About Us – Andover Bear Company

About Us

At Andover Bear we are committed to creating quality teddy bears with a timeless aesthetic. Our classic designs are the perfect size for little hands to carry around and our linen fabric makes for a soft, yet durable best friend. ABC heirloom quality bears provoke a world of wonder, where batteries are not required. We believe innovation for tomorrow begins with imagination today.
Designer and owner, Michelle Whalen, lives in Andover, MA with her husband and two daughters. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Masters of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. After working in the architectural field for nine years, she left the profession to pursue her passion for painting and sketching. Her work often has a sketch book feel with an abundance of color and texture. Whether she's designing a space, new product, or a piece of art, Michelle loves the process of taking an idea and making it a reality.