Mortels Sheepskin Factory is a family owned Australian company and home to the world’s biggest ugg boots, located in the Hunter Region, two hours north of Sydney. Frank Mortel (master shoe craftsman) and wife Rita emigrated from the Netherlands in 1956 bringing with them the trade of shoe crafting, a trade that was passed down through the Mortel family for over 200 years. Mortels Shoes commenced in Sydney that year and in 1958 they commenced making ugg boots to add to their range of quality footwear. As such Mortels is one of the oldest and continuously running ugg boot manufacturers in the world. Today, the same skills and dedication are exercised by the Mortel family in the manufacture of premium quality sheepskin products. Mortels diverse product range includes ugg boots, slippers and clothing, car seat covers, medical products, baby gear, pet products and homewares. Mortels sheepskins are specially selected from Australian grown sheep then tanned to their meticulous standards before being handcrafted into a Mortel product. Mortels offer an interactive and fully guided tour of their factory. Mortels products are only available through their own stores and their website.