Phone - Bear Cottage: 07 308 9994 / After hours - 028 421 2514.

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Welcome to Bear Cottage!

About Us

About Bear Cottage

Bear Cottage is located in Whakatane on the east side of the North Island, New Zealand.

I have been making bears for several years having learned many sewing skills from my toymaker mother, when I was in my teens. Four years ago my son and I started to make them from possum furs a friend gave us to try. It has taken from then to perfect the bears and the learning process was very challenging and somewhat frustration. The first ones were thrown away and we were tempted many times to return to the safety of mohair and synthetic fabrics.

But we persevered and we now can offer various bear designs as well as other accessories. Bears have glass eyes so not for young children to play with as choking hazard.

We have been making possum products now for many years with all positive comments to our work.

We hope you will like our possum designs.

We also now stock a range of possum merino wool items as well as selling a range of items through Ebay and Trade Me.

We also sell a range of other products including Beatrix Potter, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Kate Finn Gollies, Buzzy Bee and a range of other synthetic teddy bears including animated ones.