Having a teddy bear is nothing less than a delight, but building your own soft toy with great love is unimaginable and unforgettable for life. A bear created out from your own hands is a perfect blend of surprise and delight. The Build-A-Bear Workshop is something that lets your child create something from his/her own creativity. You would always be short of words to thank the brand for the kind of artwork it offers to your child to prove their talent and creativity. The wide-eyed amazement feeling is something which would instill a sense of creativity into your child when he/she enters the Build-A-Bear Workshop. The soothing and fun-filled environment of the workshop makes you completely free from the noise of every day, and brings colors to your life. The Build-A-Bear Workshop allows your child to grab his hands and heart together to create something inspiring. The Build-A-Bear Workshop empowers everyone to imagine, which is why every bear begins a story. Your loved ones would be entertained while they would learn and see that how good is building a furry friend for them. The Build-A-Bear Workshops are magical places where dreams and stuffed animals are crafted by the real customers. The bear-making stations are installed at the stores where people can create their own personalized stuffed animals. The customers are offered with a wide range of options to choose from 30 styles of furry friends and hundreds of costumes and accessories, yet creating a new experience with every new bear friend. The Build-A-Bear Workshop stuffed animals are not only meant for kids. These are truly happy and thoughtful gifts which could be created by the grown-ups too. For commemorating events like birthdays, anniversaries, birth announcements and alike, these make the perfect gifts as a symbol of warm and personal ways to celebrate the events of life. Just the fun and you, and your friend are ready to go home.
The Build-A-Bear Workshop was founded by Maxine Clark and her 10-year-old friend Katie (at the time of conceiving the idea) when they went out shopping for some stuffed toys. While searching, Katie could not find the desired styles of stuffed toys and instantly said that making stuffed toys is an easy task and she would try it on her own. While Katie imagined only for a craft project, Maxine heard quite bigger. To fulfill her desire, Maxine looked around to buy a business (factory) involved in the production of the stuffed animals which she could make even more successful. Despite several efforts, she could not find one, and it was then when Katie thought just to do it on their own and entered the industry. The idea behind the initiation was for the kids who always love making their own craft forms. Today, the brand has extended itself to 400 stores worldwide along with more than 125 million furry friends spreading happiness across the globe. The 10-year-old spoke something and became the inspiration for such a renowned store. The company has extended itself widely in various countries like the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the UK, Ireland, along with franchisees in the Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and much more. Having almost 35% of the store locations outside the States proves that a bear hug needs no language to understand and has got the best of the features which are loved by all, no matter what the age is.