Since 1880, Steiff has been making plush toys and collectibles that set the world standard for quality. The company is perhaps best-known for its bears -- Steiff invented the Teddy bear in 1902. Since the firm was female-founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880, more than 16,000 different designs for animals have been created. Steiff is the world’s premier manufacturer of high-end toys and gifts. Indeed, Steiff was the first “luxury” toy brand in the marketplace. Internationally renowned for its exceptional quality, Steiff still utilizes traditional materials and proven manufacturing techniques to create its unique and highly prized products.