Who We Are
Our story started in 1981 when our founder opened a cart on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont and began selling Teddy Bears that he made in his garage. Thirty-five years later, our Bears continue to be best friends, a part of the family and beloved heirlooms. Each one of our meticulously-designed, artisan, handcrafted Bears is guaranteed for a lifetime. Vermont Teddy Bears make the perfect gifts for men, women and children for any occasion, from Christmas to new babies and everything in between.
As a company, the attention to detail and care we put into our Bears extends to all aspects of our business. We believe in our inherent corporate responsibility to give back, whether it’s the 100% recycled stuffing used in each Bear, our Little Hero Program® that provides first responders with Bears to give to children in crisis situations, or the ability to grow your own tomatoes in the company garden each summer.
Share Your Story
Every Bear has a story. Maybe it was given to help someone feel better, or to mark the birth of a newborn, or maybe it's a keepsake from a family trip to Vermont. Every Bear story is different but each one says: I Love You. Share yours with us: #LoveIsInTheBear
We have lots going on, from Teddy Bear Picnics to community celebrations. If you are looking for something delightful for the whole family to do, check out our Events Calendar and come have some fun with us!
News & Press Releases
Want to know what our company and Bears have been up to? This is where you'll find news clips and press releases to keep you up-to-date.
Meet Our Crew
One of the reasons Vermont Teddy Bears are so special is that every Bear is well loved, #BeyondTheLastStich. From our highly-skilled Stichers to our Bear Ambassadors in the Bear shop to our Marketing team—everyone here knows that a Bear is so much more than a Bear, it’s a way to say "I Love You."
Lifetime Bear Care
Being a Vermont Teddy Bear can sometimes be a tough job, so when we say all of our Bears are guaranteed for life, we mean it. How do we do it? With our Bear Hospital and Dr. Nancy, of course!
How Do We Celebrate?
Tin and aluminum? Our Bear Crew gets something softer when they celebrate their 10-year anniversary at Vermont Teddy Bear! Here's a hint — it's made just for them to capture their unique personalities!