From jumpers to throws, these unique Irish-made textile businesses will make you appreciate each and every thread
Feeling like wearing wool and cashmere or linen and alpaca? After spending more time in our homes and looking for quality products, these previous Textile Category winners and runners-up from our Irish Made Awards give you the ultimate choice and luxury to pick something special for your home and wardrobe.
We are thrilled to welcome Magee 1866 to the Irish Made Awards 2022 as our Textiles Category sponsor. Magee 1866 is a fifth-generation Irish family business with over 150 years’ experience in designing, weaving and tailoring luxurious fabrics and clothing in Donegal. They are proud to support a tradition of weaving and manufacturing textiles in the northwest of Ireland, bringing a contemporary edge to an age-old craft.
Have you got a textiles business based here in Ireland? Be sure to enter the Irish Made Awards now! Deadline is midnight on 31 May 2022. For details on how to enter, see the Awards page, and FAQs here.
Meet the past Textile winners and runners-up of the Irish Made Awards:
Avoca Ireland: Our 2021 award winner was Avoca Ireland. Derived from the old Irish word abhoca meaning ‘little treasure’, the Avoca weaving mill is a gem tucked away in the rural Avoca village, Co. Wicklow. They produce a range of gorgeous and tactile throws, from Donegal yarn to mohair. Whether you’re looking for a pop of colour for the couch or looking to drape an armchair with a cosy neutral, Avoca’s collection is one worth checking out.
Foxford Woollen Mills: Our Irish Made Award 2020 winner was Foxford Woollen Mills, who are nestled alongside the majestic flow of the mighty River Moy and the magnificent peaks of the Ox and Nephin Mountains. The business takes all its history, passion and craftsmanship so you can pick up some of our most timeless pieces for your home or purchase those special gifts. Pick up this set of affordable bed linen made from 100% cotton.
Irish Linen House: Our 2019 Irish Made Award winner was Irish Linen House. It is a family-run brand creating tableware from the finest sustainable Irish linen. Fusing a contemporary design aesthetic with a traditional textile and craftsmanship, their intricately embroidered designs tell stories inspired by Ireland’s natural beauty, Celtic art and mythology.Looking for luxurious linen napkins? Check out the ones below.
STABLE of Ireland: 2021’s runner-up was STABLE of Ireland, an Irish company that specialises in designing collections using Irish fabrics, in particular, Irish linen and handwoven tweeds. They created The Swim Collection in response to the huge uptake in sea swimming in the past year. The collection is made from heavyweight, textured linen, and starts at €35. It consists of a tote bag, turban, towel, and waterproof bag.
Jennifer Slattery Textiles: Our 2020 Irish Made Awards runner-up was Jennifer Slattery Textiles. The business creates timeless products from Irish linen and lambswool. From napkins and table runners to shirts and scarfs, each piece is made in Ireland and hand-finished in The Old Butcher’s Studios in Smithfield, Dublin 7. Get this one of a kind table runner below.
Cushendale Woollen Mills: Cushendale Woollen Mills was our 2019 runner-up. Six generations of the Cushen family have devoted themselves to crafting superior quality textiles in the small town of Graiguenamanagh from the 18th century to the present day. Today Philip Cushen and his daughter Miriam carry the torch of this incredible Irish business.Stay cosy with this luxury soft cosy lambswool scarf.