Brands and Affiliates
Brands and Affiliates
In our stores we stock a number of brands of sheepskin footwear.
These brands include;
- Our own, "Mortels", being the majority of our footwear sold in our stores, 100% Australian Sheepskin and 100% Australian made (meaning we take our whole Australian sheepskins and cut and sew into footwear, we don't sew pre-cut imported components), approximately 35,000 pairs a year.
Please note, prior to 2017 and over the years, up to 3 styles (or 5,000 pairs in addition to our 35,000 pairs) were Made in China and branded "Mortels" and tagged Made in China. Since 2017, no Mortels branded UGG boots are made in China.
- Our own, "Shearers Way", designed and Quality Control by us - made in China from 100% Australian Sheepskin, true story because we supply the factories with our sheepskins which we source directly from Australian abattoirs.
- Emu Australia is an Australian lifestyle brand that designs, produces and markets footwear and accessories. The brand is best known for their sheepskin and merino wool products. Their footwear we stock are fashion styles and made in China.
- Yellow Earth is a smaller Australian brand that manufactures the finest quality sheepskin boots, rugs and jackets. Their footwear range that we stock are more rugged styles than our own and are made in China.
Bondi UGG is a brand that was manufactured in Melbourne for the past 30 years and the factory closed early this year due to the owner's health issues. The owners asked if we could take the remaining of their stock which we were happy to do so. The stock however is very limited, once sold ... that's it, no more. The price for these Australian made UGG boots is just to good to pass up and the quality is great so we are happy to sell this brand alongside our own.
Why do we stock other brands? CHOICE! VARIETY!
Mortels® are proud innovators of low impacting tanning methods. Mortels® ChemSafe™ method uses advanced environmentally friendly and health conscious tanning processes which delivers sheepskins that are free from harmful compounds. Furthermore Mortels® sheepskins are laboratory tested to ensure chemical and dye levels are safe for you and your family. Now that’s peace of mind!
Mortels® are proud innovators of ecologically friendly tanning methods. Mortels® EnviroTan® method uses advanced environmentally friendly tanning processes which delivers sheepskins that are free from harming chemicals thus a safe process and product for the environment.
Now that’s peace of mind!
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.
Australian Sheepskin Association
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.
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.