Rory the Bear was hand-knitted by the knitters of Aran Woollen Mills of Wesport, County Mayo, Ireland and we’re talking the entire bear, not just the jumper. And Rory was hand-knitted from merino (no itch) wool. We have five new hand-knitted items from Aran of which Rory is one. These are all heirlooms for your child. Soft and cuddly, Rory is. We are excited about these. We only have three each. We will accept back orders but keep in mind it will take a little time to get them. The Irish are more about quality than speed.