About us

We started our story in 1987 when our founder, Amanda Murphy MBE, secured an order of 10,000 footsie rollers from The Body Shop. At this point, we had 5 wood craftsmen working from their homes to complete this order. Today, we have over 411 employees on 2 campuses and around 60 more that are employed through the trust activities. 

The Teddy Trust was started in 1991, to reinvest a large portion of the profit generated through the business, into our community and its development. We currently run 3 schools (Primary, Secondary, and a Special Needs School), The Dobby's Trust (Physiotherapy centre), HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, Drugs & Alcohol Abuse training, and animal welfare camps in our surrounding communities. For up-to-date progress and new trust initiatives, please follow our Instagram and Facebook pages. 

Our Story

Our People

As The Body Shop's first Community Fair trade Partner, we are very proud to be an original example of the 'Trade, not Aid' philosophy that drives sustainable businesses today. 

To learn more about The Body Shop's CFT programme, click here. 

UK Fashion and Beauty blogger, Josie LDN aka The Fashion Mumblr, reflects on her visit to Teddy Exports for our 30th anniversary celebration.

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