Exciting things happening with Canterbury Sheepskin!
The lucky winners have won a pair of colourful Oxford Mini’s each.
We have a new retailer in Wellington!
Cre8tive Works is a new store opened on Oriental Parade. It’s a small “emporium” of gift ideas.
The shop is “compact” as it’s a converted garage, but is an absolute treasure trove for the person looking for that unique gift from someone special.
Over the last few months we’ve also been exhibiting Canterbury Sheepskin at various shows around the country.
First was the Taupo Home and Garden Show in early April.
Then in early May we were at the Wellington Home and Lifestyle Expo.
These shows are an excellent way for people new to Canterbury Sheepskin to experience the warmth, luxury and comfort of our Boots and Slippers. Products can be bought at the shows or from local retailers in the region.
A Little More About Canterbury Sheepskin
Canterbury Sheepskin’s handcrafted sheepskin boots hug your feet like pillows of indescribable comfort and warmth, transporting you effortlessly through life’s moments.
Take a moment to walk in our boots. You’ll fall in love on the first step!
Like a second skin. You know instantly how they will feel. The easy, comfortable fit of an old friend you can’t live without.
Taking cues from nature
In everything we do. We look beyond aesthetics, beyond fashion. It’s about simplicity, authenticity and quality that lasts. Just as nature intended.
The original foot huggers
Handcrafted by good people for good people to delight feet everywhere
Made right here in NZ
Since the 70s. We even made Ugg boots for UGG Australia before they moved production to China. But we stayed right here in NZ. It’s about integrity; being true to your roots.
The competition goes “live” on the 1st of December and all Sky subscribers can enter.
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.