Available only from Better Brands, this is the plush teddy bear made by Steiff, the legendary German manufacturer that invented the first teddy bear in 1902. The Steiff family business has been the foremost global authority on plush animals since 1880, and its original iconic teddy was based on one of Richard Steiff’s animal sketches and popularized after Theodore Roosevelt famously spared a bear on a hunting trip in Mississippi. This tribute to the world’s premier toy company is exactingly hand-sewn and hand-finished in the tradition of the very first Steiff stuffed animal, with luxurious beige acrylic plush and embroidered eyes. The classic brass-plated “Button in Ear” assures its authenticity. Includes one piece sleeper and carrying case.