It was an accident of war that brought Gerd Hay-Edie to settle in Ireland in 1947. By 1949 Gerd had established what would one day become her beloved Mourne Textiles, the design workshop at Killowen on the side of the Mourne Mountains overlooking Carlingford Lough. Inspiration, for Gerd, lay in every direction.
From 1953-1963 Mourne Textile’s production had been predominently furnishing upholstery fabrics and rugs, but during 1963-73, it increasingly produced apparel tweeds.
Fast forward to today, and you’ll find Gerd’s grandson Mario in the very same studio, carrying on this rich legacy. Using some of Gerd’s original looms and equipment, they’ve been able to reinvent these iconic designs in a modern collection of tweed textiles.