Irish Linen


Magee 1866

 “Linen is one of the oldest fabrics in the world and the history of weaving linen in Ireland goes back hundreds of years. It has many sustainable values as it uses considerably less water than cotton, for example, and will grow on poor land. Flax, the crop it is made from, is really versatile too because it is cultivated for yarn and food (this is where linseed comes from). We have been designing and weaving Irish Linen at our mill in Donegal since 1975. It’s cool, fresh properties make linen a great summer go-to fabric.”

- Patrick Temple, CEO Magee Weaving, 5th Generation Family Member and President of the Irish Linen Guild

Magee 1866

 “Linen is one of the oldest fabrics in the world and the history of weaving linen in Ireland goes back hundreds of years. It has many sustainable values as it uses considerably less water than cotton, for example, and will grow on poor land. Flax, the crop it is made from, is really versatile too because it is cultivated for yarn and food (this is where linseed comes from). We have been designing and weaving Irish Linen at our mill in Donegal since 1975. It’s cool, fresh properties make linen a great summer go-to fabric.”
- Patrick Temple, CEO Magee Weaving, 5th Generation Family Member and President of the Irish Linen Guild

Magee 1866 X Irish Linen

Our ethos as a company has always been to use natural fibres in our collections, predominantly we weave wool for Donegal Tweeds at our mill but for spring and summer Irish linen is renowned worldwide.

Renewable and biodegradable, linen comes from an all-natural source, offering a rich, soft feeling that cannot be imitated by manmade fibres. It is also truly sustainable - requiring less water and land to grow than cotton, for example and it can be processed without chemicals.

Magee 1866
Magee 1866

We know linen can be divisive due to its tendency to crease, but for us this is one of its charms, a unique characteristic that we should embrace. The relaxed look of linen and its natural cooling properties make it the ideal choice for pieces we wear close to our skin like shirts and tops.

Magee 1866 X Irish Linen
Magee 1866
Magee 1866
Magee 1866 X Irish Linen

Our collections also feature styles in Irish Linen from Baird McNutt, another long-established mill who design in the harbour village of Downings in County Donegal and weave in their historic mill in County Antrim.

As with all our pieces, our styles in Irish Linen styles are made in the highest quality and designed to last, if you care for linen correctly you will have it for many, many years.