Looking for something smart and sophisticated? We’ve got you sorted! This reversible purple colour block throw is the one for you. Made from 100% lambswool and finished with a roll fringe. This stunning throw will create a tranquil and cosy atmosphere at the comfort of your home!
This blanket is approx.140cm x 180cm and weighs 0.65kg.
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Foxford Woollen Mills – woven in the west of Ireland.
A woman by the name of Agnes Morrogh-Bernard founded one of Ireland’s best loved brands. Raised in to a life of privilege, she turned her back on this life and joined the Sisters of Charity. At the age of 50 she arrived in Foxford Co. Mayo and subsequently had an ingenious idea, to build a woollen mill powered by its waters. Irish man, Michael Davitt, helped Sr. Anges make an important connection to a Mill owner in Co. Tyrone. The business flourished, and even a fire in 1907 wasn’t enough to close it. 220 people were employed over the first 90 years in the mill creating rugs and woven cloth.
The fabric for every Garda uniform in the state rolled off the looms at the Foxford Mill. The mill was and still is the heartbeat of the town of Foxford. Without a doubt it proved to be a lifeline for families through emigration. As the years went on, the new demand for synthetic bedding, such as the duvet, had a disastrous effect on the woollen mills. In 1987, the gates were closed and receivers were unfortunately brought in.
Foxford Woollen Mills as we know it today.
Joe Queenan was the man who helped Foxford Woollen Mills rise from the ashes. Unemployment levels were at record highs in Ireland, but the mill was still important as an employer. Joe along with the help of others, shared Mother Agnes vision and kept the mill alive. Renowned Irish designer Helen McAlinden joined forces with Foxford and drew and still does draw inspiration from the colours of the rugged West of Ireland landscape.
Many famous faces have shared in the history of Foxford, including Michael Collins, Mary Robinson along with James Joyce. Nowadays this mill that was a much-needed lifeline to so many locally has become more than just manufacturing. It is now a lifestyle brand, in addition to their shopping locations they offer tours and a café experience.