What is Magee Tweed?
Magee 1866 stands for the connection of Irish tradition with modern design. Magee has lived up to the claim of sustainability for 150 years: Magee has always been working with renewable energy sources and biodegradable materials. These are sustainable just because of their very long durability.
Magee is particularly well known for its bright and colorful tweed fabrics. These include not only heavy, traditional fabrics, but also modern and luxurious textures. Thereby, with these fabric can be produced elegant high-quality coats, as well as trendy jackets, waistcoats and accessoires.
The Magee Tweed Story
Magee's story began in the early 1860, when John Magee offered his hand-woven Tweed fabrics for the first time at the Aldara Market in County Donegal. Donegal Tweed is a virgin wool, known for its sometimes rough structures in "salt and pepper" or herringbone. Magee is inspired by the rough coasts and landscapes of County Donegal. This "iconic" fabric is still the main pillar of Magee. In the course of the 20th century Magee developed from hand looms to fully automated weaving looms.
Today it is the greatest weaving mill in the north-west of Ireland and closely related to the traditions of County Donegal. Already in the 19th century, John Magee opened a shop for Tweed fabrics in Donegal Town. This first business is still in the same place today. John's second degree nephew was born in 1913 above this business and took over the company's leadership in 1930. Meanwhile, the company is led by the fourth and fifth generation.