In support of countries that regulate the treatment of animals, UGG® only sources sheepskin from the following countries: Australia, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom and Spain. UGG® does not source sheepskin from sheep raised in the Middle East or North Africa or from other countries that do not have standards that regulate the treatment of animals.
We can trace 100% of our sheepskins back to the tanneries and processing facilities, and 97% of our sheepskin is currently sourced from Leather Working Group Certified tanneries. Our goal is for this to be 100% by 2022.
Although all our hides are sourced as by-products from food producers and then purchased directly from tanneries, we want to ensure that responsible standards have been upheld right back to farm level. For this reason we are putting additional partnerships and systems in place to strengthen our supply chain relationships back to the farms where the sheep are raised and enhance traceability throughout our supply chain.
As with all our animal-based materials, we ensure that we only use sheepskin that is a by-product of the food industry and that animal welfare standards based on the Five Freedoms are upheld.