UGG Boots are Made from Sheep Skins and Wool-Truth!

UGG Boots are Made from Sheep Skins and Wool-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email that contains an article about the boot maker UGG.  The article alleges that UGG boots are made from skins and wool sheered from inhumanly treated sheep.

The Truth:

The article was written on November 13, 2013 and appeared in the Yahoo finance website but failed to tell the whole story.

The Goleta, California based UGG company has been making quality products from sheep leather and wool since 1979 and say that they are “among the leaders in ethical supply chain for consumer goods, and particularly the sourcing of sheepskin.”  

It’s parent company, Deckers Outdoor Corporation posted an Animal Welfare statement on the corporate responsibility section of their website saying that “UGG does not use sheepskin unless it is a byproduct of the meat industry.”   The statement went on to say that, unlike most animals used for fur coats, the product used by the UGG comes from sheep that “are NOT raised for their skins.” 

Posted 11/20/13