Their story goes something like this: back in the days before the name UGG became synonymous with Australia, the Celtic Sheepskin Co were called The Original Ugg Co. In 1996 they licensed the use of the UGG trademark to Deckers Outdoor Corporation, but to this day they still continue to manufacture sheepskin boots from their factory in Newquay. Not only that, but the boot that the Celtic Sheepskin Co make has a much more hardwearing sole than the UGG boot.
If you have any interest in the craftmanship that is involved in making a sheepskin boot, then it is well worth checking out this page on the Celtic Sheepskin Co’s website which shows how their Celt boots are made.
Recently a shortage of these manufacturing skills in the UK has found this great British brand unable to meet the growing demand for their British-made sheepskin products. But now, thanks to an investment from private equity firm Piper, the company is able to employ more staff to help produce their hand-made boots in their Newquay factory. Great News!