Schulte® HistoryThe wonderful story of the Teddy Bear started at the beginning of this century.
Everyone knows that Richard Steiff was the creator of the Teddy Bear; but what
would Teddies have looked liked if he had not found the right material for their fur ???
Fortunately, Schulte in Duisburg was already in existence!
In 1901 Reinhard Schulte had opened his own factory, weaving
plush fabrics. Today his company is known throughout the world
as "the Mecca for bear making fabrics". The name Schulte,
Duisburg, has become synonymous with high-quality Mohair
fabrics. Since their early beginns Schulte and Steiff have
remaned in close commercial and privat contact.
Steiff Teddies, which attract the highest prices at sales and
auctions are almost exclusively made from the "Original Schulte
And still today, Steiff Teddies which are made from genuine
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Edinburgh is North America's sole distributor of Schulte® Mohair. Click here to read about Steiff Schulte