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Avenues Magazine features our Canterbury Sheepskin Oxford Mini boots

Avenues Magazine features Oxford Mini in Glitter Silver

Avenues Magazine features Oxford Mini in Glitter Silver

Avenues Magazine features Oxford Mini in Navy Blue

Avenues Magazine features Oxford Mini in Navy Blue

Avenues Magazine features our Canterbury Sheepskin Oxford Mini boots in the May edition that came out on Saturday. Have a look at page 52 and 53.

The “Mini” version of our classic styled sheepskin boot is known and loved the world over. A great casual boot, everyone should have a pair of Oxfords! The new Oxford “Mini” is available in Chestnut:
Classic sheepskin ultra low boot
Genuine sheepskin upper with 15-17mm wool pile
Hard wearing EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) sole with wave tread design for extra grip and stability.
Suede leather heel guard
Heat set and shaped heel stiffener
Avenues Magazine features Oxford Mini in Glitter Silver and Navy Blue

Avenues Magazine features Oxford Mini in Glitter Silver and Navy Blue

About Us

Canterbury Sheepskin™ is proudly made in New Zealand by Canterbury Leather International Ltd – our company that was established way back in 1974.

Canterbury Leather International Ltd. has earned its reputation for well made sheepskin footwear, apparel and accessories, both in New Zealand and international markets. The enduring principles of New Zealand made, uncompromising quality standards and product integrity are the foundations of our business.

No other fibre in the world can match wool for all its unique properties – warm in winter, cool in summer with the ability to absorb moisture without feeling wet. We source premium hides to bring you the highest quality sheepskin boots and accessories. From specially reinforced heel supports in the boots to the luxurious sheepskin insoles, Canterbury Sheepskin™ products are designed to bring you the ultimate in quality, comfort and design.

Canterbury Sheepskin™ products reflect the New Zealand made pioneer spirit, using resources from which New Zealand as a nation was built. We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoy making them.

 

Ugg Boots article features Canterbury Sheepskin – The Press and Stuff.co.nz

Once the winter staple of the pyjama-clad student at the supermarket, ugg boots are making a comeback. For those of us who have been secretly  enjoying our uggs in the safety of our own homes, this is welcome news.

The ugg boot has long provided the neccessary warmth required to survive Canterbury winters, but those with a hint of self-respect have drawn the line at stepping out the front door in them.

Not any more. Wear them on the street people! If Vogue says it’s OK, well, you can’t get a much better permission slip than that.

Ugg boots are back – but there are limits.  Don’t wear them with your tracksuit bottoms for a start.

The message this winter is to style them up.

Sloppy, grungy stretched-out footwear remains completely unacceptable in the fashion world. Instead, the 2015 ugg must be trendy, well-made, clean and carefully styled for the maximum fashion-comfort combination.

If you’re looking for a “glam” ugg boot option, this season will see plenty of glitzy alternatives to the classic sheepskin colours.

Canterbury Sheepskin is offering mini (low-top) uggs in black and silver glitter and Ugg Australia has a “bling sting” line catering to the more outgoing.

Of course, if glitter, sparkles and cheetah print isn’t your speed (all available 2015), you can always find something inbetween like a boot in navy, red or pink sheepskin.

While the current trend is for high-impact look-at-me footwear, there’s always a case to be made for the traditional tan-coloured ugg. Low-cut “mini” uggs are in, taller ones are out. As always, choose something to reflect your own style.

May SkyWatch Mag features Canterbury Sheepskin slippers

the May edition of the New Zealand SkyWatch magazine has Canterbury Sheepskin slippers featured in its competitions section:

There are some great Canterbury Sheepskin slippers up for grabs in the Skywatch competition in May!

There are some great Canterbury Sheepskin slippers up for grabs in the Skywatch competition in May!

 

 

 

A little more about Canterbury Sheepskin and it’s history:

Canterbury Leather International (CLI) was founded in 1974 by Doug & Gill Price, and originally focused on manufacture and export of sheepskin footwear, garments and accessories. The business manufactured its own brand (Homestead) as well a “private label” contract manufacturing.

From the late 1970’s CLI evolved to be primarily a manufacturer of sheepskin garments and this continued up until the early 1990’s. Garments were high value items and highly sought after around the world. Production of garments peaked in the mid 1980’s, at around 60 items per day and were primarily exported. This market changed steadily during the late 1980’s as first the Turkish, then Korean and finally Chinese manufacturers moved into the manufacture of sheepskin garments. However demand was still strong for high priced, premium end, New Zealand manufactured garments, particularly with the Asian tourists to Australia and New Zealand. Once the Asian crisis hit in the early 1990’s demand for these garments dried up almost overnight.

By the time the Asian Crisis hit CLI they were already well down the road to diversifying the product range of the company. During the 1980’s whilst exhibiting at Trade Fairs in Las Vegas an alliance was formed between Canterbury Leather International and Brian Smith, the original founder of UGG Holdings, and the UGG Australia brand. This initial contact led to the development of the UGG supply relationship which continued strongly even after the Deckers purchase of UGG Holdings in 1995.

Deckers were originally manufacturers with plants in the USA; Costa Rico and Mexico, but as their sales grew they have increasingly focused on the design, sales and distribution functions, and outsourced most manufacturing to China, whilst the manufacture of high-end UGG product remained in New Zealand.

During the early 2000’s CLI received “Supplier of the Year” awards for four consecutive years, from 2000 to 2003. The factory was responsible for manufacturing may of the pairs of Ugg Australia boots that were given to celebrities for endorsement. Many people in the business still remember the 40 or so pairs that were custom made for Oprah and her team. In 2005 Ugg Australia really took off in the USA and production demand was huge on CLI. Doug Price and some of the CLI team members went to China with Deckers to help train up some of the Chinese footwear factories to help meet the growing demand.

In early 2009 Ian Hunter purchased Canterbury Leather International from Doug and Gill Price who after almost 35 years in the business has decided to retire. Since purchasing the business it has been focused its long term sustainability by building its own brands and on bringing innovative new sheepskin styles to its world wide customers.

In 2010 a premium and prestigious new heritage brand was launched. Dominion is a unique brand of handcrafted sheepskin apparel, footwear and accessories that delivers the encompassing, enduring luxury of sheepskin, by carefully melding fashion and function. Launched in Milan, Italy in March 2010, Dominion is now internationally distributed in Europe, Korea, Japan, Russia and the USA.

Also in late 2011 we produced our last UGG Australia® container of boots to be sent to the USA as Deckers finally moved production to China.

We are now focused on production, marketing and sales of our own brands and contract manufacture of some niche sheepskin brands distributed around the world.

Korea Post features Canterbury Sheepskin!

Korea Post features Canterbury Sheepskin in their latest edition!

Korea Post magazine, a publication for the Korean speaking community in New Zealand has featured Canterbury Sheepskin in its latest edition:

Korea Post Magazine features Canterbury Sheepskin boots and slippers.

Korea Post Magazine features Canterbury Sheepskin boots and slippers.

Korea Post magazine features Canterbury Sheepskin boots and slippers!

Korea Post magazine features Canterbury Sheepskin boots and slippers!

We’re in the current edition of Korea Post – www.koreapost.co.nz
It’s an amazing publication for the Korean speaking population based in NZ.

Canterbury Sheepskin™ is proudly made in New Zealand by Canterbury Leather International Ltd – our company that was established way back in 1974.

Canterbury Leather International Ltd. has earned its reputation for well made sheepskin footwear, apparel and accessories, both in New Zealand and international markets. The enduring principles of New Zealand made, uncompromising quality standards and product integrity are the foundations of our business.

No other fibre in the world can match wool for all its unique properties – warm in winter, cool in summer with the ability to absorb moisture without feeling wet. We source premium hides to bring you the highest quality sheepskin boots and accessories.

From specially reinforced heel supports in the boots to the luxurious sheepskin insoles, Canterbury Sheepskin™ products are designed to bring you the ultimate in quality, comfort and design. Canterbury Sheepskin™ products reflect the New Zealand made pioneer spirit, using resources from which New Zealand as a nation was built. We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoy making them.

 

 

 

Canterbury Sheepskin on Good Morning TVNZ

 

Canterbury Sheepskin Oxford Mini boots were featured yesterday on the Good Morning program on TVNZ. Great timing considering the winter weather New Zealand is experiencing at the moment!

The “Mini” version of our classic styled sheepskin boot is known and loved the world over. A great casual boot, everyone should have a pair of Oxfords! The new Oxford “Mini” is available in Chestnut.
 Classic sheepskin ultra low boot
  • Genuine sheepskin upper with 15-17mm wool pile
  • Hard wearing EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) sole with wave tread design for extra grip and stability
  • Suede leather heel guard
  • Heat set and shaped heel stiffener

 

About Us

Canterbury Sheepskin™ is proudly made in New Zealand by Canterbury Leather International Ltd – our company that was established way back in 1974.

Canterbury Leather International Ltd. has earned its reputation for well made sheepskin footwear, apparel and accessories, both in New Zealand and international markets. The enduring principles of New Zealand made, uncompromising quality standards and product integrity are the foundations of our business.

No other fibre in the world can match wool for all its unique properties – warm in winter, cool in summer with the ability to absorb moisture without feeling wet. We source premium hides to bring you the highest quality sheepskin boots and accessories. From specially reinforced heel supports in the boots to the luxurious sheepskin insoles, Canterbury Sheepskin™ products are designed to bring you the ultimate in quality, comfort and design.

Canterbury Sheepskin™ products reflect the New Zealand made pioneer spirit, using resources from which New Zealand as a nation was built. We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoy making them.

Canterbury Sheepskin boots in May’s edition of Your Home and Garden.

 

Your Home and Garden Magazine is featuring Canterbury Sheepskin boots in its May edition, out now!

The “Mini” version of our classic styled sheepskin boot is known and loved the world over. A great casual boot, everyone should have a pair of Oxfords! The new Oxford “Mini” is available in Chestnut.

  • Classic sheepskin ultra low boot
  • Genuine sheepskin upper with 15-17mm wool pile
  • Hard wearing EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) sole with wave tread design for extra grip and stability
  • Suede leather heel guard
  • Heat set and shaped heel stiffener

Buy a copy of Your Home and Garden to enter the competition!

Canterbury Sheepskin Ugg boots featured in Your Home and Garden Magazine

Canterbury Sheepskin "Ugg" Mini boots featured in Your Home and Garden Magazine

Canterbury Sheepskin “Ugg” Mini boots featured in Your Home and Garden Magazine

Look out for the May Edition of “Your Home and Garden” magazine out in mid April. Our new Oxford Mini boots are featured in the give away section. There are 3 pairs up for grabs!

The “Mini” version of our classic”Ugg” styled sheepskin boot is known and loved the world over. A great casual boot, everyone should have a pair of Oxfords! The new Oxford “Mini” is available in Chestnut. Now also available in the following colours: Ruby Red, Chocolate, Navy Blue, Glitter Silver, Glitter Black, Black Patent, Smoke grey.

Brief Product description:
Classic sheepskin ultra low boot
Genuine sheepskin upper with 15-17mm wool pile
Hard wearing EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) sole with wave tread design for extra grip and stability
Suede leather heel guard
Heat set and shaped heel stiffener

 

 

 

 

Ugg boots or Ugh boots or Sheepskin Boots?

At Canterbury Leather we have a long tradition of making sheepskin boots which in New Zealand and Australia are traditionally known as ugg boots or uggs. Ugg boots and sheepskin boots are essentially the same product, just with different branding and fashion styling based on the creative designs of different manufacturers (and the application of their various trademarks). In New Zealand and Australia ugg is used as a generic term to describe these types of sheepskin boots, but in the rest of the world UGG is a trademark that has been registered by US company Deckers Brands in 130 different countries.

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Canterbury Sheepskin slippers and boots feature prominently in the Trumps of Remuera window display

I was visiting customers in Auckland recently and it was great to see such an upmarket store as Trumps featuring Canterbury Sheepskin products so prominently in their window display and throughout the store.

I was visiting customers in Auckland recently and it was great to see such an upmarket store as Trumps featuring Canterbury Sheepskin products so prominently in their window display and throughout the store.

I was visiting customers in Auckland recently and it was great to see such an upmarket store as Trumps featuring Canterbury Sheepskin products so prominently in their window display and throughout the store.

I was visiting customers in Auckland recently and it was great to see such an upmarket store as Trumps featuring Canterbury Sheepskin products so prominently in their window display and throughout the store.

I was visiting customers in Auckland recently and it was great to see such an upmarket store as Trumps featuring Canterbury Sheepskin products so prominently in their window display and throughout the store.

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