustrations as simple postcards & soon after I began selling them at Pavilion bakery where I worked at the time.
With the success of the postcards I began researching other products that I could design & sell. I decided on baby grows. I sourced a lovely organic cotton garment online & tested many samples. I had Mr Bear screen printed on to these by a local print studio...et voila! This first batch was a hit, I sold all 25 on Etsy (& gave some to friends too!) so I decided to print more✨That’s how it began...I’ve always followed my gut & have grown my brand slowly over the years.
I like the way Mr Bear stretches as your baby’s tummy grows💛 So cute! He’s been around for sometime & it makes me so happy to imagine all the little ones that have enjoyed their early years styling one of my illustrated onesies.
He has been popping up on cards, baby grows and kids tees ever since!
For SS21, he has had a little make over - I can’t wait to see Mr Bear peek-a-booing from kids tees and children’s beds.
Creating designs that make You smile is my goal. It's been a dream of mine to grow a collection of planet-friendly gifts, made with quality materials, to love and cherish.
All products are made with sustainable materials and gift wrapped my signature rainbow tissue paper. I am always happy to write a gift message for you too - just ask, simply by leaving a message at the checkout.
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