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As of autumn 2015, the traditional German companies Steiff and Rimowa present, for the first time, as part of a joint initiative an exclusive special collection of Steiff Rimowa suitcases for both young and old globetrotters. A walking Steiff teddy bear as well as the trademark “Steiff button in ear“ adorn the characteristic silver aluminium shell of the suitcase model RIMOWA Classic Flight. Additionally a small, grey alpaca Steiff teddy bear hangs from the handle as a loyal travel companion. This way the piece of luggage stands out even from a distance. Things get really fluffy inside: the suitcase is lined with the same grey alpaca as the teddy bear, a material, which is characteristic of Steiff.
It was only a matter of time before these two German companies would join up for a collaboration. The tag “Made in Germany“ is printed on the products of the Cologne based suitcase manufacturer RIMOWA just as on those by the toy company from Giengen on the Brenz. Not only were both companies founded in the 19th century, they also have a lot in common concerning their craftsmanship: The fluffy Steiff teddy bears are made from the finest, premium mohair and labelled with the renown “button in ear“. The best materials are also used for the suitcases with the structured surface. They are mainly made by hand, and undergo a number of tests to ensure that they are of the highest possible quality.
The suitcase comes in the practical cabin size 52. 1050 of the limited edition suitcases will be available in RIMOWA stores worldwide. Additional 250 will be obtainable in Steiff shops and in the Steiff Museum. The suitcase will be sold as of October 2015.


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