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Kosen Teddy Bears

These wonderful Kosen plush and mohair bears and animals are made from top quality fabrics and materials.

Kosen pride themselves on the level of craftsmanship that has gone into each piece, ensuring that each animal has the most realistic look.

Kosen Story

The name Kosen comes from the place of manufacturer – Bad Kosen, and was initially founded as a prestige Doll manufacturer in 1911/12 by entrepeneur Kathe Kruse, whose growing production ensured employment for over 100 workers. In 1949 Kathe decided to open another company, together with her children and work began on her premier Plush Animals lines.

These fabulous life-like cuddly toys were first shown at the Leipzig Trade Fair in 1959, as secondary counterparts to Kathe Kruses much recognised dolls. Thanks to the high demand in orders for the new plush creations, she decided to put all her efforts into her new products, and began expanding with more employment opportunities affording a 50% increase in staff.

Today, Kosen still strive to make the very best. Their designers observe the animals for their latest designs in the wild or captivity, producing several life-like sketches. Then 3d clay images are shaped and refined, before deciding on the look required. Lastly, patterns are made, and prototypes revised, until the look that was envisioned is realised. Finally a luxury plush, suitable to the coat of the animal is chosen, with detail and shading, emphasised by artisans hand painting each piece, completing the masterpiece before them

What are our customers saying?

Perfect little mallard duck, he brings me much joy

Francesca Walker
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Great prices, superb delivery.

Sarah Frate
Verified Customer

Great product and very speedy delivery. Thank you.

Helen Cunliffe
Verified Customer

Good quality item, was a Christmas gift fir a pug lover they were very pleased with it.

Neil Bell
Verified Customer

Such nice people amd very helpful ! And they have a beautiful variety of animals !

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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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Julie Bews
Verified Customer

The most beautiful mohair bear, packaged and sent superbly by Elaine and her team. Quinn was carefully wrapped and sent in a very sturdy box and arrived super quick. Can’t recommend World of Bears highly enough

Thomas Mondain-Monval
Verified Customer

Quick, good service!

Robin Dunbar
Verified Customer

it was very good and delivery was excellent

Nicholas Kassapakis
Verified Customer

Top quality craftmanship -loved by recipient!

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In general the World of Bears is helpful and efficient, with a great range of lovely bears at a reasonable cost. We had a miscommunication which meant I waited a while for part of my order, but once that was sorted there were no problems. Packaging for overseas shippment could be a little better with more padding inside the box around the bears so they do not get damaged - the last 2 boxes I received have been squashed in one side but thankfully the bears were undamaged.

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