In 2005, Douglas Davidson founded The Brown Buffalo as a design and consulting firm focused on trend forecasting, innovation, product design, and product development. Over the past 12 years, we’ve specialized in providing a unique perspective in the accessories category to some of the world’s leading brands, including Nike, Adidas, Head Porter, Burton, Bellroy, The North Face, and many more. Following Douglas’ own passion for product, he concentrated the firm’s energies on becoming the best backpack and travel good design firm in the marketplace, and had the opportunity to work closely with leading apparel and footwear designers on projects around the globe.
One year ago, The Brown Buffalo launched an in-house brand with one goal: produce a high-quality, accessible brand of American made bags and packs. Wanting to focus on product craftsmanship rather than mass production in Asia, we opened a small manufacturing facility and retail store in Costa Mesa, CA and began with a small group sewing all of our own product. The result has been outstanding, and while we continue to collaborate with top global brands on product design and development, our own brand is gaining traction with people who want purpose built product with a proven attention to quality and detail.