Alice’s Bear Shop… the story continues
They say that things are happenstance or serendipity and the re-opening of Alice’s Bear Shop is one of those. Rikey Austin first brought us the stories and characters of Alice’s Bear Shop over 20 years ago.
Who could forget Woodroffe, the dignified old bear who was so proud of his growl or Cobby the gorgeous bear that went for a swim and ended up soggy but safe in Alice’s Bear Shop?
Rikey has updated many of the storybook illustrations and worked with the team at Charlie Bears on the re-creation of each of the original 12 characters. Rikey is still very much the creative force behind the range and all these ‘loved-to-bits’ characters are borne out of her illustrations and stories.
And just like the storybooks she creates, there is an actual Alice’s Bear Shop and Hospital for Poorly Bears where Rikey and her team can repair your teddy bears!
Charlie Bears have brought their experience of manufacturing, quality, safety and ethics to the story and in late Autumn 2018, we saw the doors to Alice’s Bear Shop open once more.