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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

KEEPING IRELAND ON TOP: WHOM YOU KNOW CELEBRATES IRISH STYLE INTELLIGENCE AND EXCELLENCE with the Highly Recommended z4631 Ladies Side Zip Coat in Wine, by West End Knitwear Since 1957 #BravetheCold #FASHIONALERT


Highly Recommended z4631 Ladies Side Zip Coat in Wine, by West End Knitwear

Molly Cullen, Founder of West End Knitwear

Irish Girls Rule. 
(But if you're reading us, you probably already know that.)
 That's a fact and when Peachy Deegan's Aunt & Godmother (same person) visited her at UCC in County Cork when she was a student, she later followed up with a T-shirt that said IRISH GIRLS RULE which we wear under our West End Knitwear...her mother was Peachy's grandmother who's pictured below, and who was 110% Irish American with all four grandparents born in Ireland and settled Bristol, Connecticut, land of ESPN 100 years earlier. 
Peachy and her Grammy on her 1st St. Patrick's Day, learning how important being Irish is!

Every day is St. Patrick's Day and a day to wear something fabulous crafted for you in Ireland.
Looking great is a 365 day a year goal.
Molly rules and we did not have the chance to know her, but we DO KNOW her two sons, Paul and John Cullen and Paul's sons, Barry and Niall Cullen, all current owners of West End Knitwear, which is Keeping Ireland on Top. So, whether you are Irish or just wish you were, you can achieve a stunning Irish look with West End Knitwear, made in Ireland.

Here's another fact.
Not only is it necessary to be gorgeous, but it is also necessary to be WARM.  Be warm in style: utilizing knit patterns traditional to Aran and Celtic design and layering in a modern shape with an angular zip style – this side zip coat is both unique and beautiful.  Knit in soft merino wool at a mill in County Kildare Ireland, you’ll stay warm and cozy when the weather gets chilly, and today chilly is an absolute understatement.

Its illustrious history includes the village of Monasterevin in the county of Kildare, Ireland.  It is the home of West End Knitwear Ltd. The company was originally established by Molly Cullen in 1957, after creating beautiful Aran designs with her mother and grandmother for many years. Molly’s dream was to incorporate a family knitting business whose heritage stretched back for over 100 years. Molly is the granddaughter of Kate O’Shea, who, in 1856, was the first craftswoman in Ireland to commercially market her robust, hand knitted woollens. Molly Cullen recognized a market for fashionable Aran style knitwear and established West End Knitwear Ltd in her home village of Monasterevin. 

Proud to keep the tradition alive, West End Knitwear Ltd was continued by Molly’s sons Paul and John Cullen who saw the opportunity to incorporate the best traditional aspects of their mother’s Aran sweaters into modern and fashionable styles. These new styles would come to recognize as the benchmark for modern Aran cable knit sweaters.
Early days of West End Knitwear Ltd in the 1960's
Today it is the biggest knitwear manufacturer in Ireland, with a vibrant workforce under Molly’s grandsons Niall and Barry Cullen. As the designers and producers of the finest quality Irish Aran Knitwear, the extensive range uses the traditional Irish Aran Stitches throughout these garments which are believed to bring luck, success and health to the wearer, ensuring we keep our long-treasured history of traditional Irish craft. 

West End Knitwear is conscious of its roots in the past; however, the company has its eyes firmly focused on the future. From its situation in the west end of Europe it takes pride in being the first company to manufacture garments which were originally designed for those engaged in a rugged, outdoor life. Some of these garments have been adapted for modern worldwide markets and are worn by men and women with pride and pleasure. 

Both our Aran Crafts and Nua collections are manufactured to the highest standards using the finest quality materials: merino wool, pure new wool, linen/cotton, cashmere and introducing new super-soft merino wool. We have a large capacity in 3 and 5 gauge knitting and we produce for customers own brand labels

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