In 1948, straight after the end of the Second World War, Hans Clemens and his family moved to Germany. He opened a small shop in Mannheim selling glass, china and gifts. The customers continually asked for teddy bears, because they were not available after the war. Hans decided to help the customers and their children and started manufacturing teddy bears made of German Armed Forces' old blankets. His sister made them affectionately by hand - Every teddy was an individual and tenderly manufactured single item. Soon demand began to rise and the business was extended again and again. Although in the meantime a lot of other plush animals were added to the range, the bestseller and everybody's darling has ever since been the teddy bear. During the following years crises were overcome thanks the well-known Clemens quality and the unparalleled style of the products.
Since the beginning, the teddy bears and animals have conquered many children's hearts in Germany and abroad. Today, Hans Clemens is in well-deserved retirement - after passing on the management of the company to his son Peter. He is however still keeping a suspicious, but very kind-hearted eye on the continuation of his work.
Designers now working for the company include Martina Lehr, Jack & Marion Finhold, E.Unkel-Schaufelin and Isabella Hoffman. The bears are real characters Here are some of the collection we have available at present.