Bowron Sheepskins

Founded in 1879, Bowron Sheepskins have been hand crafted with pride by G.L.BOWRON & CO. LTD. New Zealand since two brothers, George and William Bowron, master tanners of Yorkshire, England, set sail for Christchurch in the new colony of New Zealand. They were to embark on a new life and carve out their personal dream of developing and opening up a tannery bearing their own name.

At the time, the population of Christchurch was a modest 29,000 but already the surrounding province of Canterbury was considered to be the leading agriculture center of New Zealand, renowned for the quality of its sheep flocks. As the small tannery flourished in Christchurch, a family tradition of excellence in lambskin and sheepskin tanning and manufacturing began.