Strong as Steel. Soft as Butter. Big Water Buffalo Hides…the hides that started it all. Established 1981. In the mid 1970’s Teddy and Arthur knew that the footwear industry was moving manufacturing out of the U.S. Their painted reptiles and exotic skins that once reined the fashion world, was shifting…
In 1979 they left for Bangkok in search of inspiration…rather than batiks and other fabrics, they found big, water buffalo hides…they knew. They soon discovered a wide open world in interiors. Luxury leathers for interior designers & architects, with clients who simply wanted the best of the best.
This inspiration became what we know as Shrunken Buffalo. “It is the strongest, boldest leather in the world,” said Teddy when they re-launched the color collection in 1992.
Back in the early 80’s, as the company now geared for interiors, got underway with the “beast of burden” buffalos…did you know that Carlos Falchi made a buffalo bag out of our leathers? Now that screams luxurious!
The GREAT BUFFALO hide – Water Buffalo – this giant breed used to be found in the orient, but they have re-invented it, its distinctive grain on big, soft cowhides. They average 55-60 square feet.
They remain soft and supple. Still strong, stronger. Long wearing, heirloom quality. Edelman brings six brand new colors.
Greenguard certified and powered by crypton these new friendly beasts are perfect for all environments; contract, aviation, residential, hospitality and more. High traffic areas – no problem.
Now go get some champagne, scrunch up with a hide of Water Buffalo and say – cheers to thirty years!