Bear and Babe owners Mary and Peter Croft

We’re Mary and Pete, owners and general dogsbodies of Bear & Babe, a luxury, handmade baby and children’s clothing company from Sheffield.

Bear & Babe (named after our two youngest) was born in 2016 from a need for design led, colourful, gender neutral clothing. So, Mary decided to design and make her own.

Before Bear & Babe, Mary spent over 10 years working as a nanny for various families in Sheffield so has a good idea of how children’s clothing should feel and move to make sure all of our designs are fit for all the constant crawling, running and climbing kids do. Combining this with her interest in fashion led to her creating highly sought-after designs.

In 2018, Pete left his career in marketing to go full time with Bear & Babe and in 2019 we finally moved it out of our home into our own studio taking on new seamstresses as we went and have gone from strength to strength.

All of our items are handmade by ourselves or our wonderful seamstresses in our studio in the lovely area of Sharrow Vale in Sheffield. As each item is cut and made to order, we are always happy to make slight alterations, so they are the perfect fit.

We’re committed to using the highest quality fabrics and prints and ensure they are either GOTS certified organic or OEKO-TEX standard 100, so they are perfect for young skin.

We are constantly thankful for all the love we’ve received from our amazing customers, thank you so much for supporting us and for small business.

Peace and love,

Mary & Pete x


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