Memory Bears & Custom Keepsakes by Rita Glosser

Memory Bears - made from Wedding Gown. Memory Bear pictured with cute baby. Wedding bear. Personalized Teddy Bear.

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Why choose ReMinkie?

  • Highest quality memory bears on the market today (fully jointed arms and legs, fully lined, durable to last a lifetime)
  • Over 20 years experience and expertise in making memory bears in honor of and memory of loved ones
  • Transform ANY fur or fabric into a memory bear or custom keepsake
  • Intricate Personalization includes adding monograms, embroidery, buttons, scarves, neckties, bows, and more to your personalized teddy bears

Sample of Memory Bears

As you can see, we make personalized teddy bears from furs and a wide variety of fabrics. Here’s a gallery of bears made from clothing: furs, corduroy, tweed, blankets, wedding dress, uniform, neckties, and more. Click on any image below to enlarge.

Memory Bear and Custom PillowMemory Bears (Corduroy)Personalized Teddy Bear / Memory Bear with Golf BagMemory Bear. Monogrammed. Red Bow. Fur Bear. Personalized Teddy Bear. Made by Rita Glosser of BearsOne of ReMinkie's Memory BearsMemory Bear (in memory of father)Memory Bear made from Custom FabricMemory Bear / Bride BearMemory BearsBoy with one of our memory bearsOne of ReMinkie's Memory BearsMemory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears in Memory of FatherMemory Bears by ReMinkieMemory Bears for Christmas Gifts

High Quality Personalized Teddy Bears

Rita makes personalized teddy bears of the highest quality for you and your loved ones. Each memory bear is expertly crafted with moveable joints in the arms and legs. Her bears are stuffed with poly-fiberfill and heavily lined for strength and durability.

Memory Bears that ReMinkie made for Family
ReMinkie Bears made for the Smith Family

Commemorate a loved one or celebrate a milestone (birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, new baby, new home, etc.) Do you have old furs hanging in your closet or baby blankets stuffed in trunks? Rita can craft personalized teddy bears from all kinds of materials, including mink, neckties, jeans, sports jackets, shirts, blankets, wedding gown, uniforms, robes — whatever you send to her to create a lasting keepsake for you or a loved one.

ReMinkie Bears make a beautiful memorial gifts as well as personalized gifts for your loved ones. Each of our bears is made from nostalgic materials — from the fabrics and furs found in your life. We design entirely unique and cute teddy bears that are full of beautiful memories for you. ReMinkie Bears are a perfect way to preserve your past and cherish your memories of family and friends. Our teddy bears and custom keepsakes have become heirlooms to be passed from one generation to another.

Create Lasting Memories with Custom Keepsakes

Turn your sentimental fur or fabric into a keepsake to be treasured for a lifetime! Today keepsakes are more important than ever. They help us memorialize a loved one, commemorate our family and history, and pass down our stories from one generation to another. At ReMinkie, Rita also designs:

Professional and Personal Service

Rita Glosser is very “hands on” at ReMinkie Memory Bears. As soon as she receives your fur, fabric or neckties, she will call you and work together with you to personalize your keepsake. Our memory bears come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the materials you send to us. They can be monogrammed and personalized in a variety of ways. Special details include bows, bandana, necktie, buttons, pockets, embroidery, and more. Each bear is especially designed for you. ReMinkie is a cottage industry with four specialized sewers working alongside Rita Glosser.

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Memory Bears & Custom Keepsakes – Video

Rita Glosser’s memory bears have received great customer testimonials as well as acclaim on news outlets. Watch our video below to learn more about Rita and her bears.

ReMinkie Memory Bears Featured on the News!

We hope you enjoy the following news clips about ReMinkie Memory Bears. Rita Glosser — founder of ReMinkie Memory Bears — has made appearances on many news outlets to discuss the positive impact of her memory bears and custom keepsakes.

ReMinkie Memory Bears on Bay 9 News

In the following video, Rita Glosser is interviewed by Bay 9 News. Rita discusses how she turns sentimental items into lasting memories. She’s passionate about the teddy bears she makes. These are not your average bears. They’re made from sentimental and old clothing, including fur and mink coats. Rita says that every bear has a story; the bears seem to come alive and offer comfort to her customers. She came up with the idea of making memory bears after her mother gave her an old stole coat. Since she knew her daughter would never wear it, Rita decided to transform the stole into a teddy bear for her first grandchild. Bears can be made from furs, old clothing, and treasured fabrics. According to a customer, her daughters were deeply touched to receive memory bears made out of their grandmother’s coat. Nothing pleases Rita more than happy customers.

ReMinkie Memory Bears on SNN 6 News

In the following video, Rita Glosser appears on SNN 6 News. She discusses her decision to start her own memory bear business, and how she feels that she gives a piece of herself to every bear she makes. Rita makes memory bears from old clothing such as shirts, jackets, neckties, uniforms, fur coats. In this video, she shows a bear made from a baby blanket. She tells a story about a woman who lost her son. She gave Rita his old sports jackets, which she turned into a bear. She also mentions about a woman who lost her husband. She sent Rita her late husband’s neckties. Rita transformed the ties into a memory bear in honor of the woman’s husband.


Keepsake Quilting: Turn Old Neckties into a Keepsake Quilt!

Keepsake Quilting. Photo of keepsake quilt made from old clothing / neckties.

Got old neckties? Not sure what to do with old clothing? We can help! At ReMinkie, we transform an array of old clothing, furs, neckties, and more into custom keepsakes.

Pictured above is a keepsake quilt that we made from a man’s old neckties. Keepsake quilting is a wonderful way to preserve memories of a loved one. We turn old neckties and old clothing into keepsake quilts for you and your loved ones.

Don’t toss out the old! Turn it into something brand new. At ReMinkie, we’re delighted to repurpose old clothing into custom keepsakes. With 20 years experience and expert craftsmanship, we create high quality keepsakes for our customers.

Custom Keepsakes: Seat Cushions Made from Memorabilia

At ReMinkie, we create a wide array of custom keepsakes. Our keepsakes include memory bears, custom pillows, custom blankets, keepsake quilting, and more! Recently, we received a request to make custom seat cushions. We were delighted to design comfortable cushions out of old clothing, bandanas, t-shirts, and memorabilia.

Custom Seat Cushion – Made from Old T-Shirts & More

Got old t-shirts and bandanas? We can turn your old tees into seat cushions and so much more. Pictured immediately below is a comfy cushion made from a customer’s old memorabilia t-shirts.

Keepsake: Custom Seat Cusions

Custom Seat Cushion – Made from Old Bandanas & More

Got old bandanas and memorabilia? Let us make a custom seat cushion for you! Pictured immediately below is a comfy cushion made from a customer’s old bandanas.

Keepsake: Custom Seat Cusions

Making Memory Bears: Before and After Photos

Turn something old into something new! At ReMinkie, this is what we do. We recently transformed a woman’s old jacket into a beautiful, brand new memory bear. We added a colorful bow and personalized the bear’s paw with a monogram. View before and after photos below.

BEFORE: The Woman’s Jacket

Making Memory Bears: Before Photo of Jacket

AFTER: The Memory Bear

Making Memory Bears: After Photo of Memory Bear

At ReMinkie, we turn old clothing, coats, furs, hats, neckties, and more into memory bears, custom pillows, custom blankets, keepsake quilts, seat cushions, and much more!

Memory Bears with Personalized T-Shirts

Memory Bears with Personalized T-Shirts. These personalized teddy bears have t-shirts.

Pictured above are three personalized teddy bears. These beautiful fur bears were made for a woman’s grandchildren. Two of the bears feature personalized t-shirts: Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Fort Myers Beach.

We love adding personalized touches to our memory bears. We can add t-shirts, bowties, neckties, ribbons, hats, accessories, monograms, and much more. Personalized teddy bears make the best gifts and keepsakes for any occasion.

We make personalized teddy bears for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, wedding gifts (bride and groom!), graduation gifts, and more. We are a small business with a big heart. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have: 800-373-6465.

Memory Bear: Masonic Teddy Bear in Honor of Husband

We recently made a memory bear entirely out of Masonic neckties. We design memory bears from all kinds of fabrics, clothing, uniforms, furs, etc. So when a member of the Masons passed away, one of the man’s friend enlisted our services to make this Masonic bear. This bear has been given as a gift to the late man’s wife — in honor of her beloved husband. See photo of the Mason Bear immediately below.

Memory Bear (Masonic Teddy Bear). Made from neckties of man who belonged to the Masons. Given to wife in memory of her husband.

The Masonic Square and Compasses.As you can see in the picture above, the bear features the icon of the Masonic Square and Compasses.

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization with local groups that meet regularly at a lodge.

Baby Memory Bears

Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Bears. Fur Baby Bear with Red Bow.At ReMinkie, we make all sizes of memory bears and personalized teddy bears. We even make baby bears (also known as “ReMinkie babies”).

Baby bears are approximately 8 inches and cost $139. We make them from your furs or ours, depending on your needs and wishes.

Below are photos of a fur baby bear — made by Rita Glosser.

Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Bears. Fur Baby Bear with Red Bow. Sitting in Rocking Chair.

Baby Bear Sitting in Rocking Chair

Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Bears. Fur Baby Bear with Red Bow. Photographed with adorable dog.

Even Dogs Need Memory Bears!

Minions Memory Bears

Memory Bears: One in a Minion

Memory Bear: Minions Bear, Personalized Teddy Bear made from Minions T-Shirt. Memory Bear made in honor of a sister who passed away. She was a fan of Minions.

We recently designed Minions bears for a woman whose sister passed away. We created the memory bears from the beloved sister’s Minions t-shirts. One of the bears has a removable blue jacket (shown below). In the photo above is a snapshot of the sister who is being honored and remembered by these bears. She’s posing with two “Minions.” She was a huge fan of the Minions from the Despicable Me films.

Memory Bear: Minions Bear, Personalized Teddy Bear made from Minions T-Shirt. Memory Bear made in honor of a sister who passed away. She was a fan of Minions. Memory Bear: Minions Bear, Personalized Teddy Bear made from Minions T-Shirt. Memory Bear made in honor of a sister who passed away. She was a fan of Minions.

Keepsakes: Custom Pillow & Matching Bear

Custom Pillow and matching Memory Bear -- made from old furs.

Recently we also made a custom pillow and bear (pictured immediately above) for another customer. At ReMinkie, we love to transform your old clothing and old furs into custom pillows, custom throws, personalized teddy bears, and much more. We create the highest-quality custom keepsakes to last a lifetime.

Customer Photos of Memory Bears

Our wonderful customers often send us pictures of the memory bears we have made for them.

Memory Bear with Monogramming

Nancy Wade LeCain sent us the photo (above) of a ReMinkie fur bear. We created this memory bear from her mother’s mink stole. We added a red bow and a monogrammed bib. Here is what Nancy wrote to us:

I had one bear made from my mom’s mink stole and another from my dad’s ties. They are treasured heirlooms; perfect way to hold the memories.

Memory Bear. Sitting on Sofa. Red Bow. Fur Bear. Personalized Teddy Bear.

Jean Popp Pachulski sent us the photo (immediately above) of a ‎ReMinkie fur bear. We designed this memory bear from her mother’s fur stole. We added a big, beautiful red bow. Here is what Jean wrote to us:

This is my bear made with my mom’s fur stole. It is one of my most treasured possessions. She is almost twenty years old. I look forward to making a couple of more for my grandchildren. Thank you Rita

Memory Bear – Made from Wedding Gown

Memory Bears - made from Wedding Gown. Memory Bear pictured with cute baby. Wedding bear. Personalized Teddy Bear.

Pictured above is a memory bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie. This personalized teddy bear was made from a grandmother’s wedding gown and given to her adorable granddaughter. The bear and baby are pictured together. The bear includes a beautiful bow and details from the wedding dress sewn on the chest, sleeves, and legs. Like all our memory bears, this bear is child-safe and fully-jointed with movable limbs. Here is the message we received from our happy customer:

Dearest Rita, This is our sweet granddaughter Lia, with the beautiful ReMinkie bear you had made from my wedding gown. Aren’t they just the sweetest things? Thanks so much. I think of you often, and hope all is well with you and your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Paula Diaco