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The History of Donegal Tweed

Donegal Tweed was first handwoven by Donegal fisherman around 150 years ago.

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Ideal for keeping out the cold and wet conditions of North West Ireland, Donegal Tweed is a fabric that’s evolved to be not only hardwearing and practical, but stylish, steeped in history, and with a personality of its own.

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A Weaver’s Tale

Weaving is an ancient skill that’s been passed down through the generations. Donegal Tweed is still woven and produced in Donegal today, and is one of the cornerstones of our collection.

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The Design from Donegal

The original Donegal Tweed used two distinctive designs -‘salt and pepper’, which had flecks of colour running through it, as seen in our Loren Dapple capes, and ‘herringbone’ which took inspiration from fish bones to create the unique pattern, now available in our Taylor capes.

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Donegal Tweed Today

The original Donegal Tweed designs have blossomed over time, but the heart of their character remains the same, making them the perfect fabric for our timeless, but modern, luxury capes.

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