Inspiration - Donegal Tweed
Thursday, 8th Sep 2011
A key inspiration for this season's Authentic knitwear is Donegal tweed; a fabric with centuries of history created through skilled craftsmanship, passed down from generation to generation. Known for its rich texture, the Donegal tweed's unique speckled appearance was originally created by hand-weaving wool from household sheep, coloured using natural dyes. The very first Donegal tweeds would take colours from the local surroundings - purples taken from blackberries and yellows from organic gorse - to create the mottled cloth.
A close up look at the AW11 Donegal tweed inspired crew neck sweater.
Inspired by this unique heritage, our designers played with new knitwear styles and used soft lambswool to create men's and women's crew neck jumpers for AW11. Perfect layered over a brushed cotton check shirt or a long sleeve pique jersey, these styles are ideal for the colder weather that's started to creep in.