The Basic Brown Bear Factory is located in the Old Cannery building in San Francisco, California. Tours are provided her for guests to learn the history of the teddy bear and watch a bear being made from the design process to the sewing ladies. Visitors will choose their bear, be able to stuff it and watch it be stitched and fluffed up.
Tours of the factory take between 30-60 minutes and the factory is open from 10am to 5pm daily. The factory was the first 'Stuff Your Own' bear factory is the United States, opening in 1976.
There are hundreds of different types of bears available to be stuffed and dressed in one of the many different outfits available. They now include Holiday Bears which come with a Bear Box Outfit, Ribbons and a card. Clothing available for the bears include pajamas, hats, dresses, scarves and shoes in many different styles.
Visitors are able to purchase a Gift Certificate for family or friends so that they create their own bear. Visitors are able to sit and enjoy a beverage in the Teddy Bear Picnic Room, which also hosts many Teddy Bear Tea Parties throughout the year.