Merrythought Bears at Roses and the Stars



Started in 1930, Merrythought is the last remaining teddy bear manufacturer of it's kind, left in the UK. Starting as an offshoot to William Gordon Holmes' successful mohair mill, Merrythought produces beautiful handcrafted teddy bears and stuffed animals, all ready to become a firm friend to your new baby or toddler. Each of these collector's items comes with its own souvenir box, making it a precious gift to celebrate a first birthday, Christmas or christening.

Merrythought remains in their original workshop in Ironbridge, in the heart of the Shropshire, a place steeped in as much history as the bears themselves. Each cuddly toy is brought to life using the same skills which have been passed down through four generations in this small family run business.


If you are looking to invest in a proper 'Best of British' brand, you'd need look kno further. Not only do we want to support such a wonderful craft, the last of it's kind in the UK, but we love buying from brands using traditional skills and who pass on those skills and employ members of their local community. 

As well as all this, we can't help but be enchanted by these gorgeous toys with their friendly faces. We still believe that a first teddy is the most precious gift for a newborn, something which stays with them forever, well after the clothes have been grown out of! 


Our collection by Merrythought can be found here...