Memory Bears & Custom Keepsakes by Rita Glosser

Memory Bear and Custom PillowWhy choose ReMinkie?

  • Highest quality memory bears on the market today (fully jointed arms and legs, fully lined, durable to last a lifetime)
  • 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

Memory Bears – Examples of Our Personalized Teddy Bears

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

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Memory Bears – High Quality Personalized Teddy Bears

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

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 memory 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 Memory 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.

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

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 Memory Bears 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.

Personalized Teddy Bear / Memory Bear with Golf Bag

Personalized Teddy Bear / Memory Bear with Golf Bag

We love to make memory bears and teddy bears with special personalization for you and your loved ones. Pictured above is one of our fur bears — with its very own golf bag! Personalized teddy bears are superb gifts for any milestone — weddings, graduations, retirement, memorials, and more. We make only the highest quality memory bears — so you can hold onto your memories for a lifetime. Our personalized bears make great keepsakes and heirlooms to pass from one generation to another.

Memory Bears from Mink Coat, Quilts & Old CLothing

Here are several memory bears we have created from customer’s clothing as well as the old clothing of their loved ones. We can transform any clothing, furs, fabric, neckties, etc. into a custom keepsake to be treasured for a lifetime.

Memory Bear from Old Quilts

Memory Bears: Memory Bear made from Keepsake Quilt

“There are so many memories in this ReMinkie Memory Bear made from old quilts. We love having it in our bedroom.”

Memory Bear from Dress & Coat

Beautiful Memory Bear

“In this memory bear, Rita combined Mom’s silk dress and bed jacket with a little scarf of her mink. She created a very special memory of our Mom.”

Memory Bears from Mink Coat with Personalized Buttons

Memory Bears by ReMinkie

“We love our memory bears made from Mom’s mink coat.
The buttons are especially meaningful. Thank you, Rita!”

Fur Memory Bear with Monogramming & Personalization

Customer with Her Monogrammed Memory Bear

Fur Memory Bear with Monogramming and Personalization. Personalized Teddy Bear.

We love to make personalized teddy bears from your furs, fabrics or neckties! We recently made a fur memory bear with monogramming on the paw (pictured above). We’ve sewn personalized initials on the paw and added a beautiful red bow. We make the highest quality memory bears to last a lifetime. We add special details, monogramming and personalization for you and your loved ones.

Mink Memory Bear and Custom Pillow

We recently made a mink memory bear and custom pillow (pictured below). The memory bear and pillow were created from a mink coat and lining sent to us by the customer. The coat belonged to her mother who passed away. Now she and her sister each have a beautiful keepsake in memory of her mom. The following photo was sent to us by our happy customer!

Fur Memory Bear and Custom Pillow

I treasure these, made from my mom’s mink coat and lining for me and Julie. ~ Karen Holgersen Mack

Commemorate your loved ones by letting us transform old clothes, coats, etc. into a treasured keepsake!

Memory Bears from Clothing: We’ll Make a Bear for You!

Memory Bears (Corduroy)Life is in the details. And so are memory bears. At ReMinkie, we specialize in the highest quality memory bears from clothing. Each memory bear is a unique work of art — designed especially for you. With over 20 years experience, we offer exquisite details and expert artistry.

Make a Bear: Memory Bears from Clothing You Love!

Memory Bears - Custom Holds Her Memory BearsWe will make a bear for you from the materials of your choice.

Maybe you’d like to turn a favorite sweatshirt into a bear? An old uniform? A college tee? A baby blanket? The choices are endless!

Repurpose and recycle your favorite clothing. Let us make a bear for you that will turn into a treasured keepsake. Our memory bears make unique and personalized gifts, ready to be passed on from one generation to another.

The ReMinkie Memory Bears featured on this page were made from a loved one’s corduroy shirt. For a special touch, we added embroidery on the bear’s foot pads.

Looking for Easter Gifts? Personalized Easter Bunny!

Easter Gifts: Easter Bunny - Memory BearLooking for Easter gifts? A personalized Easter Bunny is perfect!

At ReMinkie, we don’t simply make teddy bears. We also make dogs, cats, and bunny rabbits! Our Easter Bunny stuffed animals can be made from any fabric you choose! This includes sentimental fabrics. Clients often send us old baby blankets, children’s clothes, mothers’ fur coats, fathers’ neckties, and more. We transform these nostalgic materials into Easter Bunnies, Teddy Bears, and more.

Personalized Easter Gifts:
Easter Bunny from Your Repurposed Fabric and Furs

Looking for personalized Easter gifts? Our Easter Bunny “memory bears” can be personalized, embroidered, monogrammed, and more. Our custom-made bunnies are a meaningful way to repurpose and recycle old clothing, coats, quilts, and furs.

So why not make this Easter holiday extra special? Give a beloved child or special adult an Easter Bunny! Made from meaningful fabrics or furs, our bunnies offer substance and sentiment. We also make custom pillows and throws as truly unique Easter gifts for your family and friends.

Bella Casa Recommends ReMinkie Memory Bears!

ReMinike Memory BearsWe’re pleased to announce that ReMinkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes has been recommended by Marla Ottenstein of Bella Casa Magazine. Read an except of the article online — or view the image below.

Downsizing with ReMinkie Memory Bears

In the Bella Casa article, Marla Ottenstein discusses the importance of downsizing and simplifying in our lives. At the same time, downsizing can be a difficult and emotional process for many people.

When it comes to family heirlooms, downsizing and simplifying can be even more daunting. How do we bear to part with a sentimental fur coat, even though no one will ever wear it again? Ms. Ottenstein offers practical solutions — including calling ReMinkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes!

What to Do with Old Fur Coats and Family Heirlooms

When a person dies, family members are often at a loss over what to do with old fur coats and family heirlooms. Even worse, trying to decide who gets what can cause rifts among family members.

At ReMinkie, we have transformed mothers’ old fur coats into a beautiful collection of memory bears. This can be the perfect way for each family member to receive a sentimental and nostalgic piece of their beloved mother’s fur coat. We also create custom pillows and throws from fur coats, fur hats, mink stoles, etc.

When suffering the loss of a loved one, memory bears make a comforting remembrance. Ready to hug and to hold, memory bears can be an excellent way to repurpose and upcycle the belongings of loved ones.


Bella Casa Article Featuring ReMinkie Memory Bears

Atlanta Journal Constitution Recommends ReMinkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes!

On January 25, 2015, ReMinkie Memory Bears was recommended by Sabine Morrow in her section “Where Can I Find It?” for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

In the column, a reader explains that he’s recently received his 90-year-old mother’s Black Diamond mink coat with sable collar. He would like to turn the fur coat into a beautiful throw, but he doesn’t know the best company for this. In response, Sabine Morrow writes:

“Lance, you’re in luck. I found Rita Glosser who runs ReMinkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes, which transforms fur coats or stoles into stuffed bears, blanket or throws. She started the business 21 years ago, after retiring to Florida. Her first project was turning her mother’s fur stole into a teddy bear. Today, ReMinkie also takes those old neckties and turns them into pillows, quilts, and yes, bears. And for horse fanciers, ReMinkie turns that favorite horse blanket into lovely custom pillows. Her price for a throw is $795, and she uses a velvet cotton backing so the throw won’t slip or slide when you place it on a chair or bed…”

We appreciate the recommendation! We always welcome more opportunities to transform old furs, fabrics and neckties into beautiful keepsakes. Thanks to Sabine Morrow and AJC for the referral.

Scan of AJC Column Recommending
ReMinkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes

ReMinkie Featured in AJC Article

Teddy Bear vs Memory Bear: Who Wins?

Who doesn’t love teddy bears? Teddy bears make great baby gifts, gifts for girls, and gifts for boys, too. No matter one’s age or gender, a beautiful teddy bear is sure to win over many hearts. But not all teddy bears are created equal.

At ReMinkie Memory Bears, we design teddy bears with great significance, meaning, and sentimental value. Made from customer’s clothing, furs, fabrics and more, our memory bears are built on real lives and beloved memories. Each teddy bear comes to life with materials from a customer’s own life and/or the life of a loved one.

As a result, a memory bear is not just any old teddy bear. It’s a keepsake; a treasured and timeless gift to last a lifetime. Memory bears beat the teddybear competition because they are truly unique; a gift like no other. While so many teddy bears look alike, difficult to distinguish apart, a memory bear will always stand out as a one-of-a-kind and intimate reminder of a person, event, or milestone in our lives.

Sure, everyone likes a teddy bear, but a memory bear has longer staying power, deeper significance, and an absolutely priceless value.

Memory Bears Instead of Teddy Bears for Kids

Memory Bear and Girl

Recently we designed a special bear for a beautiful girl named Coco. Pictured above, Coco sits with her very own memory bear by ReMinkie. Her ReMinkie bear was created from an old Burberry shirt. Coco’s mother sent us the lovely photo and wrote the following:

“Rita, here is Coco with her memory bear. She absolutely loves it!”

At ReMinkie, we love what we do — creating high quality keepsakes and very happy customers! We have nothing against teddy bears. We have simply witnessed the love, joy, comfort, and solace that only a memory bear offers. If you would like to learn more about ReMinkie memory bears, call Rita Glosser at 800-373-6465.