FLATOUTbears is about us – Sarah and Prue, two sisters from Sydney, Australia. We started our business in 2001 because we had grown up with our sheepskin bears and decided to create a brand of our very own. So that means you would call us a family owned and run business. We are very proud of that!
How did we start? Well, retail is in our blood, starting as babies in our Dad’s antique shop, then in our Mum’s homewares shop in Sydney. We feel we learnt about running a small business through just being there, through osmosis, so it seemed only natural that one day we would start our own small business together.
We first started selling our FLATOUTbears over the internet (when the internet was all new and exciting – hard to believe!!) and this then developed into supplying local stores in Sydney to stores all over Australia and now all over the world. Our little bears travel to the USA, UK, China, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, New Zealand just to name a few. So not only are our FLATOUTbears loved in Australia they are also being loved and cuddled all over the world.