The People Behind the Brand

20th September 2018

The People Behind the Brand
Launching our portrait series on instagram, an introduction to the people behind the brand. Cniotáil Inis Meáin was founded on the island in 1976 by Tarlach de Blacám and Áine Ní Chongaile, inspired by the unique spirit, environment and heritage of the place. When the couple  married in 1973, they were determined to make their... read more

Fisherman’s Sweater

4th September 2017

Fisherman’s Sweater
The tradition of the Aran workwear sweater where island women folk knited sweaters for their fishermen husbands and family is well known. For this collection Inis Meáin challenged Lucy Downes of Sphere One, a modern knit design label, to come up with a new Aran. While the intricate cabling of traditional Aran has been often... read more

How To Spend It – Storm Jacket Feature

21st November 2016

How To Spend It – Storm Jacket Feature
The signature piece of our Autumn/Winter 2016 collection – The Storm Jacket – was recently featured in The Financial Times How to spend it supplement. This piece was inspired by jackets made for island weather, especially the harsh winter storms. A key feature is the extra layer of knit on the shoulders for warmth and protection... read more

INIS MEÁIN X Bonne Gueule

20th October 2016

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the French Fashion Blog Bonne Gueule to launch an exclusive INIS MEÁIN Shawl collar cardigan. This style is crafted in Donegal Yarn and uses the unique Beairtíní stitch. Benoit Wojtenka and Geoffrey Bruyere of Bonne Gueule came to visit Inis Meáin for two days to learn in... read more

In the Press

29th April 2016

In the Press
Our latest pub-jackets are favourites from the collection with everybody for Spring/Summer 2016. In 100% Organic Pima Cotton in BARNEYS and in 100% Linen in MATCHES FASHION and Damien Foxe selected Linen Military Khaki for his photoshoot for the Financial Times. Our Donegal Linen T Shirt was also a huge favourite. See BARNEYS photo Barneys... read more

Arctic Fashion — Monocle 68

25th October 2013

Arctic Fashion — Monocle 68
Its always nice to be featured in one of our favourite magazines. The latest issue of Monocle (No. 68, November 2013) has a great fashion briefing — Knits, hats gloves, backpacks everything you need for an arctic winter, plus retailers and labels to watch. Lovely to see our sweaters among the selection. read more

Irish Knitwear and Heritage Seminar

20th September 2013

Irish Knitwear and Heritage Seminar
The Inis Méain Knitting Company were recently invited to make a presentation at the Irish Knitwear & Heritage Seminar and the launch of “Harris Tweed & Aran Sweater” by Yoshimi Hasegawa. The event took place at the Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo, hosted by the Ambassador John Neary. We had the opportunity to present an... read more

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Spring / Summer 2014

30th June 2013

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Spring / Summer 2014
The flora of Inis Meáin is always an inspiration when we prepare the Spring Collection. This year we used some of Sarah Walker’s paintings of fields of Montbretia, Meadowsweet and various Orchids as a colour theme for the collection. We showed some of Sarah’s paintings at the stand and they attracted a lot of attention.... read more

Inis Meáin on 5th Avenue

30th May 2013

Inis Meáin on 5th Avenue
One of our customers stopped to send us a quick picture from Sunny New York city this week of the Bergdorf Goodman shop window on Fifth Avenue. We thought that taking your time to enjoy the sun and relax, even in the midst of the busy pedestrians, was a very Inis Meáin thing to do!... read more

Bread & Butter Berlin

24th January 2013

Bread & Butter Berlin
We began showing at Bread & Butter, Berlin 4 years ago and we are now getting to know and meet new clients in Northern Europe, UK, Holland, Scandinavia, the Baltic States and of course Germany. This is a real fun place to show with great energy and a relaxed atmosphere. We photographed Aimar Berg &... read more