Don’t Feed The Bears

Don’t Feed The Bears are on a mission to give every tee and sweater wearer in the world a ‘bear chest’. Beginning this quest from their flagship Sheffield store in the Forum gallery, Don’t Feed The Bears design and print all their quirky clothing themselves in limited runs to keep everything unique and individual.

Don’t Feed The Bears is designed and run by couple Lucy Spencer and Tom Young; Tom is a master of all things print whilst Lucy is a fine art and textiles graduate from Sheffield Hallam, and together they’ve been designing and making awesome fashion since 2009. Their designs include elements or English tradition, with monocles and moustaches, as well as pirate eye-patches and (you guessed it) a good helping of bears, which they describe as a “Sherlock Holmes meets Long John Silver approach”. Grrr!

As well as their trademark sweaters and tees (in designs for both the discerning gentleman and lady), the pair also sell a range of customised garments and accessories, including headbands, purses and other clothing.

If you like their stuff, check out their website, find them on the ASOS Marketplace or head on down to see them in store (found in the Forum, Division Street, Sheffield).

– Georgie

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About Georgie Beardmore

I’m Georgie, a Creative Writing masters student at the University of Sheffield. As might be expected from someone who studies creative writing, I love writing (I write a lot -seriously, a lot), and write a variety of fiction and non-fiction things for various online and printed publications. As well as fiction, I most enjoy writing about music, the arts and student living, but I've also written things about living abroad, travel and local projects and events, as well as waffling about whatever takes my fancy on my blog. I am also heavily involved in student radio; I've been part of Forge Radio (the University of Sheffield's student radio station) for nearly four years now, helping run the station over the last two first as Secretary and then as Assistant Station Manager. Every week I present my own weekly specialist folk music show 'What The Folk?' (the show is as pun-filled as its name would suggest), on which I aim to promote new and exciting folk musicians from across the UK, and this year I've also been a part of organising some gigs as part of 'Forge Presents...', Forge Radio's series of live music events. I'm incredibly passionate about both music and the arts, and so am really excited to be part of the Born In Britain campaign and the opportunity to showcase the wealth of talent both Sheffield and the UK has to offer.

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