Donegal Tweed Throws

Our throws are crafted using thick wool from Donegal and finished in a traditional weave, giving the beautiful texture that we all love from a Donegal tweed throw. The blankets are warm and comfortable, perfect as a couch throw or on a bed, and are finished with beautiful tassels, adding extra character.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Donegal Tweed Throws

Browse the Avoca range of Donegal tweed throws. These throws are distinctive in appearance characterized by colourful specks or flecks of contrasting yarns that are woven into the fabric. The flecks are typically created using different-coloured threads, often in earthy tones such as greens, blues, browns, and greys, which give Donegal tweed its unique and visually appealing texture.

  • What makes Donegal tweed unique?

    There are several characteristics which make Donegal tweed unique;

    Heritage and Tradition: Donegal tweed has a rich history that dates back centuries. It is deeply rooted in the Irish tradition of handweaving and is closely associated with the rugged landscapes and rural communities of County Donegal.

    Variegated Appearance: Donegal tweed is well-known for its variegated appearance, with its colourful specks or "flecks" of yarn giving it a recognisable pattern.

    Durability and Warmth: Donegal tweed is renowned for its durability and warmth. The dense weave and high-quality wool used in its production make it suitable for cold and harsh weather conditions.

  • Are Donegal tweed throws suitable for outdoor use?

    Yes, Donegal tweed throws are suitable for outdoor use in certain situations. Whilst primarily for indoor use, a Donegal tweed throw can be used to keep you warm on summer evenings when the temperature drops. However, these throws should not be exposed to prolonged moisture as the tweed may absorb water and take a long time to dry.

  • Are Donegal tweed throws eco-friendly or sustainable?

    Whilst not officially eco-friendly or sustainable, Donegal tweed throws do have some characteristics that align with sustainability principles.

    Natural fibres – Donegal tweed throws are typically made from 100% wool, which is natural, renewable and biodegradable.

    Longevity – Donegal throws are known for their durability and longevity. They can last for years and years, so you don’t need to replace them.

    Reduced chemical input – Compared to synthetic fabrics, wool production requires fewer chemical use.