Hi, I'm Kim the creator of a bear by Kim.. I have been lucky enough to win a few awards including my most recent, a judges choice award in the excellence in bear artistry and and Winner of the category ..I create every bear to a very high standard,using the best quality materials I can find.I make every effort to ensure each bear is as perfect as It can be. I double stitch each one, I use extra strong threads and I have developed my own techniques to reinforce joints and seams so they can handle a good hug ;). * Bears are packaged in a cardboard box filled with tissue paper. I’ll only recycle / reuse bubble wraps or plastics that I have received in packaging as I’m making an effort to cut down on single use plastic consumption.