Basko Teddy Bear by Steiff - 29cm


Catalogue number: 007002

In 1919, following post-war shortages of mohair and wool, Steiff began to create bears from alternative materials. Steiff's Teddies for Tomorrow series pays homage to these bears that were inadvertently created from more eco-friendly and sustainable materials following these shortages. Following in the footsteps of his predecessors in this series made from paper and hemp, Basko is a handsome traditional teddy bear crafted from a durable yet beautifully soft fabric woven from bamboo grass pulp, which is one of the most sustainable plants to grow and has coveted antibacterial and moisture control properties. Basko has endearing hand crafted wooden boot button style eyes, wool felt feet and is stuffed with wood shavings in the traditional way. He proudly wears a distinguished uncoated brass chest tag.

Building on the heritage of bears made like this over 100 years ago, Basko boasts the distinctive design qualities of a traditional Steiff bear, as well as a modern, ethical and eco-friendly attitude to production.

Limited to only 2020 pieces, he comes with his numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve. Like all of the limited editions created in Steiff's 140th Jubilee year in 2020, he has a gold plated 'Button in Ear' featuring the special celebratory elephant motif.

  • Size: 29cm / 11.5 inches
  • 5-way jointed
  • Age: 14+
  • Surface washable

Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark. 

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