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North American Bear Company

1200 West 35Th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60609

United States

Company Description

NABCO is a wholesale manufacturer. We do not sell products directly to consumers, but our toys are sold in many specialty independent childrens, toy and gift stores, national catalogues and better department stores. Our website can help you ... more

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Barbara Isenberg
Barbara Isenberg, founder and President of North American Bear Company.
North American Bear Company started as a creative project and business enterprise of then new mother, Barbara Isenberg. While living in New York in the mid-1970's, Barbara was unable to find her small son a toy bear that met her own childhood ideal. Her desire to find a teddy bear with the nostalgic charm of antique toys and contemporary whimsy prompted her to create unique, high quality plush bears that would appeal to both children and adults alike. Barbara enlisted the help of her fashion designer friend, Odl Bauer, to make a bear out of an old sweatshirt that would be cuddly, soft and different from anything else on the market. That bear evolved into Albert the Running Bear(R), a classic bear in a colorful running suit that became a commercial success at the height of interest in jogging.
In 1978, after perfecting a variety of sample bears, assembling a sales force and locating a small New York factory to produce bears, Barbara teamed up with her brother in Chicago, Paul Levy, to form the North American Bear Co., Inc. (or NABCO).
Throughout the company's growth, it has been guided by Barbara Isenberg's beliefs that children are never too young for good toy designs and adults always appreciate high quality, humorous plush products. Barbara continues as President of NABCO and runs the New York Studio in the heart of Manhattan's toy district where she and the closely-knit design and production team develop each season's rich and varied collections.

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