Yellow Bear UK, Hand-made items by Claire Griffiths

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Handmade, reusable, and upcycled products made with love.


Last updated on Aug 31, 2021

I am on holiday until 7/9/21 all purchases made before this date will be posted shortly afterwards.

Handmade, reusable, and upcycled products made with love.



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Claire Griffiths

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Claire Griffiths


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About YellowBearWares

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On Etsy since 2013

Yellow Bear UK

Hello! I'm Claire, and I run Yellow Bear UK; a sustainable eco-friendly business selling products made with love, by me, in Brighton. My aim is to create beautiful, simple, handmade, reusable or upcycled items that bring a little sparkle of joy.

When I was younger the slogan: ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’ was followed with much enthusiasm in my family, in fact I remember always having random things used for different purposes once reaching their 'end-life'. For instance when my shoes no longer fit they became plant pots in the garden, my mums laddered tights became supports for plants to grow up, any copper pipes my dad came across became frames for his beloved tomatoes to climb up. This ethos of re-using and upcycling inspired me from a young age, whilst at school my design projects included: a sofa-bed frame made of discarded wooden pallets, a clock made from old CD's and a candle holder made of bent forks! These early experiences have meant that this ethos is at the core of Yellow Bear UK. My products and packaging are made from natural, compostable and/or recycled materials and I endeavour to grow and learn with the business about further ways to save our planet.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my products, wholesale enquiries or just for advice on reducing the single-use waste from your lives and please check my Instagram etc for updates on the business and my own eco-friendly and upcycling antics, it's a hard journey but so much easier when you take one tiny step at a time.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please enjoy perusing my shop!

Shop members

  • Claire Griffiths

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a maker, designer, crafter, collaborator, filmmaker, music appreciator, workshop provider, facilitator, image-based practitioner, darkroom operator, stop-frame animator and mother. I love making things out of other things.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 10, 2021
Hi there!
Welcome to my Etsy shop, I hope you like my handmade, upcycled, reusables as much as I do.

If you have any requests for custom items you would like made please don't hesitate to get in touch, I can create new items to your personal size and colour specifications.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I hope you are happy with your item however in line with UK regulations I do offer refunds (minus shipping costs) if the item is returned within 14 days of you receiving it.
If the item is faulty upon your receiving it, this deadline is extended.

If you would like a refund please get in touch and I will be happy to help (I might be able to resolve your issue). If you decide to return your item I suggest using recorded delivery so that you know it arrives here with me. The responsibility of the cost of postage back to me is yours.
Payment must be made in full at the time of purchase. You can pay using a debit or credit card through the direct payment option here on Etsy, or by using Paypal, which is also a secure and safe way to purchase. Click on the Buy Now button and follow the instructions.
I will package and ship your item from the UK within 1-3 working days of your payment clearing. I post using Second Class for UK and standard Airmail for international orders (Royal mail).

My average delivery times are as follows:

Overseas orders can take up to 28 working days, but are usually much quicker (around 8-14 days) Overseas customers please wait until 28 working days have passed before contacting us about any "missing" orders.

UK - You should get delivery in 2/3 days. UK orders are sent 2nd Class. Please wait until 15 working days have passed before contacting us about any "missing" orders.

Please bear in mind that delivery might take a little longer during busy times (e.g. Christmas and other holidays).

The buyer is responsible for any duties and/or customs fees that may be incurred by their destination country.

If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer, I cannot be held responsible. The buyer will therefore be responsible for the cost of re-shipping the package.

Please let me know if you have any alternative address requests (for gifts) and I will send your order to the recipient you choose, otherwise I will post to the address listed in Etsy. I can also include a message if you'd like me to.
Additional policies and FAQs
Under no circumstances is my work to be copied, remade or re-sold without my authority. All original work is copyrighted, any sharing of my images or work is only to be done so with my authorisation and must always be accompanied by a full line of credit including, shop name, shop address, email and my name. Please message me if you would like to discuss this further.

Please follow the care instructions for your item which you will receive with your order.

If you have wholesale enquiries please email me:
claire_e_griffiths [at]