Smiling Bear has been created by Guy Paterson, who has a long history in the art and design industry. His inspiration for Smiling Bear comes from the laid back, feel-good Australian lifestyle. The brand embraces a fun, positive outlook on life and has the infectious message of SMILE MORE at its core. The designs are full of personality combining cute, catchy slogans with striking graphic imagery. Smiling Bear is actually a koala. “There is something memorable about the common confusion that koalas are not bears,” says Guy. “I wanted to play on that in the character name."
Australian Koala Foundation Partnership
Smiling Bear is proud to be an official sponsor of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF).
Smiling Bear has created a fashion forward range of co-branded Smiling Bear and AKF designs using fun slogans. 100% profit from the online sales of this co-branded merchandise, plus a further 1% of all Smiling Bear company profits will go to the Foundation. Deborah Tabart OAM, CEO of the AFK, says “We are delighted to have Smiling Bear as one of our sponsors and think they will be a great ambassador for our cause”.
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The AKF Team.