Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg Where Cuddly Is Made: Inside the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Vermont Teddy Bear in Shelburne was started in 1981 and hand-makes more than 150,000 bears annually for its gift delivery service. No two are exactly alike. Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg By Kenneth Hughes @kntau More stories by Kenneth Hughes December 4, 2015, 7:00 AM EST The factory accepts visitors for tours seven days a week. The Teddy Bears’ fur is flame-resistant and machine-washable. Brown and blue eyes wait to give “sight” to a new bear. The bears are designed in the classic style of the original Teddy Roosevelt bear. Workers hand-stuff bears during production. A factory employee weighs bears to make sure they have the same amount of stuffing inside. A worker trims Teddy Bear fur. A completed bear is all dressed up and ready for shipping. The company employs about 170 year-round workers. Bears ready for the final stitch. A bear’s fur gets combed before shipping. A worker stitches some fur. The Teddy Bears are hypoallergenic. A worker packs teddy bears for shipping. The eyes, joints, noses, and paw pads are made in the U.S. Every Vermont Teddy Bear is guaranteed for life.