Stuffed Animal Trends


Stuffed Animal Trends

September 14, 2022
Toys, like with anything are constantly changing to keep up with the times and trends. It is no surprise then that stuffed animals and toys in general are increasingly smarter and more interactive as toy makers are trying to tap in to the smartphone driven society that we live in. Living in a technological world gives us the opportunity to talk to each other instantly and find directions, answe...

The World’s Oldest Teddy Bear


The World’s Oldest Teddy Bear

August 15, 2022
Teddy bears have come a long way from the first renditions that looked like and in fact were modelled after real bears to the plush and cuddly ones that we know and love today. While they have changed in size, shape, plush-ness and personality, the first teddy bears have a certain charm and most certainly a history that make them something collectors all over the world clamour for. The world...

Materials for Custom Plush


Materials for Custom Plush

July 16, 2022
In the olden days, long before the teddy bears and stuffed animals of today made an appearance, little girls played with dolls that were handmade by their parents. Mom would use fabric scraps or straw to stuff the body that she would craft of fabric and make little dresses with other odds of material so the doll could have clothes. Because stores were few and far between, if your daughter wante...

It’s all About the Accessories


It’s all About the Accessories

June 15, 2022
When you are creating a custom plush figure, whether it be a teddy bear, an iguana, a moose, a giraffe or just something completely out of your imagination, you get to choose colours and fabrics that will bring your idea to life. Why not go that extra step further and get your creation ‘dressed’ for the occasion with accessories? Accessories can be anything from cute little backpacks to hats...

Custom Plush – From Idea to Delivery – The Custom Plush Innovations Way!


Custom Plush – From Idea to Delivery – The Custom Plush Innovations Way!

May 13, 2022
You have your idea. On paper. Now all you need is for that idea to become a sample plush toy that you can hold, squeeze and inspect before you place your order. How does what you see in a picture turn into something tactile, soft and fun for all? Enter the Project Manager—the person that will see you through the entire process of creating a custom plush toy just how you envision it to be. Fi...

Why Create a Custom Plush?


Why Create a Custom Plush?

April 18, 2022
With all sorts of ready-made products just waiting to be bought in numerous stores, why create a custom plush for your next book launch or fundraising campaign? The answer lies in the word ‘custom’ by allowing you to create something unique, especially designed for your needs and built to your strict guidelines. It starts with an idea. Maybe it’s a rough sketch of a character in your new boo...

Crazes: Beanie Babies


Crazes: Beanie Babies

April 6, 2022
Beanie Babies were different. They were stuffed with beans instead of classic fillers like fiberfill, and their pile was thin. They could be ‘posed’ thanks to metal threads that were in their legs, arms and sometimes pinchers and let’s face it, they were cute. Back in 1993 the nine original Beanie Babies were ‘born’ or launched into the market. They consisted of Pinchers the lobster, Brownie th...

Denim, Denim, Denim


Denim, Denim, Denim

May 14, 2021
If you are thinking of creating a custom character one of your first thoughts will probably be ‘what will it be made of?’ Will it be plush, will it be fluffy, will it be made of cotton, satin or burlap? Will it be soft and cuddly or will it be durable, tough and rugged? What about denim? Yes, the same denim that your favourite jeans are made of can also be used in your custom creation. Denim...

The History of Cotton


The History of Cotton

April 16, 2021
Cotton is everywhere, and has been everywhere since seemingly the beginning of time itself. Today our clothes, furniture and toys can be made of cotton, and it wasn’t that long ago that there was a Civil War in the United States that had much to do with cotton and the slaves that grew it for their masters. In fact, cotton has been traced back as far as 7000 years. Scientists exploring a cave...

Care Bears


Care Bears

March 16, 2021
Back in 1981 there were characters created for the American Greetings Corporation for use on birthday and other greeting cards. These characters were colourful teddy bears that had special pictures embroidered onto their tummies to depict their personality. Tenderheart Bear sports a heart on his tummy while Grumpy Bear has a rainy storm cloud on his. There was also Cheer Bear, and Bedtime Bear,...