MOLLOY & SONS – DONEGAL TWEED

This year I’ve promised myself that I’ll endeavour to get out of my habit of daily denim and wear more wool/tweed tailored trousers.

I think the current menswear trend of more tailored, sartorial basics is great; but when it comes to tweed, quality and craftsmanship is of the utmost importance.

With all of this in mind, check out this fantastic feature from Nowness on Donegal weavers Molloy & Sons.

The beauty in this craft is awe-inspiring, and seeing the work that goes into creating the fabric proves that Sean and Kieran Molloy have weaving in their blood.

Unlike, say, Harris Tweed, Donegal Tweed doesn’t have the protection of an association so the work that Molloy & Sons do is regularly imitated (often poorly) by clothing manufacturers in countries like Turkey or Italy.  Despite all of this, Sean and Kieran have a great passion for their craft and are hoping to expand from supplying the fashion industry by gradually developing their own clothing items, for sale through the contact section of their website.  I for one can’t wait to see what the pieces will look like.

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