Henney Bear Story
The Henney Bear name comes from its head international designer Mr Henney. Since debuting in England in 2012, Henney Bear has become renowned for its cheerful designs and distinctive prints. However, behind every great story lies a big challenge. For Henney Bear, it all started on a journey 20 years ago…
Henney, an avid student of historical art went on a trip to Tournai near France in the mid-1990s to study the great artworks in the castles and cathedrals of the region. Whilst there, he was amazed by the town’s 2000-year history and in particular – the splendid array of Tapestry Art which spanned back as far as the 15th and 16th Centuries. This sparked a desire in Henney’s heart to create a new and unique range of fashion by blending Traditional tapestry works with Modern fashion elements.
From that moment on, Henney tirelessly searched through innumerable combinations of different materials and colours in an attempt to find the perfect solution. Unlike printed or painted art, patterns on tapestry art were Hand-Woven with threads of different colours. That is why the procedure for making high-quality traditional tapestry required endless time and hard work – with only about one square meter being produced per month. Finally, after many years of toil, his dream to create the perfect designer handbag by marrying traditional and modern techniques materialised. He discovered a modern way to produce high-quality tapestry while rivalling traditional crafting techniques.