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.