Taking their name from the Japanese words for bear cub and water well, Kumanokoido bears are the charitable endeavor of artist Junichi Nakane.
Kumanokoido bears are constructed using vintage fabrics and materials. The bears are hand crafted, which ensures that each one is an entirely unique design. The current collection being offered has been created using deadstock, classic jackets from Nike and Adidas.
Proceeds from each bear sold are contributed towards the construction of new wells in West Africa, where reliable access to fresh water is limited.