Roman Tannery

Roman Tannery

At Opal UGG We have never been afraid of a bit of hard work. So when we couldn’t guarantee the supply of the best quality sheepskin, we didn’t hesitate to take on a new challenge and open a tannery of our very own . Today, we’re the only Aussie sheepskin footwear manufacturer preparing materials in our own tannery in Melbourne, Australia. 

From the lush pastures of the southern regions of Australia come the purest quality sheepskins. Roman Tannery captures and enhances this unique quality with our fine process techniques and a great deal of personal pride and care. 

The Roman Quality

Roman Tannery have specialised in double face sheepskins since first established. Our double face tanning process will give durability and a consistently unmatched quality. You can tell our sheepskin boots are the best because they hold their shape

Australian Merino Sheepskins are superbly suited to footwear. Our tanning process takes about ten days, during which the hides are cleansed, combed, buffed, polished and dyed with care. Overseas the process can take 3-5 days and often reduces the quality of the finish of skins creating a more synthetic like results thus reducing the quality, durability and effective heat regulation. Having our own tannery here in Australia means that we can ensure the very best quality from sheep to every pair of boots. 

As the only sheepskin footwear manufacturer in Australia, our family owned company takes great pride in our 100% Australian owned and made product range. Our sheepskins are made using ecologically friendly techniques complying with the highest Global EPA standards, customers are drawn to the superior and plush density of the 100% merino wool as well as the strength and consistency of the finishes and colours. 

Let us share this proud family tradition with you and raise the standard of functional and fashionable ranges. 


Natural & Sustainable Manufacture of Materials 

Born of Australia’s long and traditional sheep farming history, the quality of the stock from the pastures of the southern states has provided a superior sheepskin quality known around the world. 

Roman Tannery has established close relationships with local suppliers, receiving the raw material already pre-selected to our exacting requirements, reducing the incidence of seed and rib markings to give a consistently high standard of quality and finish.

All hides are the by-product of farming processes, sourced sustainably and produced ecologically.

As all other UGG boot manufacturers rely upon overseas processed sheepskins we are the only company that can guarantee that our boots are made from 100% Australian Merino double faced sheepskin.

Thank you for choosing Australian Made.