Some of Britain’s edgiest designers are lending their creative talents to a teddy bear — for charity. Hey, if other fashion houses can go all in on a commemorative Starbucks t-shirt, why shouldn’t children get a plaything made by the likes of Jonathan Saunders?
To raise funds for the BBC’s Children in Need program, the one-of-a-kind toys are being auctioned off on eBay. Bidding starts at $320. Among the other designers and labels involved with the project are Henry Holland (perhaps best known for the dress in which a very pregnant MIA performed at the Grammys) and Mulberry, a bona fide British heritage leather goods house (they created a leather bear, naturally).
So, what do you think? Online designer retail that benefits a range of charities is on the rise. Would you also donate to charity by gifting your little one with a piece of the fashion world?