About urban aran

Urban Aran is an innovative Irish knitwear brand based in Waterford, founded by Christine Murphy. We create made-to-last timeless designs inspired by traditional Aran knitting techniques in vibrant colours, featuring modern visuals. Our designs draw inspiration from contemporary elements, initially inspired by street art and urban landscapes, and now featuring typography and digital art. 

Since 2021, Urban Aran has been bringing out one Autumn-Winter collection a year. Initially, the designs were manufactured in the Netherlands, until 2023, when the entire collection was manufactured in Ireland and it stays this way. 

All pieces are made with 100% pure fine merino wool, that is traceable and certified. The origin and quality of the wool we work with is at the center of the brand, we don’t work with any synthetics and make sure the collection is as durable as it sustainable. 

Our sustainable efforts have been recognized. Urban Aran is an award-winning sustainable brand. We have been finalists at Drapers Sustainable Awards, Guaranteed Irish Awards, Irish Design Institute Awards, Waterford GLAS Awards and DCCI Awards. Urban Aran has also recently won the Google You’re the Business award and the Business of the Year from Network Waterford. We are always aiming to improve our business with these acolites. Urban Aran is in constant development.