The Sunday Muster is a roundup of creative people; artists, crafts persons, and designers, in a boutique artisan market held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the grounds of Mortels Sheepskin Factory Thornton.
Mortels have a tradition of handcrafted Australian made products and have opened their Thornton premise and grounds for likeminded people, emerging small business, to showcase their skills and wares and to join Mortels in creating a varied and enjoyable experience drawing visitors from far and wide.
With the ease of substantial off street parking, Mortels Thornton is highly accessible. Located at just off the New England Highway, Pacific Highway and M1, The Sunday Muster artisan markets is the ideal day out with all that is on offer, including a good variety of high quality locally made products and live music. The Sunday Muster culture is upbeat and fun, with variety and surprise.
Stall numbers are limited in a market big enough for great atmosphere but small enough to attract the most discerning buyer. Mortels are selective to uphold Mortels high quality standards. If you wish to join The Sunday Muster as a stallholder, please email your stall details to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NB. No markets will be held January & February 2017. The first market for 2017 will be 19th March. Visit our Facebook page for more dates.
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)