Introduction to Kiwi Curio & Robin Rive Bears

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Welcome to KiwiCurio.  I'm excited to feature Robin Rive Bears which is celebrating over 40 years creating Soft Collectibles.

My mother, Robin created award-winning soft collectibles in New Zealand from 1973 to 2008. Created to last and made in top quality German mohair, our Limited Edition Creations are passed from generation to generation.

Our Robin Rive motto is: 

'A Friend today … an Heirloom tomorrow' 

On returning from living in London, I discovered the very last remaining Robin Rive bears who were in hiding, have survived our terrible 'Studio Fire' of  2008. It seemed an awful waste not to share the last of our Family of bears with fellow arctophiles and so 'KiwiCurio' was born.

Some teddy bears are the last available from our previous ranges but many bears have been transformed into special one of ones, making them even more sought after and Collectible.

During my travelling, I collected lots of 'curios' and interesting pieces that I incorporate into our 'one of one' teddy bears and dollys.  Once they are gone, they are gone as we are not making any more!

I love personalising Hugsters to make them even more special for you,  so if there is a particular name or idea you have for a teddy bear, please let me know.

Enjoy our Hug while it lasts.


Brigitte Rive