Hana Franklin Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Hana Franklin is a teddy bear artist out of Toronto, Canada. She started making bears at thirty years old after a friend bought her a chocolate brown bear named “Truffles” for her birthday knowing her love for chocolate truffles. Since then, she has been usually making one of a kind teddy bears made with imported mohair which is often dyed for an antique effect. Most are dressed either in clothes Hana has made herself or in antique garments. Two well known Hana Franklin bears are “Betty Buttons” made of pink mohair and “Benjamin”.

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