Here's everything you need to know about Jellycat, our favourite range of plush toys. Jellycat was 10 in 2019. Dannell Gibbons, the President of Jellycat says the Brand is "a brand for all ages". It's hard not to find something in the range that you would adore.
What's Jellycat about?
Jellycat say: "Explore all the quirky cuteness from the creators of the softest toys you have ever hugged, cuddled and adored. Established in London in 1999 and launching many new soft toy designs every January and July, there is always something original and quirky yet incredibly soft and sumptuous to find at a Jellycat jamboree! Irresistibly cuddly, sophisticatedly silly, hilariously humorous, a perfect gift for all ages!"
Jellycat have designed in the UK since the beginning and continue to work with designers in London and around the country. The small range they launched with in 1999 was individual and most unusual, announcing ourselves as a soft toy creator with a difference. Since then we have continued to work hard to combine the coolest designs with the most luxurious of fabrics in the process creating thousands of wonderfully innovative soft toys. Check out our design history and have a good giggle of where our imaginations have taken us!
Why is Jellycat called Jellycat?
The company has explained that in 1999 when the brand was established the name was actually invented by a child, who loved cats and jellies and would dream and laugh of the thought of combining the two! Because of the creative designs, the name Jellycat was so perfect and such a great reflection of their soft toys.
Who set up Jellycat? Who Owns Jellycat?
Brothers Tom and Will Gatacre, Co-founder and Manager Director of Jellycat. It is a privately owned company.
Where is Jellycat based?
Jellycat Ltd Westworks Building, 195 Wood Ln, London W12 7FQ but they also have an office in Minnesota.
Jellycat's network of stockists has grown considerably since the beginning. Not long after establishing themselves in the UK, Jellycat Inc was set up in Minneapolis in 2001. In the following years they have been privileged to supply some of the finest retail shops, department stores and boutiques throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and even as far as Australia.
What is so good about Jellycat?
They are special stuffed animals that are super soft and come in unique, vibrant colors and a variety of different animals! They have everything from Jellycat Bunnies to Jellycat Avocados and there are Books, Bags (Huggadies) and Plates to match your favourite one.
What age is Jellycat suitable for?
MostJellycat toys are suitable from birth, meaning they can be the perfect gift for a newborn that wants to find their first playmate. Available in small sizes, perfect to be by their side at bedtime, be sure to browse through our range today. All our toys are tested to the European Safety Standard (EN71 parts 1, 2 & 3), and the US Safety Standard (ASTM) for items sold within the USA. Otherwise Jellycat is suitable from 0-100+ years!
Why do Jellycat retire their designs?
To make room for lots of new creations, each season some Jellycat soft toys are retired from the collection. You are able to look up retired designs on the jellycat.com site. Meet old friends, no longer available to buy but we couldn't quite bring ourselves to say goodbye. Find your favourites! Make sure you purchased yours before they go out of stock.