Bear Brothers is a family owned business founded by Janet Bingham in 1997 when she designed the Original denim apron as a mum of two little boys living in rural Wiltshire. Janet needed a “decent” apron to wear whilst cooking, gardening, painting and cleaning mucky football boots…
Twenty years on, the longevity of our original products was the motivating factor in regenerating the company, updating the brand and finding new makers in the Southern hemisphere. Thanks to technology both sons are actively involved in the company despite us living in different corners of the world. A global family affair.
A rare shot of us working in the same time zone. Fraser is based in London, so generally we discuss things at both ends of the day, with one of us in pyjamas. We design and use all our products. They go on trips to the beach, hikes in the mountains and hustles through the London underground. We product test everything to be sure they function seamlessly before we take them to market. We work with skilled craftspeople both in New Zealand and abroad, to produce goods that are durable, and timeless in style.
We would love to have some feedback from you on our website and products. Good or bad, feedback is what makes companies better at what they are doing. We would also love to hear from anyone who bought our products first time around and learn how they have performed over the years. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with photos if possible - thanks!