Kumanokoido makes the most unique teddy bears in the world. They're made with upcycled materials from coveted brands (Nike, Arc’teryx, Bodega), creating one-of-a-kind collector's items.
A journey to Mali & Burkina Faso in West Africa in 2011 inspired Kumanokoido founder, Junichi Nakane, to start this unique project which keeps him connected to West Africa.
"Kuma no ko" means bear cubs and "ido" translates to "well "in Nakane's native Japanese. The combination of those two words symbolizes his wish that these little bears will make friends that will link people from West Africa to the rest of the world.