Hello and welcome to me & the bear! I'm Natalie and the handsome guy in the photo with me is Kuma (the bear). Next to me is Betty, one of our three vintage singers.
I've always had a love of animals and creating, although my love of sewing is something that came to me a bit later in life (I learnt how to use an electric machine in my late 20's). The idea for me & the bear came about very organically, I'd started making Kuma bandanas, then a collar, then I decided to open the business as just a little hobby on the side. That hobby grew faster than I was prepared for, and as I'm writing this, 9 months down the road, I'm now running me & the bear full time, with plans for expanding the business!
In October, me & the bear were joined by a new addition, our Chinese rescue dog, Robin. We all spend our days exploring the South Down's, cuddling up to watch movies and of course, making some lovely orders.
Me & the bear brings you accessories made for adventure and inspired by our natural surroundings, we want you to be able to go out for a day of exploring and get as muddy as you like without worrying about ruining your new things! We also keep the planet at the heart of all that we do, making sure that we always give back more than we take from planet earth.
Thanks for joining us on this journey!
Love, me & the bear (and Robin) x