Wuggs have a sustainable soul
All of our wallaby is wild sourced in Tasmania from their natural environment under strict Government control and regulation. The Tasmanian government has been monitoring the wallaby population for 50 years and have well developed systems to ensure the population remains extremely abundant. There are over 3 million wallabies in Tasmania and their population is increasing. We harvest less than 2% of the population per year, this assists farmers to reduce the impact of large numbers of wallaby on their farms.
- Luxurious, sustainable, comfort
- Love at First Touch Guarantee
- Comfortable and warm
- Eco friendly Tasmanian product
Wuggs are sensationally warm and soft, simply a great boot.
Wuggs are made from Tasmanian wallaby fur as a by-product of our sustainable wallaby meat harvest.
Wuggs are a softer, warmer and more comfortable boot featuring;
- Ultra, luxurious wallaby fur lining
- Wallaby leather is unique, it's stronger and softer than any other leather
- Wallaby fur allows your feet to breathe, avoiding sweat and odour accumulation
- Planet friendly credentials - wallabies don't emit methane, so you can wear our boots with a carbon free conscience.
Encompassing all the features of the classic Ugg boot, the Wugg boot is trimmed with hand selected wallaby fur, adding extra comfort and warmth.
Luxurious, warm wallaby fur!
Tasmania is the last land-mass before Antarctica, so we know a thing or two about keeping warm. Wuggs are made from Tasmanian wallaby fur, which is among the softest, natural fibres you will ever feel – providing velvety, warm comfort that will sweep you off your feet.
Low carbon footprint
Wallabies emit almost no methane, meaning you can wear Wuggs with a carbon free conscience. Wallaby also use far less water than domestic animals. Wuggs are a by-product of wallaby meat production, it makes wonderful environmental sense to use the fur in an amazing product rather than discarding the skins. Wuggs are warm, soft, sustainable, and helping Australian farmers with an ethically-sourced product.
All Wuggs are made from the fur of Tasmanian wallaby processed for meat. Turning the skins into Wuggs enables us to close the loop and value add this great product, rather than sending them to landfill (which breaks our hearts)
Wuggs are lined with wallaby fur, which ‘breathes’ and allows moisture to dissipate. The result is no sweat and total comfort, especially if you wear them without socks!
100% Australian made
When we began our journey, we were adamant that our Wuggs be made in Australia. This provides local jobs, and ensures a local attention to detail. Wuggs are made to the same size patterns as all other shoes. (See our size chart for the right fit for you.)
A great back story
Wuggs is an off-shoot of Lenah Game Meats, which was established in 1992 by John & Katrina Kelly and Sally Bruen. Lenah’s vision was to develop an industry based on the animals which belong on our land and to which our land is adapted.
OUTSIDE / LEATHER SIDE
Wallaby leather is incredibly soft
The collagen fibres within wallaby hide are fine, concentrated, highly uniform, and parallel to the surface of the skin, unlike the irregular bundled fibres of other leather. This tightly woven structure means that wallaby leather can be thinner and therefore softer, yet retain much more strength than is possible with other leather.
Sustainability is central to everything we do. Wallaby skins are a by-product of our meat production, and we utilize the wallaby resource responsibly. Every aspect of our harvest and production is tightly controlled by the government to ensure it’s sustainable and humane.
Reinforced heel for support
Wuggs are designed with comfort in mind. The shape is made with a reinforced heel to help support your feet, and a sturdier seam for a longer-lasting boot.
Authentic hot iron brand
Wuggs are possibly the most unique footwear on the market, and to enhance their personal appeal we hand-brand each one with a hot-iron brand.
‘Love at first touch’ guarantee
We have a ‘love at first touch’ guarantee. If you don’t fall in love with your Wuggs at first touch, we’ll take them back – no questions asked.