Independent retailer Teddy Bearskins shows no signs of wear and tear

THE FABRICATOR: Deb Semple established Teddy Bearskins Inc. after she started sewing outfits for her twins. The independent retailer has been in business for nearly 40 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
THE FABRICATOR: Deb Semple established Teddy Bearskins Inc. after she started sewing outfits for her twins. The independent retailer has been in business for nearly 40 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
When Deb Semple created Teddy Bearskins Inc. in 1983, her first store in the North Kingstown village of Wickford sold handmade clothes. The tiny space, stocked with children’s outfits made by Semple and a small circle of friends and neighbors, was only open while preschool was in session so that Semple could focus on her…

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