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Build-A-Bear Workshop® Fact Sheet (PDF)

Our Mission

At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday.

Our Founder
With a track record that combines keen intuition and business savvy, Maxine Clark has distinguished herself in the retailing industry. More...

Our Mascot
Bearemy®, our huggable mascot, was born on August 21st, 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri. When he came to us we knew he was a beary special friend, so how would we find the pawfect name? More...

Franchising Information
Build-A-Bear Workshop® is expanding internationally! Our strategy is to grant an exclusive franchise per country (outside United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico). More...

Our Process
Making a new furry friend at Build-A-Bear Workshop® is a unique and fun experience! More...

 

Awards, Press and Print

Awards
Build-A-Bear Workshop®! has been recognized and honored with many awards. More...

Good Housekeeping Seal of approval
The Good Housekeeping Seal, introduced in 1909 is earned by products that pass Good Housekeeping Institute review and is America’s most trusted consumer icon. It is the foremost symbol of quality assurance and consumer protection in America. Seal-backed products are covered by Good Housekeeping’s two-year money-back warranty.

In the news
All the Buzz that's Brought to Bear®. Read the numerous articles that have been written about us. More...

Books about us
Build-A-Bear Workshop®! is setting a new standard! Check out books that have been written about us! More...

Guest Testimonials
Read what our guests are saying about their experience at Build-A-Bear Workshop®! More...