Steiff invented the teddy bear in 1902, and this "My First Steiff" Teddy bear has a storied history and proven experience as part of the classic design. Ultra-soft fabrics are gentle on a baby's delicate skin, and the safety testing at Steiff meets rigorous standards in the U.S. and Europe. My First Steiff Teddy bear is certified free of harmful substances by an independent testing organization, and the plush facial features are all embroidered.
Talented artisans hand make each of these genuine Steiff plush bears. To finish the iconic and cuddly design, the phrase "My First Steiff" is artfully embroidered on the paw pad. The signature stainless steel button-in-ear is a testament to the premium quality of this Teddy bear (which can be passed down to future generations). Inspire a long-standing family tradition with this plush gift for babies.
• Made in Cambodia
4.7 x 8.3 x 9.5 in
The "Button in Ear" - a worldwide trademark of unmistakable quality
In 1904 Franz Steiff, Margarete’s nephew was looking for a way to protect Steiff products from imitation. His great idea later became the epitome of quality and handiwork: a metal button in the ear as a protection label. Initially engraved with an elephant motive, the metal button soon wore the trademark and therefore became inseparable with the brand.
"Steiff - Button in Ear" is a world wide renowned and unique trademark, which still stands for quality, richness of ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.
Please note, the button in ear is NOT removable.
Internationally renowned for its exceptional quality, Steiff still utilizes traditional materials and proven manufacturing techniques to create its unique and highly prized products.
Since 1880, Steiff has been making plush toys and collectibles that set the world standard for quality. The company is perhaps best-known for its bears -- Steiff invented the Teddy bear in 1902. Since the firm was founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880, more than 16,000 different designs for animals have been created. Vintage Steiff pieces are regularly sold on the secondary market for thousands of dollars.