Our Story

Our company, Luda Production, has been dedicated to making superior quality Australian Merino Sheepskin footwear, sheepskin rugs and accessories for over 40 years. We successfully sell our products within Australia. We wanted to create this new brand to share our sheepskin products with everyone, all over the world. So we came up with the Sheepskins Downunder brand, the names of our founders who immigrated to Australia from the Ukraine in 1980.

They brought with them their history and craftsmanship, we like to think of the old Russian Tale of Ruslan and Ludmila. The tale of two lovers who fight all odds and persevere till love champions, despite the many obstacles. Just like our founders who braved the journey to a new land, worked their way through the many challenges with the passion, love and dedication to each other and the craft of tanning and making real sheepskin products here in Australia.

Established in 1981, we’ve been proudly crafting an Australian icon for over 35 years at our former Brunswick factory. Today, we’re the only Australian sheepskin footwear manufacturer with our own tannery right here in Melbourne! Which means we are the only company that can guarantee our boots are 100% Australian made.  We believe customers have the right to know where their products come from. We cut, stitch and glue every pair of sheepskin boot here in Australia. We are proud of our land, our products, our people and our name!  

With over three generations of rich heritage, embodied by intricate craftsmanship, perseverance and hard work we continue to bring together pure Australian raw materials, and culture. Our family business represents an honest idea that still endures. It’s not just about using Australian materials because they’re authentic, or because they’re great quality.

It’s about keeping Australian heritage alive by crafting a pair of genuine sheepskin boots with care and creating something exceptional that will last, for generations to come.