RE-LAUNCH OF ALICE'S BEAR SHOP.....BY CHARLIE BEARS
Alice's Bear Shop Collection.
It is with great excitement and anticipation, along with Charlie Bears, that Rapt Up can announce the relaunch of the wonderful Alice's Bear Shop Collection.
20 years ago Rikey Austin (the designer and Illustrator of Alice’s Bear Shop) brought us the stories and characters of Alice’s Bear Shop, they were hugely popular both as cuddly companions and story books to read. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of Rikey’s control the production of this amazing range ceased. Rikey carried on working and illustrating but always had the dream of bringing back Alice and her friends exactly as she wanted them to be.
After a chance meeting between Rikey Austin and Charlotte Morris of Charlie Bears, these two creative and imaginative women discussed the possibility of the Alice’s Bear Shop range coming back and both agreed that as well as the charming and delightful designs and illustrations the other important factors were the quality of the product, the integrity of the designs and the ethics of the manufacturing and from that, the idea of Charlie Bears and Rikey Austin joining forces was born.
So, after two years of planning, Alice’s Bear Shop will make its welcome return in 2018 with all the original characters and books (who can forget the adorable Captain or Woodroffe and his growl?). Rikey has been busy updating the illustrations and designs whilst working with Charlie and the team on the creation of each of the characters so that they are exactly who they should be.
Rikey is still the creative force behind the range and all the characters are borne out of her illustrations and stories, Charlie Bears will bring their experience of manufacturing, quality, safety and ethics to the story and in October this year we will see the doors open to Alice’s Bear Shop once more!
Alice's Bear Shop by Charlie Bears - Alice Bear Shop Collection - Icky
Alice's Bear Shop Teddy Bear Collection - Icky
Made from soft huggable Plush.
Suitable for 18months +
Icky is another gorgeous bear from the Alice's Bear Shop Collection. He is a soft very huggable, floppy tan bear, made from high quality, soft plush fur, with darker tan paw pads. He has a black hand-stitched nose and mouth and dark twinkling eyes.
Icky was found by Alice and her mum when they were out walking on the beach one day. He had been searching for fossils when he got stuck in the mud and once again it was Alice's Bear Shop to the rescue!
Icky doesn't come dressed but will be able to wear clothes from the other Alices's Bear Shop teddy bears and characters.
All the plush toy characters from the books are great for bringing the storybook to life and will encourage creative play in children of all ages - so why not also buy any of the storybooks and have lots of interactive fun, whilst encouraging your child to read. You could also add one of the Art Series Prints to match, together with one of the pin badges making a wonderful gift for a Teddy Lover, no matter what age.The Series One Art Prints & the Series One Pin Badges are not going to be reproduced, this is your only chance of purchasing whilst they are available.