Mortels Sheepskin Factory have been making sheepskin seat covers since 1978 and are known for their expertise in producing comfortable, durable and luxurious seat covers for all types of vehicles. If you can drive, ride, fly or operate it, and it has a seat, Mortels® can cover it.
Mortels® seat covers are specially designed with you and your vehicle in mind. Our Sheepskins Car Seat Covers offer:-
Excellent Durability - Hard-wearing styles that will last for years and years
Uncompromising Quality - Sheepskins treated by the finest tanning processes coupled with hand-crafted care
Thoughtful Design – Does not interfere with the existing features of your vehicles seats such as deployment of side impact airbags, electric seat movements, adjustable head rests, arm rests, and rear seat split-folds
Safety First - Your seat covers will not interfere with the deployment of side impact airbags, this is assured through our innovative construction
Comfortable Ride - Sheepskin is a natural insulator thus keeps you cool on hot days, and warm on cold days
Fatigue Reducing – Long journeys can be less tiring, your back will thank you
Professional installation – Better fit means minimal movement of seat covers and greater seat and upholstery protection
Low Maintenance – Your seat covers will serve you, not the other way round, and this is achieved through quality materials, tailored designs, and superb fitting
Satisfaction Guarantee - Peace of mind with a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship and 3 years materials warranty on custom made seat covers, 1 year materials warranty on multi fit seat covers
Customer Choice - Custom Made or Multi Fit, many colours, no choice though on quality, only the finest
User Friendly - Easy to remove, and are both machine washable and dry cleanable. How convenient!
Drive in for a quote and have your seat covers fitted whilst you wait.
Prices stated below are starting prices only for standard front bucket seats. There are additional charges (at our discretion) for front sports seats, extra large seats, arm rests, DVD players in the headrests or any known difficult vehicles. Back seat cover prices are more than front seat cover prices and price will depend on the vehicle.
Absolutely no mail orders for back seat covers, vehicles must be booked into our factory at Thornton for the making and fitting of back seat covers.
Contact us here for more information but please supply us with all the details of your vehicle including Make, Model, Badge, Year, and does your vehicle have leather or fabric upholstery, side impact airbags that deploy from the seats, arm rests, or DVD players in the headrests. Lack of your vehicles information supplied to us will delay our response.
The Multi-Fit Seat Cover; designed to fit most standard bucket seats, chose between covers where head rests are covered separately or inclusive, lined for upholstery protection, are airbag compatible and manufactured from 25mm deep wool pile sheepskins with acrylic on sides and back. Priced at $379 a pair and can be purchased online.
The Deluxe Seat Cover, tailored to the contours of your seats including head rests covered separately, airbag compatible if required, fully lined to protect the seats upholstery and boasts 25mm deep wool pile with acrylic on sides and back of covers. Priced at $695 a pair for standard front bucket seats. Made to order.
The Ultimate Seat Cover boasts 25mm deep wool pile front, sides and back, no acrylic anywhere. Tailored to the contours of the seats, including head rests covered separately, it is lined to protect the upholstery, and are made to be airbag compatible if required. To ensure a perfect fit, we require the car at our premises for pattern, making and fitting, booking required, sorry no mail orders. Priced at $1195 a pair for standard front bucket seats.
Our Motorbike Seat Cover is tailor made to suit any motorcycle, manufactured from first-grade 25mm deep wool pile sheepskins. They are easy to remove and are machine washable, excellent for long journeys with added comfort and help reduce fatigue. To ensure a perfect fit, we require the seat at our premises in Thornton for pattern, making and fitting, sorry no mail orders. Priced from $289.
For orders within Australia:
Items that are in stock are sent via Australia Post or Fastway Couriers (our choice), registered and insured, within 3 working days of receipt of order and payment. Out of stock items will be made and posted within 21 days. We will notify you within 3 days of receipt of order and payment if out of stock and for your instructions. A full refund will be issued if we cannot post an item within 21 days.
For international orders:
Items that are in stock are sent by Air Mail, are registered and insured, via Australia Post within 5 working days of receipt of order and payment. Out of stock items will be made and sent within 21 days.Time must be allowed for order to reach selected destination, this may vary from country to country. A full refund will be issued if we cannot post an item within 21 days.
Customers are responsible for any duties and taxes that may be incurred when the order arrives in their country.
UK customers please note: if you have not received your order within 3 weeks from us sending, please check with your local postal service before contacting us. If your customs duties and taxes have not been paid you will not receive your package. Your postal service will only notify you once of them holding the package so if you miss that notification your order will not be delivered until you make contact with them. We are unable to help in this situation if you have not received your order.
NB. Ugg boots delivered to an Australian address with be labelled with our "Mortels UGG" brand. Ugg boots for postage address outside Australia will be labelled "Mortels" only. This is because UGG is generic in Australia and a trade mark outside Australia.
Returned item must be post marked within 14 days from initial receipt of item.
We are happy to exchange size, colour or style on the basis that the returned item is in original new condition accompanied with proof of purchase, all packaging and tags. Please contact us before returning items to ensure we have what you require. Additional cost may apply if changing to a different style or size. Return postage is at your cost.
Should you need to exchange your order, within 14 days of receiving it, please follow the directions given once you have contacted us. All items returned to us must be in original new condition.
Sorry, we will not exchange items or footwear that shows signs of wear, stretching, marks or soils.
We stand by our products and offer a total quality guarantee. Our products will be free from any material defects or faulty workmanship however if a defect manages to slip thru undetected prior to sale, this defect will become apparent within 90 days and you will receive 100% of the purchase price by either an exchange or refund. Wear and tear is not covered by guarantee.
Warranty on seat covers extends beyond 90 days and details of warrantly are available on our seat cover category page.
Variations in colour and texture in sheepskins or its wool should not be regarded as a fault. These are unique traits of a natural product.
Should you experience a problem with your order within 90 days of purchase and need to return your order, please follow the directions given once you have contacted us. Please note that if returned item is found not to be defective in either manufacturing or materials but rather have symptoms of wear, then you will be required to pay for return of product to yourself.
Some wear and tear issues not covered by our footwear warranty, regardless of the age of the footwear, include but not limited to: toe blow-outs (holes in the toe area), forced tears and mouldy/rotten footwear.
NB. Warranty becomes void (regardless of the age of the item) if item is not worn or kept in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations as per our care and cleaning information.
Different computer screens will display colours in the photos differently. As such, displayed colours should be used only as a guide and expect some slight differences when receiving your product.
Whilst we endeavour to maintain our website so that it is always current, we reserve the right to make changes to our website without notice. If any of our website changes affect your pending order, we will not process that order, without first contacting you for instructions.
The terms and conditions of sales are governed by the Laws of the State of NSW and the understanding that all information on this website has been accepted.
Seat Covers Care And Cleaning Of Your Sheepskins
Sheepskin rugs, underlays and car seat covers will greatly benefit with regular maintenance by:
Brushing; using a pet brush or comb, this will restore the wool pile where otherwise flattened and bring dust and foreign matters between fibres to the surface,
Vacuuming; will help also to restore wool pile and collect dust and foreign matters after brushing,
Airing; open windows, or place sheepskins in a breezy room, over an airing rack or over two chairs, this will help keep sheepskins fresh.
Spot Clean; lightly soiled areas can be sponged off using clean warm water (and diluted "Woolskin Sheepskin Shampoo" for heavier soils), towelled dried and brushed whilst damp and again when fully dry.
Washing Sheepskin - Important Points to Note
The leather side of the sheepskin is easily damaged by incorrect washing. The main points to note are:
Only use Woolskin Sheepskin Shampoo which cleans fibres and conditions the hide. Never use products containing enzymes, phosphates, peroxide, alkali or bleach, as these can cause irreversible damage to both the fleece and leather. Most wool wash contains water softening properties, mostly phosphates, which removes the metals from the water. Phosphates will therefore remove the tanning chemicals from the leather of the sheepskin resulting in permanent damage to the sheepskin. Only products which specify that they are suitable for sheepskin should be used.
Only wash in cold or lukewarm water (up to 40°C/104°F).
Gently stretch rugs to shape whilst still damp.
Dry flat over two chairs or an airing rack and away from direct sunlight and any other direct heat source as heat will cause often irreparable damage.
Car Seat Covers
Washing - Machine wash, one seat cover at a time, on "wool" or "gentle" cycle in lukewarm water (max 40°C/104°F). Use only Woolskin Sheepskin Shampoo or another detergent which specifies that it is suitable for sheepskin. Do not use a wool wash or any other detergent. Spin excess water out. Do not bleach or leave soaking.
Drying - Lay flat over drying/airing rack or over two chairs in an outside position away from direct sunlight. Stretch to shape while damp, and whilst still damp give the rug a good shake and brush to restore wool pile. Do not iron.
Brushing - Brushing when both wet and again when rug is fully dry helps to maintain the wool pile. Use a pet brush, stiff bristled brush or comb and brush in all directions.
NB : Sheepskin seat covers will often be sheepskin at the front of the seats with acrylic or wool blended fabric for down the back of the seats. It is very important not to brush the acrylic or wool blend as the brushing action could tear the fabric. If uncertain which material is acrylic/wool blend, look at the underside of the fabric and if the fabric is not leather or is woven then that is the fabric not to brush.
Mortels® are one of the founding members of the Australian Sheepskin Association; formed in 2004 when American company Deckers Outdoor Corporation (owner of UGG Australia brand) threatened many Australian manufacturers of ugg boots with legal action if they did not cease calling their sheepskin boots by their common name "ugg boots".
Today the Australian Sheepskin Association exists to promote, serve and protect the Australian ugg boot industry, its product and workforce.
Click here for more information on the Ugg Boot War
Australian Made and Owned
Mortels® are proud to be a licensee of the Australian Made Campaign. Mortels® have been owned by Australians, employing Australians and manufacturing in Australia since 1958.
Mortels® are proud innovators of ecologically friendly tanning methods. Mortels® EnviroTan® method uses advanced environmentally friendly tanning processes, solutions and agents which delivers sheepskins that are free from harming chemicals thus safe materials for Mortels® staff to work with, safe products for Mortels® customers to enjoy and also a safe process and product for the environment. Now that's peace of mind!
All Mortels® car seat covers have been developed and are made so that in the event of a car accident, are specially designed seat covers will allow the side impact airbags to deploy.
Click here to view our video of airbag deployment through our sheepskin car seat covers.
Hunter Business Chamber Awards
2013 Winner, Excellence in Small Business
2013 Finalist, Excellence in Customer Service
Hunter Manufacturing Awards
2013 Winner, Excellence in Marketing
2013 Winner, Board Award
Hunter Region BEC Awards
2013 Winner, Excellence in Retail
2013 Winner, Business Woman of the Year (Stephanie Mortel - owner Mortels Sheepskin Factory)