Arans of Ireland was inspired from our passion of Ireland and the beautiful crafts and traditions this island has to offer. We believe in providing you, our customer with the highest quality Authentic Irish Sweaters that is only produced in Ireland. We have chosen the best designers and manufacturers who believe in staying true the the original design of the Irish Aran Sweater. They produce the finest Irish sweaters and the most beautiful designs. To insure your Irish Aran Sweater is truly Irish, Arans of Ireland will only ever work with Irish designers and Manufactures who produce Authentic Irish Sweaters. Arans of Ireland are proud to be able to bring to you the most beautiful designs as well as the most loved traditional Aran sweater for you to love for years to come. Whether your looking for a small piece of Irish heritage, or you just love our designs, there is nothing like being wrapped up warm in a little piece of Ireland.
Arans of Ireland is a Irish family run store we are based in the kings county, County Meath. We are lucky to be surrounded buy some of the most beautiful heritage sites in Ireland. Tara Hill, Newgrange the Boyne Valley and Trim Castle to name but a few. You can see how we are so easily inspired by our Irish Heritage.
We strive to make your shopping experience a good one every time you visit us. We are here to help you along the way. If there is something you would like to know please ask. If you need help with your order please ask. If we could do it better please let us know. We are here for you. We are small but we will always do our very best to make you feel at home.
Where did the Aran Sweater come from?
In rural Ireland, of the west coast of Ireland lies the Aran Islands with its rugged coastline, is where the Aran knitting craft was born. With the use of Ireland's own produce, and skill of its people, the Aran sweater was created at first for fishermen. As the story goes every Aran sweater had its own family design, that way family members could be identified by the pattern or the dropped stitch in there sweater if there had been an accident at sea. Nowadays the Aran sweater, although still using the traditional stitches, had been transformed into modern styles.
International Chic with a Irish Touch.
It was in 1950 that the jumper came to worldwide attention when style icon and legendary beauty Grace Kelly was pictured wearing an Aran sweater, as later was Steve McQueen. From there, Aran patterns were featured in Vogue Magazine in 1956 and the concept started to take off. A dedicated cottage industry sprang up in the 1970s with companies setting up shop on Inis Mór, the largest of the islands. The Aran is a wonderful symbol of Ireland.
Nowadays, the majority of Aran jumpers are produced on the mainland as the islands no longer farm sheep’s wool in sufficient quantities to keep up with demand.
But with international designers now featuring Aran patterns as a matter of course, and with endorsements from the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne, the jumper’s popularity is here to stay.
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