A stuffed toy manufacturer in Germany, Steiff was founded in 1880 by seamstress Margarete Steiff. Her nephew Richard designed the first teddy bear in 1902 after "Teddy" Roosevelt inspired a popular cartoon in the Washington Post. Celebrate the teddy bear's 120th anniversary with an adorable teddy from the company that started it all! Our honey-hued polyester Steiff teddy sits 12" tall with the classic button-in-ear. Machine-washable; safe for all ages.