Handwoven Donegal tweed, from the North West of Ireland
Donegal tweed is a handwoven cloth tweed manufactured in County Donegal, in the north west of Ireland. Like Harris tweed of the Outer Hebrides, Donegal has for centuries been producing tweed from local materials. Sheep thrive in the hills and bogs of Donegal, and plants such as blackberries, fuchsia, gorse (whins), and moss provide dyes.
Donegal tweed is slightly different to Harris tweed, it’s a little bit softer to touch and also has specks of colour called “flaws” which aren’t noticeable from a distance but up close give the cloth character. As a result, no two pieces of Donegal tweed are ever the same.