Many countries are famous for many things… with Ireland, one of those things is Tweed!
Historically, the county of Donegal, in the north-west of Ireland was famous for it’s tweed, and even today, Donegal Tweed is known world wide for it’s individuality, warmth and durability.
Weaving as a hand-craft, using wooden hand looms, is a skill that goes back many centuries in Donegal. Prior to the 18th century, linen was the predominant fabric woven in Ireland, but since then, it’s has been tweed that the weavers of Donegal have produced to the finest standards.
Inspired by the natural colours and tones found in the wild landscape of Donegal, like the yellow gorse, the earthy browns or the purple berries, the tradition and look of Donegal Tweed has not changed in centuries…