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 overview of the knitting traditions of Inis Méain and how we have creatively interpreted these to design and produce our collections.
It was also a chance to ‘set the record straight’ on the differences between the decorative knitwear that Ireland has become famous for and our more authentic approach to producing designs based on everyday restrained workwear.
Photographs by Yusuke AbeBack