The Aran Woollen Mills were founded in 1965 and are currently the largest home-based knitwear manufacturer in Ireland. We stock a selection of jumpers and cardigans for men, women and children along with accessories such as poncho capes and bobble hats all with a traditional Aran pattern
Westaway & Westaway have been stocking a selection of products made by the Aran Woollen Mills since 2020. All the products that we stock are made from pure supersoft merino. This yarn feels velvety soft to the touch, is warming and luxurious while staying true to the Aran tradition. It has been balanced perfectly and has the ability to serve the wearer through all seasons. It is a truly elegant and luxe yarn that gives each product a comforting feel.
Aran Jumpers have their origins with fishermen and other sea-fairing traditions. The various stitches and patterns used all have their owns names and some were worn to bring luck, some good fortune and even safety to the wearer. So, they are not purely warm hardy garments but also carry with them a certain amount of symbolism.