Welcome to Bukowski Bears!

Discover the enchanting world of Bukowski Bears, a brand renowned for crafting the most lovable and beautifully designed teddy bears. A family run business since 1990, Bukowski Bears has been warming hearts for over three decades, making plush toys that not only stand as cuddly companions but also pieces of art in homes around the world. Each bear is handcrafted with utmost precision, mirroring the passionate vision of its founder, Barbara Bukowski, who drew inspiration from her childhood experiences and the desire to create timeless companions for every generation.

Bukowski Bears is one of Europe’s leading premium plush toy brands.

Immersing in the deep tradition of European craftsmanship, the brand employs the finest materials sourced responsibly to create toys that are both luxurious and safe. A Bukowski Bear is more than just a toy; it's a cherished friend that embodies warmth, comfort, and affection, promising to stand the test of time. Its features are detailed with precision to offer a life-like appeal that enchants children and adults alike. Because of this, Bukowski Bears is now considered one of Europe’s largest stuffed animal companies.

Why Little Ones and Parents love Bukowski Bears?

Bukowski Bears make for the perfect gift, marking moments and milestones with a touch of warmth and nostalgia. As you bring home a Bukowski Bear, you are not just buying a plush toy, but a tale of love, craftsmanship, and heritage that holds a special place in the hearts of those who own them. Note that these beautiful creations are exclusively designed in Sweden, respecting the highest standards of quality and safety to bring joy and smiles for years to come. They are sold in thousands of boutiques, on major airlines, and now we are excited to sell them in the United States!

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Bukowski Bears Story

Early History Timeline


1957: Barbara makes her first rag-dolls with her grandmother

12 years had passed since the Second World War, Poland was rebuilding, and the Communists ruled the country. Barbara was a young girl and although materials were scarce, she used old Polish rural traditions and methods to create her first-ever collection of rag-dolls with the help of her grandmother. “I will never forget my grandma, she inspired in me the thought and will to create, to make something out of nothing, to improve on what is already there.” - Barbara Bukowski


1985: The creation of Kanini

After marrying the love of her life, Janusz Bukowski, Barbara became pregnant with her first son, Patrick. While she awaited the arrival of her child, she suddenly heard the voice of her beloved grandma instructing her on where to cut and sew. In just a few days, a rabbit who would later be known as Kanini was created. He was Patrick’s best friend. 


1987: Oliver is born

Barbara’s experience as a parent of two along with her background in psychology had given her a deep understanding of the importance of love in the beginning phases of a child’s life. She channeled all of her energy, creativity, and love when creating her second-ever teddy bear, Misiulinek.


1990: Bukowski Design is born

Barbara’s goal in life was to be a voice of love and inspiration in people’s hearts. With this in mind, she and Janusz finally created Bukowski Design, now known as Bukowski bears.

Since the creation of Bukowski Bears, the company has claimed a variety of awards and expanded to multiple parts of the world. Finally, Bukowski Bears is making its mark in the United States.

We hope that our soft friends find their way to your home and that you enjoy them as much as we enjoy creating them!