Initially started in 2010 by my wife & I (Noelle & Luke Dixon) as an outlet for my artwork, the next 11 years saw The Bearhug (Company) Ltd (Official Name) evolve into one of the most distinctive independent brands around. Across the website, we offer clothing, prints & accessories with the aim to produce unique, high quality, one-of-a-kind pieces. We place a significant emphasis on expressing ourselves creatively, as it's fundamentally part of who I am & how I process the world.
Our highly skilled bearhug team process all of our items at our HQ in Teesside, UK. This is our 8th & largest premises to date, so yes, we've moved 8 times in nearly 11 years! We cover all bases from start to finish - from the initial hand-drawn artwork, then design to the Screenprint, Digital Print, Industrial Embroidery. Then each order is either produced on-demand or picked, ready to be sent out to our amazing customers!
On-Demand & Becoming More Eco: I'm an impatient person, so I can appreciate waiting a bit longer for your order can be frustrating. We've covered most e-commerce models over the years & by producing a significant % of products on-demand, it's meant we can offer a considerable amount more. But one of the big benefits for us as a company is we can control more. Still, mainly Mother Nature benefits by preventing a mass amount of wastage. So we're working hard to do even more by reducing our plastic usage & looking into more eco-friendly processes. We will keep you up to date as we move towards these changes - so make sure you're following us on social media or sign-up for our emails.
Thanks for reading!
Drawerer of Bears & Owner of the Bearhug Co. Ltd
**Blog: The ADHD Dyslexic who draws bears & sells T-Shirts. A more in-depth post about my current life, how we built the company & advice on making a living from your creativity. (Finished soon, it will be on the blog by the end of the month - July 21)
Below are some images that show significant milestones in our & the companies lives. Whether that's babies that turn up, an office move, pics of people who have supported us along the way or just pictures of daft doggos!
We've been massively fortunate to do what we love for a living & we really appreciate the support we've had over the years. Hopefully, we can keep adding to this page & add another 10 years of Bearhug history!