We operate a complete vertical production process from raw wool, through dyeing, blending, carding and spinning to a finished multi-colour flecked yarn targeted at the weaving, knitting and craft industries. All products are made in Ireland with production carried out in our wool spinning mill in Kilcar, Co Donegal, Ireland.
The company sells directly to weavers and knitters on the Irish market and internationally.
A team of craftsmen and technicians, using skills handed down through generations, work to produce these unique yarns. Most of our employees have been with the company for many years and some are 2nd/3rd generation workers with the company, including our Dye house manager Joseph O’Donnell and our Carding engineer Timmy O’Driscoll who took over the position from his father.
At the plant, we combine the use of traditional and state of the art machinery. That ensures that the quality of our yarns is consistent. This marriage of the old and new also makes for an easy production process compliant with the latest standards . There is no compromise on quality and the tradition is maintained.
We use only natural fibres and source the finest wools from New Zealand, Australia and other international sources of quality fibre. We also process Cashmere, Mohair, Alpaca, Angora and other noble fibres for our luxury blends.
Since 2013 the company has been actively working to reinstate Irish wools into our supply base. We are continually collaborating with both farmers and merchants in Ireland to develop ‘Genuine Irish Wools’.
We take immense pride in the quality and heritage of our product. All manufacturers using our Donegals in their products are licensed and issued with ‘Certificates of Origin’ guaranteeing that the product you purchase contains the genuine, unique, natural and original “Donegal” manufactured by Donegal Yarns, the home of Donegal tweed effect yarns.