R. J. Draper & Co Ltd is an established independent family owned company, founded in 1937. We are based in Glastonbury in the South West of England, traditionally the heart of England's sheepskin industry. We are proud to say that we are a fourth generation family business, and have been manufacturing in our Glastonbury factory for over 80 years, now the oldest sheepskin footwear manufacturer in the United Kingdom. We specialise in luxurious natural products of sheepskin and leather, that provide both warmth and comfort, in traditional English designs, which are popular worldwide. Our footwear takes up to 4 weeks to manufacture, and we use only the finest materials available. If you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact us to speak to one of the Draper family.
We started making sheepskin footwear over 80 years ago, and the company is still owned by the same family. There is a rich history of sheepskin in the Glastonbury area, showing evidence of leathermaking on our site in 1888 and the Glastonbury area itself has been famous for sheepskin since the 12th century when the Glastonbury monks started tanning skins.
We use the finest materials to craft our sheepskin boots, shoes, sheepskin moccasins, and sheepskin slippers for women and men. Each pair of Draper footwear is handmade and takes around four weeks to be finished. Our range of real sheepskin boots, slippers, leather, and suede footwear accommodates a variety of styles, from the traditional to the contemporary, in a range of sizes including half-sizes and colours.