Uniforms can be really evocative of certain times in our lives and careers, whether that is school uniform, sports club kits, Scouts or work uniform - whether that's chefs, nurses, firemen, military, airlines, police and many more. Getting a keepsake uniform memory bear is a fantastic way to treasure those items of clothing. We will always do our best to use the detailing from the uniform in the best way possible - just pop in a note if you have any special requests (please note that there may be an additional charge for more complicated requirements).
Our uniform memory teddies also make great gifts for friends, colleagues and loved ones. Why not gift one for a meaningful (as well as fun!) retirement present? They can also be a lovely way to remember someone you've lost, who's job meant everything to them or they dedicated their life to. We have made lots of lovely teddies from uniforms and we always find them, and the stories behind them, really touching.
We only need 1 - 2 two items of adult clothing or 2 - 3 items of children's clothing to make each bear.
While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would recommend that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. The stuffing is 100% CE tested polyester.
As these can be delicate items, often made from very well-worn clothes, they can not be CE tested and therefore come with the following: Warning: This product is not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.
Our images are to display what can be achieved with your clothes. All of our bears use the same pattern, and can be made from any clothes that you send us, whether baby, child or adult.
We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!
Types of Clothing: You can send us pretty much any clothing. We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.
Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes any special requirements you have so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using. If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
Quality: Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page so please do look there for more real life examples. We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products.
Offcuts: We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.
How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.
Customer Reviews 5.0 5 5.0/5 Based on 6 reviews Show all reviews
Stunning Reviewed by Nicola_salters on 16 Mar 2021
I found bear was inside a protective bag once I had removed all the packaging, the attention to detail was amazing all the badges off the uniform put in the correct place on the bear, the finished product was better than I imagined. I would definitely recommend to a friend
Uniform bears Reviewed by Nigel F on 07 Feb 2021
Recommended by a family member and the service was great. I ordered two uniform bears that arrived in specified time frame. The quality is excellent and the design was as requested. If you have a uniform and special memory this is the place for you. Thank you to everyone involved in mine at Love keep create, it is so appreciated.
Lovely Reviewed by Zoebrunt on 11 Dec 2020
Well made and lovely finished bears for our memories. Can’t thank you enough
I love it Reviewed by Mrslp7 on 01 Dec 2020
The bear was made in memory of my son he loved his BB
very high quality Reviewed by Adamwaldron1 on 08 Oct 2020
I gave the team a shed load of my dad's clothes, asking if they could incorporate a bit of each into it. They went above and beyond to make just the bear I wanted. They listen to your specific requests, and it is made to such a high standard. I cannot believe how symmetrical/neat the product is, and firm too...all from scrap clothes! Skilled, respectful, prompt...cannot fault them. Thank you so much.
Mainland UK Delivery Rates
|Delivery Option||Dispatch Time||Delivery Time||Tracked||Signed For||Cost|
|Standard Keepsake||Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£7.50|
|Standard Non-Keepsake||1 - 2 Working Days||2 - 3 Working Days||No||No||£3.50|
|3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20.00|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£30.00|
European Delivery Rates
|Delivery Option||Dispatch Time||Delivery Time||Tracked||Signed For||Cost|
|Standard Keepsake||Approx 8 weeks from receipt of clothes||2 Working Days||Yes||Yes||£20|
|Standard Non-Keepsake||1 - 3 Working Days||2 - 3 Working Days||No||No||£5|
|3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20|
|1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)||Within 1 week from receipt of clothes||24 Hours||Yes||Yes||£20|
Non-Mainland UK and International Delivery
We are able to process orders from non-mainland UK addresses, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Delivery surcharges for the relevant postcodes are calculated at the checkout.
For more information, please view our full delivery policy here.
We cannot accept personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. Please note that there is a wide variation in how the keepsakes come out, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive and the final item may well not look exactly like the pictures on our product pages. If you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it.
Non personalised items can be returned in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery. We will then either replace the item or, if you prefer, offer a full refund of the goods less the original delivery charges. All return postage is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend that you obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Post Office.
Our return address is:
Unit 8 Burrington Business Park