Our Story


 
Our Story

 

Magee was established in 1866 by John Magee, as a small drapers shop in Donegal, Ireland, buying and selling handwoven tweeds. In 1900 Robert Temple bought the business and today the 3rd and 4th generation Temple family are at the helm – Lynn, Charlotte and Paddy.

Magee are still designing and weaving luxury fabrics in Donegal – the ever-changing land and seascapes surrounding Donegal inspire colours and designs. In 2015 Magee acquired Robert Noble, a Scottish mill established in 1666. We use the finest of yarns – cashmere, lambswool, alpaca, silk and linen. These fabrics are used for men and women’s apparel and home furnishing. We still maintain a small hand-weaving business – fabrics are a far cry from the coarse tweeds of the 1800’s, today they are woven using luxury yarns, resulting in a beautifully soft handle.

In 2013 we launched the Magee accessory collection – luxury products designed and made in Ireland and the UK. Home interiors include throws, candles and cushions. Accessories for men and women – pashminas, scarves and bags. These products are available to buy online or in one of our stores.

Every Magee collection, whether fabric, garment or accessory is designed to reflect our distinctive heritage with a contemporary twist.

Magee are unique in the fact that we incorporate many of these fabrics into seasonal men and women’s lifestyle collections. We have been specialising in tailored garments for over 100 years and in latter years we have developed a more casual offering. These collections are available online or in one of our stores and from selected stockists in the UK, Ireland and EU – for more details on where to buy or to be a Magee stockists please contact info@magee1866.com.

Magee fabrics are available to buy online or for wholesale enquires please email us at admin@mageeweaving.com.

Magee 1866 Family 2016
 
Magee 1866 Women's Joyce Jacket
 
Magee 1866 Men's SS16 150th Tweed Suit
 
Magee 1866 Fabric