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Imagination and play are at the heart of Kake and Bear.

We are an Melbourne based design company who love to bring imagination to life. We create homewares, manchester, jewllery and artistic pieces with particular focus on products for children and the young at heart. All our products are handmade with love.

The company was started by two sisters passionate about creating beautiful art. However, from this simple beginning things took an interesting twist that would change Kake and Bear forever.

We feel every child deserves a childhood. When we discovered the amazing work of the Sisters of St Paul de Chatres in Da Nang, Vietnam, we instantly got involved.

These wonderful Sisters work to support disadvantaged women and children through education, health care and vocational training. They currently run vocational training centres, aged care facilities, an orphanage and a school for children with special needs.

Without the intervention of the Sisters of St Paul de Chatres, these women and children would continue to lead lives of poverty, criminality and often sexual slavery.

Kake and Bear are committed to empowering women through industrious employment and skill developments and are proud to support the Sisters in their endeavour to change the lives of children and women born into punishing circumstance.

When you buy a Kake and Bear product you are not just getting a beautiful handmade gift, you are giving young women the means to be free from abuse and helping them to gain control of their destiny.

Kake and Bear source our linen directly from the Sisters of St Paul de Chatres in Vietnam, so there is no middleman. This allows us to help the Sisters to gain maximum benefit from their endeavours and continue their important work in the community.

Sister and Child

Who are Kake and Bear?


Lucy ‘Kake’  – Director/Smarty Pants

Kake many years ago realised the amazing vessel of talent that is Bear and decided to find a way to bring her special artistic flair to the world. With a background in media and marketing Kake is passionate and determined business mind.


Hannah ‘Bear’  – Head Designer/ Arty Brain

Bear is a classically trained artist with a vast sea of experience in assorted artistic fields.  She enjoys ceramics, painting, drawing, creating her own clothing lines and developing new and exciting ways to inspire people through her art.


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