This soft cuddly friend Steiff Elephant has a music box that plays when you pull her little heart. Ellie has beans in her bottom to help her sit upright and a short tail. Her eyes are embroidered and her ears and soles have a lovely textured material making her a perfect new baby gift. Of course she has a “Steiff button in ear.”
Ellie is 26cm tall. 100% Polyester and Surface Washable. CE Marked.
The story of Steiff bears and Margarete Steiff is an extraordinary one. Her paralysis at 18 months old did not stop her training as a seamstress and going on to create felt clothing. In 1879 she made an Elephant pin cushion which her brother sold at market. WIthin 6 years, she had sold 5,000 elephants and had started designing other stuffed animals. Margarete’s nephew joined the company and in 1902 he designed “Bear 55PB” the worlds first stuffed bear with moveable arms and legs which he covered in mohair plush. In 1904 “Steiff – Knopf im Ohr” (Button in Ear) brand sign was created. Once Margarete’s eventful life came to an end, her family fondly continued her dream. Stieff continued to grow with her motto always in mind, “for children, only the best is good enough!”
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