At T&A we use only the most beautiful silks in our vast array of ties, so there’s always an abundance of ornate off-cuts decorating our London office. The segments are too small to use in our neckwear yet too luxurious to waste, so our head of design hoards every snippet away in a fabric treasure trove. When an admired member of the team became pregnant, a creative colleague made the baby-to-be its beloved first teddy out of these spare swatches - in doing so, Turnbull Teddy was born.
To celebrate our 130th anniversary we have created one patchwork patterned bear for every year, with each one uniquely numbered from one to 130, measuring 18.5cm when seated. Crafted from the same highest-quality silks as our tie collections, all 130 bears are completely different in design, making them a spectacularly original gift for any child or young-at-heart adult. Each bear is handmade in England by teddy specialists Merrythought.