About Me

My name is Donna Hager of Hager Bears. 
I live in the small country town of La Porte, Indiana with my wonderful husband, two children and a WeeChon named Puff. 
 Since I was a child I have always had a passion for teddy bears.  To me they are a symbol of unconditional love and acceptance. 
As a bear collector, I attended a bear show and in addition to adopting a bear, I bought a piece of mohair too.  The first bear that I designed and sewed from that mohair, I named Amanda after my then 1 year old daughter. 
This bear won a Golden Teddy Award and with that achievement came the confidence to pursue my dream of my home based business, Hager Bears. 
In the past 20 years I have adopted numerous teddies to collecters across the United States and around the world.
 My creations have been featured in Teddy Bear Review and Teddy Bear and Friends, Bears and Buds online magazine, Bear Pile as well as my website.
 
It is my hope that my creations bring a smile to your face every time you see them displayed in your home.