Cardigan / Jumper Memory Bear
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£75.00

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£6.50
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Fluffy Head
£5.00
Ashes / Keepsake Pocket
£5.00
Tutu & Headband
£10.00
Glasses
£5.00
Sound Insert
£12.50
Flat Cap
£15.00
Re-sized Tie
£5.00
Re-sized Scarf
£5.00
Bow Tie
£5.00
Detachable Dressing Gown
£15.00
Detachable Jumper / Cardigan
£15.00
Apron
£15.00

Dispatch Time

Approximately 4 - 6 weeks from receipt of clothing. An express option is available at checkout.
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If you'd like to buy this keepsake as a gift for someone, simply fill out the fields below and then checkout as usual, adding their address for delivery.

We'll then send a presentation box to the recipient, letting them know they've received a gift, what keepsake you have chosen and providing details on how they can send their clothes to us.

The presentation box will include a voucher for the gifted item, leaflets about Love Keep Create, a mailbag to place the clothing into, and a branded presentation box.

We'll then send an email to the recipient, letting them know they've received a gift and providing details on how they can send their clothes to us.

If you want to let the recipient choose their own embroidery text, you can add embroidery as an option above but leave the text box blank.

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Description

Sometimes a single item of clothing can bring memories flooding back, and that's why our cardigan or jumper memory bear is so popular. It has all the same features of our classic bear, but we encourage customers to send us a particular jumper or cardigan, which we then create the cardigan/ jumper look.

If a loved one has recently passed away or you've got treasured clothes that you don't want to throw away, this keepsake bear is a lovely solution. We find it's a particularly loved item to remember grandparents or parents, and can be loved by adults and children alike.

We make the rest of the bear out of other clothes you send us, while the jumper or cardigan is sewed to the front. Please bear in mind it will not be a removable item like a human jumper or cardigan.  We generally use the jumper/cardigan you send in to make the little part panels on the tummy and also on the arms and back of the bear (as much like a human cardigan as possible).  If you only want the tummy panels doing (like the main product photo here) then please pop a note in saying you want a 'waistcoat'. 

Sizes

  • Standard - approximately 30cm tall
  • Large - approximately 40cm tall

We only need a minimum of 2 two items of adult clothing to make each cardigan/jumper bear, but feel free to send us more if you want them to be included. 

Extras - If you order a detachable dressing gown, jumper, cardigan, tie or scarf, please make sure you send us an additional item of clothing to make these with.

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.

More Details & How It Works

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive an email telling you how to send us your clothes. If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.

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.

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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 Reviews5.05 5.0/5 Based on 161 reviewsShow all reviews

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Amazing - 5*!Reviewed by Chelseabond-x3 on 28 Jun 2023

Absolutely INCREDIBLE work, blown away by the level of detail and skill that went into these bears - they are so special to me being my late grandfather’s cardigans and the Love, Keep Create Team made such a beautiful and lasting keepsake! I cannot thank you enough! X

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IncredibleReviewed by Jess_digby95 on 27 Jun 2023

I bought two bears made from one jumper from my dad who sadly passed away. I have my sister one as a gift and she was over the moon with it. Beautifully made, exactly what I wanted. Thank you.

5

Large Memory Bears are so lovelyReviewed by Rch7007 on 21 Jun 2023

Purchased two large memory bears for myself and niece, we are both so pleased with them, so I purchased another small one. The use of materials sent was very good. Ì would attach a photo, but can't work out how.

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Memory BearsReviewed by Susanchadwick61 on 01 Jun 2023

I ordered 2 bears made from 2 suits.. They are absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to give them to my 2 children who will be very surprised as their dad passed away nearly 30 years ago. Would highly recommend.

5

Amazing KeepsakeReviewed by Vicki.george on 10 May 2023

Amazing bear which really brought my late fathers clothes back to life. My daughter is now able to cuddle the teddy and bring some comfort back after the sad event. The teddy has been stitched amazingly and they even incorporated some of my daughters baby grows into the ears of the bear

Delivery Policy

Mainland UK Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 4 - 5 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£7.50
Standard Non-Keepsake3 - 5 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£3.50
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 1 week from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£30.00

European Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 4 - 5 weeks from receipt of clothes2 Working DaysYesYes£20
Standard Non-Keepsake3 - 5 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£5
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 1 week from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£30

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. Delivery charges for any address outside of the non-mainland UK will cover shipping only. From 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer a member of the European Union (EU). If you buy goods from the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) from 1 January 2021, you may incur charges. Love Keep Create will not be held liable for any additional charges. 

How quickly will my order arrive?

Our aim is to dispatch all non-bespoke, non personalised orders within one working day.  

For keepsake items you will get an order confirmation as soon as you place your order, with instructions for posting the clothing to us. The average turnaround time for keepsakes is approximately 4 weeks. Orders placed using the Express services can be completed within 1 week of us receiving the clothing, depending on the level chosen.

We will send you a notification email when your order has been dispatched. The time your order takes to arrive will depend on the delivery option you choose. All personalised keepsakes are sent via fully tracked and signed for 24hr DPD service (delivery only made on working days).  

Non personalised items are sent via Royal Mail First Class.

While we always try our best to dispatch every order following the above guidelines, during extremely busy periods dispatch times may increase.

How can I track the status of my order?

You will receive an email to confirm we have received your order and that your payment has been accepted. You will also receive an email when your order has been dispatched.

In your dispatch confirmation email we will include any relevant tracking numbers, allowing you to track your parcel on the DPD Local website. 

What days will my order be delivered on?

Our couriers deliver between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday.

Will I need to sign for my order?

If you have chosen the ‘signed for’ delivery option, you will have to sign for your parcel upon receipt, unless you use the DPD link provided in the email/text to give them delivery instructions (such as leaving the parcel in a safe place, with a neighbour, delivering on a different day etc). 

Special delivery instructions

If you have any special instructions for delivery, such as leaving your parcel with a neighbour, please include them in the ‘special instructions’ section at the checkout. Please note that our couriers will not respond to notes left on doors for security reasons.

I have a query regarding my delivery?

If you have any queries regarding your delivery please ring us on 0333 444 9144 or email us at info@lovekeepcreate.co.uk:

If we cannot deliver your order within the specified time period we will make every attempt to contact you and provide an expected delivery time. If this delivery time is not suitable, you can cancel your order and we will provide a full refund.

Collect in person

You are able to collect your order from our premises by choosing the relevant option at the checkout. At this point delivery charges will be removed. You can collect your order from:

Unit 8 Burrington Business Park
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

How carefully is my order packaged?

We take great care in packaging your order using the necessary materials according to its weight, size and how fragile it is.

What do I do if my order arrives damaged?

If any item you receive from us arrives damaged, please contact us as soon as possible on 0333 444 9144 or by email at info@lovekeepcreate.co.uk. We will then advise you on the best course of action. In most cases we will ask you to return the item to us for an exchange or refund.  We cannot take back keepsake animals unless the item is actually faulty.

Please do not return a damaged order to us without contacting us first.

Returns Policy

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
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

Customer Gallery
Here are some of our creations that our customers have kindly sent us images of.

How it works

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