Made in Great Britain

 

Here at Drapers, we have been manufacturing in our Glastonbury factory in Somerset, England, for over 80 years, and are now the oldest sheepskin footwear manufacturer in the United Kingdom. The company is still owned by the same family. When we started making sheepskin products all those years ago, it was the norm to make everything in Great Britain. As British manufacturing has slowly died out, we were one of the few that remained true to our heritage. We believe our customer values quality over all else.

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 source our sheepskins, leathers, suedes and other materials from British tanneries and manufacturers where possible, although this is becoming increasingly difficult. Many of our sheepskins come from Devon, and our suedes and leathers from Scotland.

We also work closely with other British footwear manufacturers; we make slippers for a number of other British shoe factories that do not have the capacity. We are a proud member of the British Footwear Association.

We offer free factory tours here in Glastonbury, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, so feel free to come in and see us.

For more information about R. J. Draper & Co Ltd, please see the 'about us' section at the top.