Where It's Made

Classic Vermont Teddy Bears

They've always been cut, sewn, stuffed, and stitched in the USA (and always will be)!

Since our beginnings in 1981 when Bearcho (the very first Vermont Teddy Bear) was just a baby, each and every classic Vermont Teddy Bear has been handmade right here in the USA. We have a very talented Bear Crew made up of about 170 year ‘round employees who come to work every day to lovingly cut, sew, stuff, and stitch these great Bears, and then dress them up and ship them out to lucky people all over the United States. Our classic Bears make up the majority of our collection and are easily identified by their "Born in Vermont" eyes. Most also have moveable joints and fine details like suede noses and paw pads. And we're proud to say that all of these Bear parts (eyes, joints, and suede details) are also made in the USA.

Bear Fur

Made in the USA FUR some; FUR others we had to travel a bit.

It’s always our goal to make the best Bears in the Universe, and sometimes that means traveling a bit FURther to get just the right materials to make the Bears look their best. Many of our furs come directly from Wisconsin, USA. To get the fine quality fur for our special-edition Mohair Bears, we look to Germany. And some of our other furs come from our friends in China. The fur from every location comes to us in large bolts, where it is then carefully inspected right here at our factory before being made into our beautiful Bears.

Hybrid Bears

They’re designed in VT, begin life abroad, and are finished with love in Vermont!

Designed in Vermont, our hybrid Bears, like our Lil, Big, and Giant Hunka Love Bears, begin their life by being cut and partially sewn in China, and then they travel back to our factory where they are lovingly stuffed and finished right here in VT, USA. This allows us to maximize the use of our factory and the talented people who work here. It also makes it much easier for us to help our customers make a really big impression for a smaller price. Plus, stuffing these Bears in Vermont means we get to fully inspect each and every one, ensuring they too measure up to our unparalleled quality and are worthy of our unconditional lifetime guarantee.


A wardrobe this cool comes from all over the world!

We take great pride in designing our elaborate Bear outfits right here at our factory in Vermont. Our talented designers put a lot of thought and creativity into every detail and then we search far and wide to find just the right manufacturer with just the right materials and accessories to bring each outfit to life. The outfits are then brought here, where they’re carefully inspected before any Bear gets to wear them. We’ve found great manufacturers in China to create quality outfits and keep costs down, but many of our outfits come from places right here in the USA. And every single outfit worn by our Custom-Made Bears is handmade and exquisitely tailored right here in our Shelburne, Vermont factory.

If you have a specific question about where something is made, please feel free to contact a friendly Bear Counselor who will be happy to help!