Hamish is made from soft coffee alpaca.
He has soft ultra suede pads and paws with shiny black safety locking eyes and a black woollen hand embroidered nose.
He is fully jointed with our own hand stamped wooden joints and is soft filled with pure white recycled polyester fibre.
Hamish Jr is a much loved and original member of the Canterbury Bear range. This classic and very traditional range was originally designed by John Blackburn in 1979.
Jointed bears are created using sustainably-sourced English wood. We use a polyester filling, because it is soft, light and hygienic but is most importantly made from 100% recycled materials. For our more ‘solid’ bears we use 100% wood wool as a stuffing, essentially wood slivers cut from FSC® timber. Wood wool was used extensively in the 19th century, particularly by the pottery industry as a packaging material. In the 1950s the invention of polystyrene forced most of the wood wool factories to close. Now, in a more eco-friendly time, this incredible material is making a comeback and we are proud to be part of that revival.
Our bears are hand-made, in a small workshop where an ethos of ‘recycle, reuse and repurpose’ drives us forward.