Steiff is a German-based plush toy company first established in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, who was later assisted by her brother Fritz.
Their nephew Richard joined in 1897, who gave the company an enormous boost in popularity by creating the lovable teddy bear in 1902. Steiff are known for its high quality constructing, using materials such as alpaca, felt, mohair, and woven plush. The Teddy or Animals eyes are generally made of wood or glass, and the stuffing is commonly wood shavings or polyester fibers. A large amount of the work is done by hand, from design sketches to airbrushed paint. The final touch on any Steiff toy is the trademark "button in ear" (assuming the animal has one; in any case they'll find a spot for it). Browse through our range of lovable Steiff Bears and adorable animals.