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Auckland Retailers of Canterbury Sheepskin

Auckland Retailers of Canterbury Sheepskin

This week I visited many of our retailers in Auckland. Here’s a few great displays of or products from 4 retailers:
OK Gift Shop in the Auckland Downtown Shopping Centre.

Canterbury Sheepskin products at the OK Gift Shop

Canterbury Sheepskin products at the OK Gift Shop

The Great New Zealand Shop, also in the Auckland Downtown Shopping Centre,

Canterbury Sheepskin products at The Great New Zealand Shop

Canterbury Sheepskin products at The Great New Zealand Shop

Our Mission Statement  is to develop and grow our business by providing excellence in service and quality of merchandise that exceeds our customers expectations, so as to ensure they leave us with pleasant memories of our stores, our products, our country and with the desire to revisit us.

We take pride in our stores to have:

  • Best in customer service, product range and professional attitude
  • Work from renowned New Zealand craftspeople.
  • Internationally recognised clothing brands.
  • Group exclusive branded apparel.
  • Carefully selected categories of jewellery, mementos and gifts reflective of New Zealand.

Or put it more simply

“TO BE SIMPLY THE BEST”

Travel Pharm in Bishop Dunn Place, Botany, South Auckland

TravelPharm is a family owned New Zealand company specializing in health supplements and organic, natural skincare products. For over 20 years we have been committed to bringing our customers only the best. When it comes to your health and body we know you haven’t lowered your standards – and neither will we. That’s why many of the products we offer are made right here in New Zealand and use natural or organic active ingredients.

We operate in several locations, including the Auckland International Airport. We are able to offer tax-free prices on all our products if you are travelling or sending the products overseas.

At TravelPharm, we pride ourselves in our ability to bring you the best service and best quality products we can. That’s why we make sure all our support staff are well trained and knowledgeable about our entire product range so you get the best advice possible.

Canterbury Sheepskin at Travel Pharm

Canterbury Sheepskin at Travel Pharm

Healthy Pharm at 442 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket.

Canterbury Sheepskin at Healthy Pharm in Newmarket.

Canterbury Sheepskin at Healthy Pharm in Newmarket.

Canterbury Sheepskin Woman’s Loafers won by Woman’s Weekly readers.

Canterbury Sheepskin Woman’s Loafers won by Woman’s Weekly readers.

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the New Zealand Woman’s weekly editors giveaway. Amazingly almost 500 entries were received, which is unprecedented for an editors giveaway – especially for a winter product (slippers) in the middle of summer (northern hemisphere)!

The Canterbury Sheepskin Woman’s Loafers are certainly catching on as a stylish shoe that is more than just a warm and comfy slipper.

Womans weekly editors giveaway of Canterbury Sheepskin slippers.

Womans weekly editors giveaway of Canterbury Sheepskin slippers.

 

We received a lovely letter this week about a pair of boots we made many years (at least 15 maybe 20 years ago).

Canterbury Sheepskin Letter of appreciation

Canterbury Sheepskin Letter of appreciation

This is what it had to say:
“Dear Sir, I was given a pair of your big furry boots by a friend and hope this letter finds you to let you know how much I enjoy them and the quality of their craftsmanship. I have the enclosed label from the bottom of one of the boots to ensure that whoever made them gets my appreciation! thanks and Happy New Year.

 

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.

 

Val Simon”

SkyWatch Magazine competition – win Canterbury Sheepskin slippers!

SkyWatch Magazine competition – win Canterbury Sheepskin slippers!

In the December edition of the SkyWatch magazine there are 6 pairs of Canterbury Sheepskin slippers to be won. The competition is available to all Sky subscribers in New Zealand.

^ Canterbury Sheepskin slipper are up for grabs in the SkyWatch competition.

^ Canterbury Sheepskin slipper are up for grabs in the SkyWatch competition.

 

December Sky Watch Magazine 2015

December Sky Watch Magazine 2015

Here are Links to the Slippers if you aren’t one of the 6 lucky winners:

Canterbury Sheepskin Albert Slipper in Chocolate Nappa

Canterbury Sheepskin Albert Slipper in Chocolate Nappa

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Zebra print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Zebra print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Leopard print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Leopard print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

Our Product Guarantee

All footwear, apparel and accessories are warranted for one year against defective materials and workmanship. This does not extend to problems that arise from normal wear and tear. Slight dye transfer may occur with darker coloured sheepskin during the first few wears. Lighter coloured sheepskin may pick up inks from clothing with which it has come in contact. This discolourisation is not covered under the manufacturer’s limited warranty.

Because sheepskin is a natural product, there may be some irregularities and variations in colour and texture. These traits are characteristic of fine sheepskin and add to the beauty and character of the footwear and apparel. These characteristics may cause variations in the fit and wear of some sheepskin products. These irregularities and variations are not covered under the manufacturer’s limited warranty.

 

 

Canterbury Sheepskin Features in Korea Post Magazine

Canterbury Sheepskin Features in Korea Post Magazine

Canterbury Sheepskin Ugg Boots and Slippers are featured in this months edition of Korea Post magazine.

Canterbury Sheepskin Ugg Boots and slippers re featured in this months edition of Korea Post magazine!

Canterbury Sheepskin Ugg Boots and slippers re featured in this months edition of Korea Post magazine!

 

 

 

 

Korea Post Magazine

Korea Post Magazine

A little about Korea Post:

“Ggachi Business Agency” has been launched first immigrants to provide timely and accurate social information on New Zealand society immigrants in 1992, The Korea Post is the parent company ‘.
We always strive to make the company a trusted company operates a website at www.nzkoreapost.com based on the credibility and intelligence gained in operating the The Korea Post currently has the largest number of visitors in New Zealand. New Zealand, Korea Post is profoundly company operated out so honest and trust all business.

About Us – Canterbury Sheepskin

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.

Taylor Swift in New Zealand wearing Ugg Boots!

Taylor Swift in New Zealand wearing Ugg Boots!

At the end of November Taylor Swift came to the South Island of New Zealand on holiday. It was great to see a few photos in the media of Taylor wearing Sheepskin UGG Boots. We don’t know whether they’re Canterbury Sheepskin, but hopefully she bought some on her travels around the Southern Lakes area.

Taylor got 1.4 million likes on Instagram for her “NZ Road Trip” post.

Taylor Swift Visits NZ wearing UGG Boots - don't know if they're Canterbury Sheepskin!?

Taylor Swift Visits NZ wearing UGG Boots – don’t know if they’re Canterbury Sheepskin!?

 

A bit about the History of Canterbury Sheepskin

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.

December edition of SKYWATCH Magazine features Canterbury Sheepskin

Look out for the new edition of SKYWATCH Magazine in a couple of weeks. Canterbury Sheepskin slippers are once again featured prominently in the SKYWATCH competitions section of the magazine.

The competition goes “live” on the 1st of December and all Sky subscribers can enter.

Canterbury Sheepskin slippers feature in the SKYWATCH magazine and online giveaway in December 2105.

Canterbury Sheepskin slippers feature in the SKYWATCH magazine and online giveaway in December 2105.

 

 

 

 

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Zebra print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Zebra print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Leopard print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

The New Canterbury Sheepskin Leopard print hair on cow hide scuff with sheepskin insole.

 

 

 

Canterbury Sheepskin Albert Slipper in Chocolate Nappa

Canterbury Sheepskin Albert Slipper in Chocolate Nappa

Canterbury Sheepskin – Our 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.

New Retailers of Canterbury Sheepskin

New Retailers of Canterbury Sheepskin:

Every so often I like to show off some of our new retailers that come on board around New Zealand. In the last few weeks I’ve visited a few in both Christchurch and Auckland.

Canterbury Sheepskin boots in Charming Land store in Christchurch, NZ.

Canterbury Sheepskin boots in Charming Land store in Christchurch, NZ.Charming Land Souvenirs web shop

 

Charming Souvenirs have a store in Upper Riccarton and also a web shop – just click on the image above to view their store.

Chocka Bucket Store in Westgate Mall, Auckland

Chocka Bucket Store in Westgate Mall, Auckland

Chocka Bucket Store in Westgate Mall, Auckland

Chocka Bucket Store in Westgate Mall, Auckland

 

The new Westgate Mall in West Auckland is a very impressive new shopping centre. It is great to have Canterbury Sheepskin products represented in this sort of shopping centre as we are mainly in independent gift and footwear stores in town and city shopping centres.

 

Healthy Pharm are now stocking Canterbury sheepskin boots and slippers

Healthy Pharm are now stocking Canterbury sheepskin boots and slippersHealthy Pharm are a new customer based in Auckland at the Newmarket end of Kyberpass Road.

 

Our Guarantee

All footwear, apparel and accessories are warranted for one year against defective materials and workmanship. This does not extend to problems that arise from normal wear and tear. Slight dye transfer may occur with darker coloured sheepskin during the first few years. Lighter coloured sheepskin may pick up inks from clothing with which it has come in contact. This discolourisation is not covered under the manufacturer’s limited warranty.

Because sheepskin is a natural product, there may be some irregularities and variations in colour and texture. These traits are characteristic of fine sheepskin and add to the beauty and character of the footwear and apparel. These characteristics may cause variations in the fit and wear of some sheepskin products. These irregularities and variations are not covered under the manufacturer’s limited warranty.

 

The Big Sheep in Tirau – a great display of Canterbury Sheepskin boots!

Kylie Bax poster wearing Canterbury sheepskin boots.

What the big sheep looks like!

What the big sheep looks like!

Where the Wild Spirit NZ dream was born. In 1994 The Big Sheep was created of corrugated iron to become an iconic building in Tirau. From this one building the spirit of Tirau was born with amazing buildings and sculptures colouring the town.
When joined by the Dog information centre next door, the two buildings became a magnet to people passing through town on their journeys. People from all over the world, curious to see what The Big Sheep was all about, found a range of kiwi products to suit their travelling needs.
Next time you are travelling down State Highway One through Tirau, pop in and say hello to Jan or Lois who’ll be very happy to meet you and hear all about your journey.
We even have a fantastic Cafe and Honey shop right inside the building offering awesome honey icecreams and the best coffee in town!

Another view of the Canterbury Sheepskin display at The Big Sheep in Tirau.

A nice display of Canterbury Sheepskin product at the Big Sheep in Tirau

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 in Shops Around New Zealand

Over the last couple of months I’ve been visiting all our customers across New Zealand to show them our new range of colourful “indent” boots, specifically targeted at NZ based retailers. On my travels I’ve seen some fantastic displays of Canterbury Sheepskin boots and slippers. One of the most impressive was in the Naturally New Zealand store in Tekapo – a small town on an idyllic lake on the road between Christchurch and Queenstown. Tekapo is a very popular tourist stop because of the awesome views across the lake towards the Southern Alps.

The great thing about the Naturally New Zealand store in Tekapo is that Canterbury Sheepskin is head to head against the product we contract manufactured for 28 years and which is now almost entirely made in China – UGG Australia. Here are a few photos of our boots displayed in the store:A great display of Canterbury Sheepskin toe to toe with UGG Australia

Another view of the display of Canterbury Sheepskin toe to toe with UGG Australia

Another view of the display of Canterbury Sheepskin toe to toe with UGG Australia

 

 

Canterbury Sheepskin scuffs and slippers in the Tekapo Store.

Canterbury Sheepskin scuffs and slippers in the Tekapo Store.

 

 

 

A Little more about Canterbury Sheepskin’s History: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.

Canterbury Sheepskin featured in the new Henan Bonded Logistics Centre

Canterbury Sheepskin slippers are being featured in the international display section of the new Henan Bonded Logistics Centre. Here are some photos of the exhibition:

New Zealand exhibition

New Zealand exhibition

Canterbury Sheepskin Products at the expo

Canterbury Sheepskin Products at the expo

Sponsored by NZ Post and Trade Monster.

Sponsored by NZ Post and Trade Monster.

Henan Bonded Logistics Center Introduction

  • National type B bonded logistics park
  • State-level pilot project — Construction unit of the Cross-border E-Commerce Trade Services Pilot in Zhengzhou
  • The export-oriented economic service platform which is the government leading and enterprise operation
  • Enjoy the national special preferential policies of importing into the bonded area and exporting tax rebates
  • Henan Import Materials Public Bonded Center Co., Ltd., which is the main operating company, is a 51 percent state-owned and 49% Hong Kong owned joint venture .

May 10, 2014   The President Xi Jinping Inspected Henan Bonded Logistics Center

Henan Bonded Logistics Center’s Main business

As an inland province, the economy of Henan has lagged behind the coastal areas because of geopolitical disadvantage. But under the emerging economic mode , Henan has many incomparable advantages compared to those coastal areas.

Huge consumer market. Henan is the most populated province in China ,with 100 million population under its jurisdiction while Covers around 680 million consumers around.

Key logistics node. The convenient location and transportation makes Henan a key node for the entire logistic system of China, which is significant for the new economy mode.

The O2O mode created by Henan is the best platform to achieve the goal Buy from the global, sell all over the world, and has currently attracted nearly 10,000 enterprises from Canada, South Korea, Australia, Europe and the United States to locate in Zhengzhou.

Gavin Lui Yang from Trade Monster

Gavin Lui Yang from Trade Monster

 

 

 

 

 

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