Top teddy designer heads to Spring Fair

Meet Rikey Austin and the Alice's Bear Shop teddies at Asobi's stand 3Q21.
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Toy supplier Asobi is inviting retailers to meet well-known teddy bear designer Rikey Austin at Spring Fair.

Asobi is the UK distributor for Alice’s Bear Shop and exclusive supplier of the complete range of bears and story books in the UK. 

Austin was inspired by the stories she told her sons every night and decided to bring the bears to life. 

The characters in the range include Tat, Woodroffe, Cobby, Ting, Sandy, Tilly, Captain, Alice's cat and Chunky the dog. 

They have not been available since 2007 but thanks to Asobi, the complete family of bears will hit sheves soon.

You can visit Rikey Austin and Asobi at Spring Fair stand number 3Q21, from February 3rd to 7th at the Birmingham NEC.

Thierry Bourret, Founder of Asobi, said: "At Asobi we believe children should be inspired to use their own imagination during playtime. It is a crime these beautiful bears have been off the shelves for so long, and I am thrilled we are supporting Rikey with her work. 

"Every child should have their very own bear; they give endless love and a chance to appreciate a classic toy that will last the test of time."

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