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Business description

The company was originally established by Mrs Molly Cullen in 1957. 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’s sons John and Paul along with her grandson Niall are the present owners of the company. All involved are naturally proud of the long knitting tradition in the Cullen family.
That’s the story of how West End Knitwear began.

Today, it is one of the biggest knitwear manufacturers in Ireland, it’s a modern company with a young, energetic workforce.

Products and services

All our Aran Craft garments are knitted using the highest quality merino wool, or pure new wool. We manufacture Ladies, Gents and Children’s Sweaters and Cardigans as well as accessories, hats, scarves and throws.

NUA, our newest range is knit using a combination of 90% Merino wool and 10% silk giving the garments a luxurious handle.

We have a large capacity in 3 and 5 gauge knitting. We produce for our own brand label Arancrafts and customers own brand labels, this is an important part of our business.

Value proposition

We design, manufacture and sell high quality knitwear at competitive prices.

Standards and certificates

  • “Textiles, Apparel and accessories supplier of the year” “Hottest Product of the year” by the North American Celtic Trade Association, NASTA

Key partners

• Donegal Yarns

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