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The main materials used to make pullovers, cardigans and waistcoats are wool and cotton.
The Celtic Alliance range offers quality Celtic-style clothing that combines tradition and modernity with different styles and patterns that are characteristic of Celtic culture. The range includes pullovers made from 80% wool and 20% polyamide.
Best worn in winter or mid-season.
You can also find the Aran Woollen Mills brand, which offers wool pullovers that combine traditional and modern styles thanks to their finishes.
The wools used to make these pullovers are carefully selected and of very good quality. We have both merino and pure new wool pullovers.
Merino wool is soft, light and warm. Pure new wool has the advantage of being untreated to protect the fibre.
A short story about the cardigan
Essentially worn by British and French fishermen since the 17th century, the cardigan was named after James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, who became a hero in 1854 after bravely and selflessly leading the battle of Balaklava (Ukraine) during the Crimean War. In order to have more freedom of movement, he decided to slit the front of his jumper with his sword. He then gave his name to the front buttoned top he wore.
The cardigan can be worn both indoors and outdoors.
A short story about the Irish wool sweater
The woolen sweater also has its own little history.
Since its origins, the sweater has been a piece linked to clans and their identities. The various combinations of stitches on the garment are not random. They carry an important amount of information for those who are able to decipher them. Sweaters remain a historical record of the lives of knitters. On the islands, the patterns have been carefully preserved over the generations. They were often used to help identify the bodies of fishermen who had washed up on the beach after a shipping accident.