The Aran Sweater Market is based on the largest of the three Aran Islands, which is located off the western coast of Ireland. Renowned the world over, its quality and durability Aran Sweaters have been cherished by its customers for years.
The Aran Sweater Market is at the centre of the small Inis Mór Island economy, employing locals in all facets of its business.
It has grown from simple beginnings in 1892 to emerge as one of the most successful craft industries in the world. The Aran Sweater Market acts as a curator of this timeless island tradition as it continues to grow as an international fashion item.
Highly skilled knitting ladies from the islands and on the mainland supply our genuine Aran Sweaters, ensuring that our customers receive only the finest examples of Men’s Aran Knitwear, Woman's Aran Knitwear, Children's Aran Knitwear and House and Home crafts - while helping to preserve an old skill and craft.
As the demand for Aran Sweater Market products has increased so has our store locations with outlets at Shannon International Airport and on the Ring of Kerry in Killarney, Co. Kerry, bringing Irish sweaters to a greater audience.
We can promise that all our Arans are authentic, hand knit sweaters, created in the historical tradition by high skilled craftspeople.
All Aran knit garments at the Aran Sweater Market must pass the highest quality standards and are examined by hand, before being issued a signed and stamped “Certificate of Authenticity” which contains its own unique Registration number. This document officially certifies that your Irish Aran Sweater has been knitted using original Irish designs from the home of the Aran Sweater the Aran Islands. It also provides information on the symbolic meaning of each stitch used within Aran knitting.