Story: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

Skellerup gumboots

Skellerup gumboots

Skellerup has been a major manufacturer of rubber gumboots for the New Zealand market, including the Marathon brand, pictured here in a newspaper report about wet summer weather in January 1976. Skellerup’s most famous brand is Red Band, designed for New Zealand farmers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/0153/17

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Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Footwear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010