This Sunday (July 17th) sees the start of the 2011 Harrogate Home & Gift Fair. I hope to be able to bring you a whole load of photos of new teddy bears and soft toys, which will hopefully begin to make up from the lack of posts in recent weeks (teach me to decorate all of my house).
At the Harrogate Home & Gift fair in July 2010, I saw a number of luxury soft toys from the French manufacturer Histoire D’Ours (Bear Story). They offer some amazingly soft, luxury teddy bears and plush toys.
There’s also a really cute set of hippos and elephants. Sadly the giant versions are not available in the United Kingdom. Both the hippo and elephants come in collectors boxes, adding a nice touch. (When I got home, I discovered a similar small mammoth, that comes in an even fancier mammoth shaped box).
Histoire D’Ours also offer 4 sizes (25cm, 35cm, 50cm and 80cm) of teddy bears. These teddies are super soft, luxury bears and are available in three colours: ivory, brown and beige.