The Tipperary Bears happened by chance when Edel was trying to think of a really good present for her mother, who still has her childhood teddy bear but it was worn and beyond repair. Edel loves making bears, and dreaming up new ideas. She designs her own patterns which makes them unique.
The bears are all handmade in her studio nicknamed Teddy HQ, in a beautiful place in North Tipperary called Grousehall. Each bear is made from wool tweed sourced locally in Hanly’s Mill. Hanly’s have been making tweed in Tipperary since 1893.