See a world famous Australian product in the making @ Mortels Thornton; an essential and interactive tour for any international or local visitor.
From our purpose built Australiana shearing shed style premises, fully guided tours are conducted through the factory on a raised viewing platform where visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a fully operational manufacturing plant. Visitors will watch and learn about the making of Mortels UGG boots, from the raw materials used through to the finished product.
Your tour guide is often a member of the Mortel family, allow at least 40 minutes, and will cost $15 per adult (16 years +), $7.50 per child (8-15 years), under 8 years free although not recommended for children. Conducted daily Monday – Friday at 11am, no bookings required.
& NEW YEAR TRADING HOURS - Mortels Elves are taking a well deserved break and as such the workshop is closed. Tours commence again when Elves are back and workshop is buzzing from Monday 8th January. Store and Museum however open as per our trading hours.
Tour and meal packages, group packages are available, by bookings only; contact us here for more information.
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)