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

Autumn / Winter 2013 collection in Tokyo

11th February 2013

Autumn / Winter 2013 collection in Tokyo
Following the successful shows in Firenze and Berlin, this week finds us in Tokyo where Miyamoto-san has arranged an exquisite presentation as we meet with our Japanese customers. We look forward to enjoying our days of meetings but also the local culinary delights in the evening. 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

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Autumn / Winter 2013

21st January 2013

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Autumn / Winter 2013
Fishing was the story at Pitti this year, with all the equipment appropriately knitted up in bright colours to complement our 100 year old sweater, the Corrán Cam (lit. Crooked sickle, or Zig Zag) pattern which we revived with added colour.It was great to catch up with clients from all over the world, when we... read more

The Heritage Post

21st January 2013

The Heritage Post
The Heritage Post is a new german culture magazine for men. Focusing on authenticity, heritage and originality they feature unique crafted products. We were delighted to be featured in their latest volume. theheritagepost.com read more

DruidMurphy — Have we time for dessert?

28th September 2012

DruidMurphy — Have we time for dessert?
Following a busy year with productions in London and New York, Druid’s long association with Inis Meáin continued as the DruidMurphy production of “Conversations on a Homecoming” came to Inis Meáin. Ní gá a rá go raibh an-oíche drámaíochta ann, agus an-oíche comhluadair, ceoil agus ceiliúrtha ina dhiaidh. My favourite story of the evening was... read more

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Spring / Summer 2013

19th June 2012

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Spring / Summer 2013
Ba dheas an t-athrú ar aeráid an oileáin é tuirlingt i mbrothall Firenze le teocht 30 céim celsius…ar feadh thart ar chúig nóiméad! But we acclimatised and got down to work and had a great show.  A wonderful colour picture from 1973 taken by Chris Rodmell of harvesting the rye was the splendid backdrop to... read more

Any Colour You Want

17th May 2012

Any Colour You Want
“You can have any colour you like, as long as it’s black (or white)”, to paraphrase Henry Ford. Fortunately, even the traditional dyeing techniques gave us a slightly broader range of colours for our knitwear although more and more we are now experimenting with natural undyed yarns also. Two of the protegés in the R&D... read more