Our heirloom Memory Bears each take a full workday to complete, and are custom designed with artisan care.
To create one Standard bear you can use half of an adult medium shirt, or 3 baby outfits. You can mix and match several shirts, and we return the remnants to you.
To preserve your clothes we manually bond each cut piece to a stronger no fray fabric before we do any sewing. Although it is labour intensive this step reinforces the clothes, so your bear is firm, huggable, and going to last for years to come.
Complimentary Services for each bear:
- A custom design highlighting the special fabric.
- A fabric printed felt heart on the pad of one of the feet.
- A special name, date, phrase, or photo custom printed in that heart.
- A satin ribbon, windsor, or bowtie in a fabric matching the color scheme.
- The inclusion of special memory items, such as a vial of ashes, a sentimental trinket, a letter from you inside the bear, or cologne infusion into the stuffing.
If you have an mp3 of a voicemail or other recording a voicebox can be installed for $35.00
There is a fur bear surcharge of $15.00 for bears made from vintage fur coats.
How it Works:
We are 100% dedicated to preserving your vision for these special clothes. After your order is placed you simply mail the clothes to our office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. The shipping details are sent in a confirmation email after checkout.
We welcome you to write us a letter with your vision and story included in your package to us. Once your clothes arrive at our office we will sit down and make sure to call you personally to discuss your vision before we start working on your order.
To make your order the most profound gift you can give we want to know which of your sent clothing is deeply important to you. For example, what would you like highlighted? What did your loved one wear most often? Does a shirt have logos you want to highlight? How can we make this special keepsake truly become a personified memorial of your loved one? Knowing how the clothes carry the memories of your loved one will help us make sure we truly help those memories live on.
Once your order is completed we simply FedEX courier you back the finished order with tracking numbers emailed to you at your convenience.
**Shipping rates of the finished bears can vary due to weight, size, and client location. In the event that the shipping the finished bears costs more than the base cost we will contact you to arrange payment of the difference.