Mortels Sheepskin Factory…
About UsMortels Sheepskin Factory is an Australian-owned family business located in the Hunter Region. Frank Mortel (master shoe craftsman) and wife Rita emigrated from the Netherlands in 1956 bringing with them the trade of shoe crafting, a trade that was passed down through the Mortel family for over 150 years. Mortels Shoes commenced in Sydney that year and in 1958 they commenced making ugg boots to add to their range of quality footwear. As such Mortels is one of the oldest, continuously running and most experienced ugg boot manufacturers in the world.Since 1958 the Mortel family has established a name and reputation solidly built on expertise and experience enabling ongoing growth of their brand and loyal customer base. The Mortel family relocated from Sydney to the Maitland area in 1978. From a shed in Lochinvar, the family continued developing their range of sheepskin products and growing their brand.In 1992, Tony Mortel and wife Stephanie took over the reins of the business. Tony and Stephanie have built upon the brand, expanding into the greater Hunter Region as well as national and international by capitalizing on the strength of quality, experience and expertise. Today, Mortels manufacturing base is located at Thornton, and they retail their locally manufactured product from showrooms in both Thornton and Warners Bay. Mortels only distribute in Australia through their own retail outlets to preserve their brand and the quality of Australian manufacturing. They also offer a large range of their products through their website, direct sales to local, national and international customers.Today, and since 1958 in Australia, the same skills and dedication are exercised by the Mortel family in the manufacture of an exciting range of premium quality sheepskin products. Mortels Sheepskin Factory has a wide range of quality Australian-made goods, including ugg boots and other footwear, car and motorbike seat covers and other car accessories, bed underlays, medical products, baby products, pet gear, headgear and clothing.With 55 years of experience, Mortels have watched the industry evolve and grow from its humble beginnings, have experienced improvements in the industry – from the quality of raw materials and the way they are treated – to changes in the manufacturing process and the varying demands. Mortels sheepskins are specially selected from Australian grown sheep then tanned to their meticulous standards before being handcrafted into a Mortel product.Enjoy browsing online through our wide range of quality Australian made goods or call into our factory at Thornton and see for yourself our quality products being made!Note
Beware of Synthetics & Imitations The term ‘sheepskin’ is commonly used to describe a whole range of products that often bear no resemblance to real sheepskins other than a fur-like appearance. Mortels only manufacture and retail genuine sheepskin products of the highest standard.
UGG in Australia is a generic term which refers to footwear made of sheepskin.