Bell Bears are made in London by Doreen Bell (née Swift). Doreen makes traditional mohair bears, ranging in size from 7 to 28 inches. Originally from Yorkshire, Doreen came to London to study for a degree in graphic design and then went to work making theatrical costumes. She was at the Royal Opera House when it closed for refurbishment in 1997, so decided at that point to take up bear making. Doreen lives with her husband and three cats in South London.