“Designed to represent different world communities, Kumanokoido bears are crafted from wax-printed fabrics from West Africa. Kumanokoido is a special project using symbolising the fusion of the western concept of the teddy bear with different cultures and communities from around the world. Proceeds from the sales of the collections will go towards the project’s fund which builds water wells, creative projects and cultural experiences that benefit the children and families of communities in West Africa.” -- Junichi Nakane, founder and designer
Kumanokoido is a special project using symbolising the fusion of the western concept of the teddy bear with different cultures and communities from around the world. ‘Koma no ko’ means cubs and ‘ido’ water well in Japanese, the native language of the project’s New York-based founder and designer Junichi Nakane. The African Pattern Teddies are crafted from wax-printed fabrics sourced from West Africa; inspired by Nakane’s trip to Mali and Burkina Faso in West Africa in 2011 the bears’ colourful prints and patterns are combined to celebrate the West African people and cultures he experienced whilst on his travels. The LN-CC exclusive Large Camouflage Teddies are crafted from re-purposed military fabrics from across the EU informed by a post Brexit Europe. The exclusive bears feature British DPM, Slovenian Multicam, German Flecktarn, Portuguese M63, French CCE, Swedish M90, British Multi Terrain Pattern and Greek Lizard materials. Proceeds from the sales of the collections will go towards the project’s fund which builds water wells, creative projects and cultural experiences that benefit the children and families of communities in West Africa.
SHIPPING & RETURN
We offer Standard and Express Shipping
All purchased items can be returned free of charge – including reduced items.
We are happy to refund any purchases* within 14 business days from receipt. All returns must be sent via registered mail in their original condition.
*Excludes underwear, fragrance and cosmetic items which are non-returnable.
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*Please allow 2-3 business days extra for orders placed during the busy sale period.
Standard - EUR 15 - 2/4 BD
Express - EUR 25 - 1/2 BD
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