Searching for Information– Teddy Bears Made in Carleton Place?






Last night Rob Probert was mentioning a real curiosity to myself and Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum curator Jennifer Fenwick Irwin. Did you know there used to be a Teddy Bear Company located in Carleton Place? Apparently it was run by a German lady?

Does anyone know anything about it? Please leave a comment or send me an email at:


Thank you!

Laurie Graham found this..

The Collie family owned and operated the Woollen Mills for fifty years from 1937 until 1987. In 1947 the Collie family created Collie Woollen Mills Limited. …. fleece for baby blankets and produced material for house coats, teddy bears, etc.

Santa Tuque and Teddy Bear made using Pile produced at the Collie Woollen Mills in the 80s from the North Lanark regional Museum



Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News



About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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