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We at World of Bear and of course being business owners, have made a conscious decision to do our bit for the environment and in doing so, the world around us.

We are aiming to reuse and recycle where possible, whilst using renewable resources and technology to ensure that we do our bit. We also work closely with our supply chain, to ensure our ‘cuddles’ are best for you and the environment.

  • We will recycle 100% of the plastic packaging and waste, by using a local weekly collection service, that is from a locally licensed facility.
  • We will recycle 100% of the cardboard that we receive from our deliveries, by using the services of local licensed recycling facilities.
  • For our mail order service, we use recycled cardboard boxes and recycled plastic bags, in the hope that our customers recognise our efforts and continue this on. We also have right sized all our packaging.
  • We will discourage the use of additional and unnecessary packaging, simply by not offering it.
  • We currently offer paper bags to our instore customers and if requested, recycled plastic bags are available for 20p.
  • We prioritise the use of recycled materials
  • We do not use single use plastics
  • We are working with suppliers, to use recycled paper, printing with soy ink, replacing the hand tag plastic strips with cotton thread, encouraging the use of rPET stuffing (Plastic material is collected, sorted and cleaned, processed through heat to form a liquid which is then spun into fibres to create polyester materials. rPET can be used for stuffing and fabric.  Some suppliers also make products out of bamboo, pineapple and paper.

As for Energy Electricity, 100% of our energy is only generated from renewable sources Solar and Wind. We minimise the use of electricity through LED lighting, automatic switches, and use of air heat source pumps for heating and cooling, as well as having our own Solar Supplies.

Lastly, but not least, we are endeavouring to reduce and are committed to reducing, our water consumption. We are doing this by using the appropriate technologies now available for the reduction of water use and sewer services.

What are our customers saying?


Danny Tan
Verified Customer

Really lovely cuddly toy. Unusual.

Kathryn Molyneux
Verified Customer

Because he was what I thought and better - so pleased with him xx

Donna Macey
Verified Customer

I have used this company before and always found them to be excellent. My order this time was no different. The items are really well packaged so they arrive in perfect condition. Excellent choice of products and prompt and efficient delivery. Would highly recommend this company

Angela Haynes
Verified Customer

Very happy with the quality of the cat I ordered and how helpful Elaine was too, having discussed my requirements with her on the phone. She kindly sent me photos prior to my placing an order and arranged for prompt despatch. Highly recommended and great service!

Verified Customer

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Being established since 1999 in Somersets Cheddar Gorge and County Town of Taunton. The Gorge Bear Co and World of Bears are renowned for being the worlds best and biggest teddy bear shop most people will have ever visited.

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Verified Customer

Lovely Bear. He was the last one in the shop and Elaine put him aside for me as she did for a bear I bought early in 2011.

Holly-Rhian Watson
Verified Customer

Obsessed! So happy with him :)

Mr P J Lloyd
Verified Customer

Lovely item, very pleased with purchase!

Verified Customer

Just lost my own dear westie and this is a lovely little reminder for me

Hilary Chapman
Verified Customer

Excellent customer service and super fast delivery

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