Before having named Irish sweaters by fashion industry and designers, the origin name derives from Aran Jumper. Aran itself was taken from Aran Island in the west coast of Ireland. This traditional sweater is 100% made in wool and the color is off-white just like a sheep’s wool color. The unique thing of this sweater is they use certain kind of wool which makes it water resistant. Back then, the wives of islander mostly knitted for their husbands and later on it was done by local sailors.
What about the Modern Irish Sweaters Today?
Usually well-known brands already have a third party to do their projects that is factories. And of course, a factory produces mass product, they do not made it in hand. So for the knitting products, they use knitting machine or hand loom. To keep the originality, some are manufactured in Ireland and maybe the rest of them are manufactured in China or any other countries,
How to Style Irish Sweaters?
Surprisingly, the Irish sweaters now come in various colors, even green one. Unfortunately the bright colors seem to look more suitable for women. Normally you can mix and match the Irish sweaters with your jeans and sneakers or with your skirt and you will look very classic.