Why Kiwi Curio?

'A Friend today … an Heirloom tomorrow' 

Celebrating over 40 years involvement in soft Collectibles, I'm excited to feature Robin Rive teddy Bears. 

My mother, Robin created award-winning soft collectibles in New Zealand from 1973 to 2008. 

  • Handmade in New Zealand 
  • Created to last from top quality, hard-wearing German Schulte mohair
  • Limited Edition Creations inherited by the next generation

 

 

I worked alongside Robin for many years, developing our bears in Europe.

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  2014. These hardy survivors were created pre-2008 and so are already 'vintage' It seemed awfully sad not to share the last of our Family of bears with fellow arctophiles and so 'KiwiCurio' was born.

Some teddy bears are the last numbers 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 years of travel, I collected lots of 'curios' and interesting pieces that I incorporate into our 'one of one' teddy bears and dollys. 

I love personalising our 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.

Once the bears are adopted, we don't have the capacity to create any more new teddys so enjoy our Hugsters whilst you have the chance.

Beary Hugs

Xxxx

Brigitte and the Robin Rive Hug