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If you’ve been following BearHugs for a while, you may have noticed that we’ve had a bit of a design refresh lately!

We’ve been working with lovely graphic designer Laura Hawkins to introduce some extra special touches to our website and packaging. Laura has helped us develop some cute little features which you’ll find on our product labels from now on. We feel they really capture what we’re all about at BearHugs.

Our favourite part of our branding refresh has got to be the addition of our paw print! This paw print is made up of a fingerprint from each member of the BearHugs team.

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Not only does the paw look lovely, but it means a lot to us. It’s a little nod to some things we hold very close to our heart…

Personal, human touch

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At BearHugs, we pride ourselves on pouring love in everything we do.

Every gift box is carefully packed by hand and every item we add to our shop is chosen with a great deal of thought and consideration.

Our team motto is ‘always be a little kinder than necessary’. One of the main ways we uphold this promise to ourselves is by trying to always engage with each other, our lovely customers, suppliers and charity partners in a genuine, compassionate, human way.

We love that our new paw print contains an imprint of our actual human touch.

Inclusive, Accessible Employment

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Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, started BearHugs after she fell ill with Lyme Disease and had to resign from her job. Faye learned first hand how difficult it is to find work when you have a chronic fluctuating health condition. She decided that as soon as she could she wanted to offer part-time, flexible, accessible employment opportunities to others who find themselves in similar shoes.

Our paw print, made up of each member of the team’s finger prints, also represents our belief in inclusive, accessible employment. Everyone has an equally valued contribution, whether they work full-time at BearHugs HQ or part-time remotely to fit around their health.

 
 

At BearHugs we really do see ourselves as a family.

An important part of our extended family is the wonderful collection of talented makers and creators who lovingly handcraft so many of the treats we stock.

They quite literally put their human touch on the beautiful products in our gift boxes too.

Here’s what the lovely bunch had to say about being part of the BearHugs extended family…

 
 
 Bear Hugs were the first ever business to wholesale my products, and have been my biggest supporters ever since! We've grown along side each other for the past few years, with Faye & the team being the most encouraging, friendly and kind people I think I've ever worked with, as well as true champions of small business. We've become great friends & I hope our relationship continues for many years to come!  - Sorrel, Dandelion Cocoa

Bear Hugs were the first ever business to wholesale my products, and have been my biggest supporters ever since! We've grown along side each other for the past few years, with Faye & the team being the most encouraging, friendly and kind people I think I've ever worked with, as well as true champions of small business. We've become great friends & I hope our relationship continues for many years to come!

- Sorrel, Dandelion Cocoa

 “I love working with you guys – I am full of admiration for what Faye has achieved; you have a fabulous team, lovely products, with an emphasis on local producers and a fantastic ethos … and I always get a hug when I deliver! I would love to receive a Bear Hugs Gift x”  - Jane, Tipple Tails

“I love working with you guys – I am full of admiration for what Faye has achieved; you have a fabulous team, lovely products, with an emphasis on local producers and a fantastic ethos … and I always get a hug when I deliver! I would love to receive a Bear Hugs Gift x”

- Jane, Tipple Tails

 “BearHugs is such a wonderful way to send thoughtful gifts to your loved ones. Being able to tailor what you send (in those super cute bear boxes!) is a brilliant concept and that fact some people choose a bit of Sunshine to put in their BearHugs gives me all the warm and fuzzies! It's an absolute pleasure to be part of such a kind, thoughtful, joy-giving business.”  - Jo, Hello Sunshine

“BearHugs is such a wonderful way to send thoughtful gifts to your loved ones. Being able to tailor what you send (in those super cute bear boxes!) is a brilliant concept and that fact some people choose a bit of Sunshine to put in their BearHugs gives me all the warm and fuzzies! It's an absolute pleasure to be part of such a kind, thoughtful, joy-giving business.”

- Jo, Hello Sunshine

 
 We love working with the bear hugs team. Bear hugs is an amazing local start up business who are super friendly, they work tirelessly to bring smiles and bear hugs to people in need everyday. We are honoured to be one of their local suppliers and we love working with their amazing team.  - Megan, Sheffield Skincare Company

We love working with the bear hugs team. Bear hugs is an amazing local start up business who are super friendly, they work tirelessly to bring smiles and bear hugs to people in need everyday. We are honoured to be one of their local suppliers and we love working with their amazing team.

- Megan, Sheffield Skincare Company

 Working with Bear Hugs is an absolute joy! All of the team are so friendly and passionate about their work that it always feels like I'm working with friends. It is so refreshing to see a business caring about other small businesses and having small businesses best interests at heart.    I love working with Bear Hugs so much, I secretly wish I could work for them myself and be part of such a special team!  - Jayne, Jayne Tapp Design

Working with Bear Hugs is an absolute joy! All of the team are so friendly and passionate about their work that it always feels like I'm working with friends. It is so refreshing to see a business caring about other small businesses and having small businesses best interests at heart.

I love working with Bear Hugs so much, I secretly wish I could work for them myself and be part of such a special team!

- Jayne, Jayne Tapp Design

 
 
 

So there we have it. Our lovely new paw print and why it’s so special to us here at BearHugs. Keep an eye out for it across our website and on our hug in a box treats!