Ohana Bears by Bo Bergemann® are unique original colorful characters straight out of Bo Bergemann’s imagination. It all began with our hero Rainbow B’air (whose origin story you can read here!) written in 2016. Then the Ohana Bears emerged as his followers eager to join him in his mission to prove to the world it is more blessed to give than to receive. Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family and Bears exist all over the world until recently . . . except in Hawaii. Bears are, or were at some point in time, actually found literally almost everywhere else in the world except Hawaii. Just like so many people who live elsewhere but have hearts that will always belong, at least in part, to Hawaii. Teddy Bears are a universal symbol of comfort and connection. Ohana means family in Hawaiian and so much more! It is a word for a unique concept that embodies loving connection between people whether or not they are blood related. Ohana Bears are an imaginative colorful personification of connection with both Hawaii and Family. Learn more at OhanaBears.com.
Below are some of the initial characters in this brand new collectible character line up which are being produced as collectible plush as well as imprinted on clothing, bags, lifestyle accessories and decor to help inspire and connect us all to our beloved Hawaii and one another. Ohana Bears like Mahalo Bear™ and Ku’uipo Bear™ are on a mission to grow and strengthen family by bringing aloha and some facet of it’s beautiful message with them wherever they go. Ohana Bears™ like Braddah Bear™, Keiki Bear™ and Tutu Bear™ are the personification of those whose hearts are forever connected to Hawaii including residents and those who consider Hawaii their home although they live elsewhere as well as those whose hearts will forever be connected to Hawaii.
This has been a project in the works since late January of 2016! A lot of hard work is going into every exacting detail as is always the case with anything Bo creates! Bo began working with a factory in early 2017 and was seen initially publicly promoting her new line at WonderCon in March of 2018. She will continue with her official soft launch bringing her first manufactured products to market very soon at WonderCon 2019. Anything worthwhile in life takes time and Bo is always in pursuit of excellence. So please BEAR with us (pun intended) as we work on our websites and gain feedback on products at shows to fine tune our offerings. Check out OhanaBears.com and check back often as we endeavor to show and grow our connections with Hawaii and Ohana including you!
The people of Hawaii deserve only the best as do all those the world over whose hearts belong to Hawaii!