From jumpers to throws, these unique Irish-made textile businesses will make you appreciate each and every thread 

Photo: Foxford

Feeling like wearing wool and cashmere or linen and alpaca? As we are 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 2021 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 Monday June 7th. 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:

Textiles Zwartbles Ireland: Our 2018 Irish Made award winner was Zwartbles Ireland who make blankets and travel rugs that are woven to a traditional weight and have four white stripes which represent the Zwartbles sheep distinctive white markings. Try this gorgeous travel rug made from 97% Pure New Irish Zwartbles Wool.

Zwartables Travel Rug, €300

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. 

Irish Linen House, Adrieanna Napkins, €120

Cushendale Woollen Mills: Cushendale Woollen Mills is 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.

Cushendale Woollen Mills, Loam Turra Scarf, €45

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. 

FoxFord, White with Green Rolinio Oxford Pillowcase, €19 

 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. 

 

Irish Wildflower’ Irish Linen Table Runner, €86

McNutt of Donegal: Our 2017 Irish Made Award winner was McNutt of Donegal, established in 1953 who expertly weaves luxury homewares and fashion accessories in their family run mill in Co Donegal. Drawing inspiration from the rugged coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, their designs and collections echo the raw beauty of the Donegal landscape. Heading to a picnic? Bring this waterproof Wool picnic blanket with you. 

McNutt of Donegal, 100% Wool Picnic Blanket, €89.95