Magee 1866 was founded on handwoven tweed over 150 years ago. This hardwearing, coarse fabric was handwoven in Donegal by part-time fishermen/farmers and part-time weavers in the late 1800’s — early 1900’s. It was an ideal fabric for dissipating the damp and cold weather, so often found in North-west Ireland.
Handweaving is a skill that has been passed down through the generations. It is suggested that the art of weaving dates back to the Paleolithic era, although there is little evidence to support this, however woven linen cloth has been found dating back to the Neolithic period. While there may be a few thousand years in the debate as to when weaving was first developed, we know for a fact it is a reassuringly ancient skill and craft!