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.

Pricing & Sizing Shipping & Delivery


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.

Memory Bears as Christmas Gifts

Memory Bears as Christmas Gifts. Four brown fur memory bears made as holiday gifts for grandchildren.

The holiday season will soon be upon us. Already we have customers shopping for the holidays. Pictured above are four adorable memory bears. We recently made these memory bears from old furs. They will be given as Christmas gifts to several beloved grandchildren. Beautiful red bows give the furry teddy bears the perfect Christmas accent.

If you have old red furs or fabrics, send them to ReMinkie to make Christmas gifts for your loved ones. We can make personalized teddy bears, custom pillows, custom blankets and throws, keepsake quilts, and more. Custom keepsakes — made from sentimental materials — make the most personal and meaningful gifts. Below are more memory bears made as holiday gifts in the past few years.

Photos of Memory Bears as Christmas Gifts

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, we can make keepsakes for you and your loved ones. Add joy to your holidays with creative and custom keepsakes. Why give generic store-bought gifts when you can give a keepsake to last a lifetime? Feel free to call Rita to discuss ordering holiday and Christmas gifts.

Memory Bears for Christmas Gifts

Memory Bears as Christmas Gifts


Mittens Made From a Mother’s Fur Coat

Recently, as a gift from a brother to a sister, we received a request to make mittens from a beloved mother’s old fur coat. In our customer’s own words:

Rita, the mittens are for my sister. I think the light mink would be nice since that is from my mother’s coat. Thanks, Father Alan

At ReMinkie, we love new and exciting challenges! So we were absolutely delighted to make mittens from the fur of an old mink coat. Ultimately, we are even more delighted that our customer is pleased with the result. In his own words, he writes:

Rita, the mittens are so beautiful. My sister loved them, not only because of their quality, but because they are from my mother’s coat. I will send a picture when it is cold and and the snow is deep. Thank you for your good work. It is a blessing for us. ~ Father Alan

If you have any special requests, please let us know. We love to transform fur coats or old clothing into custom keepsakes. We make scarves, hats, pillows, blankets, throws, quilts, memory bears, and more.

Mittens – Front and Back Photos

Below are front and back photos of the fur mittens. What a wonderful way to repurpose a loved one’s old coat! These will keep the daughter warm in winter, and remind her of her dear mother every time she puts them on.

Mittens. Fur mittens made from a mother's old fur coat.

Mittens. Fur mittens made from a mother's old fur coat. Pictured is the front of the mittens.

If you have old furs hanging in closets, don’t let them go to waste. Give the gift of a keepsake to yourself and your loved ones. If you’ve got an usual request, don’t hesitate to ask! We welcome the invitation to create a cherished keepsake for you. We have even made horse decor from equestrians old horse blankets. We’ve been in this business for over twenty years, and we love that we never know what we might make next.

Custom Decor: Custom Pillows, Custom Blankets, Keepsake Quilts

Looking for custom decor? At ReMinkie, we make much more than Memory Bears! We also design personalized home decor. Our custom decor includes:

Pictured below are a pair of fur pillows. Each was designed by recycling clothes. In this case: a woman’s old fox fur coat. We transformed her fur coat into soft and useful pillows. She no longer has an old fur coat wasting away in her closet. Instead, she has added sentimental and beautiful embellishments to her home decor.

Custom Decor: Custom Pillows Made from Recycling Clothes. Fur Pillows.

Custom Decor: Fur pillows created from a woman’s old fox fur coat

Custom Decor: Custom Pillows, Keepsake Quilts, Custom Blankets

We can create decor from any material you desire. Check out the following link for more details and examples of pillows: custom pillows.

  • Fur Pillows
  • Fabric Pillows
  • Necktie Pillows
  • Keepsake Quilt Pillows
  • Any Material You Choose!

Add joy and sentimentality to your home with custom decor! Why buy generic decor when you can have pillows, throws and keepsake quilts designed especially for you. At ReMinkie, we create home decor with expert care and exquisite details. We have over 20 years experience in custom decor.

Memory Bear & Holiday Bear

When choosing materials to send us for a memory bear, you can create a holiday bear and memory bear at the same time. For example, the memory bear (pictured below) is a holiday bear too. Our customer sent us clothing in shades of red, white and blue. As a result, the memory bear features USA patriotic colors. It’s perfect for Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, or any day of the year. Not only do you have a keepsake but a holiday gift to give to a loved one.

Holiday Bear & Memory Bear – Holiday Gift Ideas

Memory Bear & Holiday Bear - Holiday Gift Ideas. Patriotic Teddy Bear.

As Summer turns into Autumn, the holidays will be quickly upon us. Soon you’ll be looking for holiday gift ideas. Prepare early by ordering a memory bear. Give memory bears as holiday gifts. Each one is a unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade bear — designed especially for you and your loved ones. Since each bear is made from materials you send (clothing, blankets, coats, furs, neckties, etc.), your memory bear is full of sentiment and meaning.

Memory Bears – Personalized with Jewelry

At ReMinkie Memory Bears, we transform your sentimental fabrics and furs into the highest quality memory bears with movable joints and durable lining. Our memory bears are designed to last a lifetime.

We also offer unique personalization for your bears. We want your keepsake to be extra special and meaningful to you and your loved ones. Customization may include monograms, ribbons and ties that match your home decor, buttons, bear clothing, and more.

Memory Bears – Personalized with Jewelry

Pictured below is a memory bear created in honor of a beloved mother. The memory bear is adorned with the mother’s jewelry for unique and special personalization. Please click on the image to enlarge.

Memory Bear - Personalized with Jewelry

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.