Ethical Sourcing and Sustainability of Mortels Sheepskins:

At Mortels Sheepskin Factory we are committed to the ethical sourcing and sustainability of sheepskins, recognising the importance of responsible practices in the production of our products. We understand that the crucial role of consumer behaviour and environmental impact, and we aim to lead by example.


Ethical Sourcing:

We prioritise the humane treatment of animals in our supply chain and ensure that the sheepskins used in our products come from sources that adhere to rigorous ethical standards including RSPCA approved farms and abattoirs. Our commitment extends to partnering with suppliers who uphold animal welfare practices, providing a safe and comfortable environment for the sheep. We advocate for transparency throughout the supply chain, from the farms to the final product, to guarantee that our customers can trust the origin of the materials used.



Sustainability is at the core of our business practices. Sheepskin is naturally sustainable. It is the by-product of the meat industry, and our industry use of sheepskin means no landfill and pollution of the soil, air and waterways whilst it breaks down. With our tanneries we have developed EnviroTan® and Chemsafe® methods to ensure the processing of our sheepskins have little impact on the environment and are chemically safe for all of us. Our products are sustainable being we have very little to no waste with the various products we can make from our offcuts, we don’t require water for our manufacturing and half our power needs are met by the sun. We are dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of our products by considering the full lifecycle, from raw material extraction, processing of the raw hides to manufacturing and disposal.

Additionally, we actively seek materials and processes that align with our commitment to sustainability. By investing in research and development, we aim to continually improve our practices, explore eco-friendly alternatives, and contribute to the overall well-being of the planet.

In conclusion, Mortels Sheepskin Factory remains steadfast in its dedication to ethical sourcing and sustainability, ensuring that our sheepskin products meet the highest standards of responsibility. We believe that by making responsible choices in our supply chain, we can contribute to a more ethical and sustainable future for both the sheepskin industry and the environment.

Mortels, since 1958.
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