Inis Meáin

Before landing facilities were improved on Inis Meáin 20 years ago, all cargo was rowed in and out by currach (the island fishing craft), from the ferry anchored offshore. After each trip the currach had to be hauled up and carried to safety – hence the company logo. The island fishermen had to do the same with currach, gear and catch in all weather.

Clothes were mainly knitted garments and handwoven tweeds made for work, and to protect the fishermen from wind, rain and sea spray. Padding and patches were added to garments to protect the body.

Inis Meáin moved up! The wool used, the melanges of the yarn, the position in the market. This resulted in a better product, again a great collection offered this season by Frans Boone Store



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