Our Company / BABW

The first Build-A-Bear Workshop™ opened at the Saint Louis Galleria in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. It is a teddy bear-themed experience retail store that combines the universal appeal of plush animals with an interactive process that allows children from 3 to 103 to create their own huggable companions. Each Workshop® location features a wide variety of new best friends to choose from as well as a vast assortment of clothes and accessories designed and updated regularly to reflect current fashion trends.

Build-A-Bear Workshop™ is committed to providing guests with JOY ... happy, memorable, friendly experiences. We are expanding throughout Europe and Asia, so I hope that we will be in your neighbourhood soon!

Our Mission

At Build-A-Bear Workshop™, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday.