The Britt story began in Portsmouth, England where Britt Collinson was born. From an early age, Britt loved creating hand-made presents for close friends and family. It is this passion for creating from the heart that led to the formation of the iconic Australian brand, “britt bears” and “britt collinson”.
Britt moved to Sydney Australia at age 12 and she left school age 15. After a few office and hospitality jobs and traveling the world she found herself drawn to the vibe, freedom and creativity of the Sydney weekend market stores and festivals at which she sold her hand made wares called “fluffyfings”. From here this grew into a successful wholesale business that went on to supply over 200 retail outlets in Australia within two years. Britt’s style evolved, leading her to create the more sophisticated, luxurious Britt brand in 1999 during which she created the one and only Britt Bear! Who knew that a soft, flat teddy bear whose simple but charming design would capture the hearts’ of parents and children and become such a big part of her world…
Britt Bear Today
Still lovingly made in Australia for over 19 years, our adorable Britt Bears has become a very special part of the range and also many a childhood, creating memories, companionship and comfort. Britt feels that this bear has a life of its own and holds something magical that only babies know.
With the popularity of the brand increasing, Britt went on to design a range of clothing, tutus and accessories for newborns and toddlers, which stay true to her vision of creating items with sentimental value, that remain treasured, create special memories and passed on as keepsakes. Britt Collinson proudly designs the ranges in collaborating with her design team. Britt also offers a product development service and has worked with many other companies and brands. Britt Bears are currently available in store throughout Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Online is available to most countries and offers the truly amazing Emergency Bear replacement and fix up service.