It has always been a long standing ambition to develop a fashion knitwear collection. Sometimes we find our dream career late in life. This is
What is Urban Aran?
Urban Aran is about connecting with the contemporary creative culture of Ireland through my love of textiles, luxury fabrics, use of bold colours, and colour reflecting landscapes. My debut wearables collection is inspired by the wonderful Waterford Walls initiative, a programme in Waterford city reflecting the Irish landscape through inspiring cultural and colourful art.
Urban Aran is a creative Irish knitwear brand that adapts that contemporary culture in it’s use of knitted techniques in colours and fabrics that represents differing Irish landscapes nationally. Urban Aran has been privileged to collaborate via bespoke commission’s with historic luxury destinations creating beautiful knitwear in line with their design aesthetic.
I have used bold and muted colours, aran and other knitting techniques to reflect the landscape of their historic presences while in contrast I have brought vibrant and bold but sophisticated colourways to my latest fashion collection inspired by the urban city art adorning the walls of Waterford, Ireland
The craft and fabrics of our collections are the utmost importance to us. Our design techniques are where possible fully fashioned, each individual knitwear piece is more engineered so no extra yarn is used and the pieces are knitted together at the seams instead of cutting and sewing unnecessarily causing wastage. Each piece is shaped using specific knitting techniques that we have studied and perfected through practice. We show the fully fashioned points on our garments as an important design feature standing for quality and a luxurious garment.
We source the highest quality mulesing free merino entirely made in Italy embodying best industrial knitwear traditions. Our yarns are traceability certified, our packaging is FSC certified and fully recyclable. We never stock or use synthetic fibres or plastic.