KennedyAranKnitwear

Kennedy Aran Knitwear, Ardara- Genuine Irish Aran Goods

Donegal, Ireland

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Announcement    Welcome to the online shop of Irish knitwear manufacturer Kennedy Aran Knitwear, Ardara - run by Emma Kennedy. Continuing on the tradition of genuine Irish Aran Hand Knitwear production, that has been part of the Kennedy family for over 100 years and over 4 generations (the business Kennedy of Ardara was established by my great grandparents). We stock traditional and more contemporary Irish knitwear designs. Our guarantee is that you are being sold the genuine article. Hand knit locally following years of tradition. We continue to follow the 'cottage industry' model. Knitters make all the items in their own homes. 100% Hand Knit in Ireland. 100% Pure Wool (Donegal Yarns). 100% Irish.

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Last updated on Jan 6, 2021

Welcome to the online shop of Irish knitwear manufacturer Kennedy Aran Knitwear, Ardara - run by Emma Kennedy. Continuing on the tradition of genuine Irish Aran Hand Knitwear production, that has been part of the Kennedy family for over 100 years and over 4 generations (the business Kennedy of Ardara was established by my great grandparents). We stock traditional and more contemporary Irish knitwear designs. Our guarantee is that you are being sold the genuine article. Hand knit locally following years of tradition. We continue to follow the 'cottage industry' model. Knitters make all the items in their own homes. 100% Hand Knit in Ireland. 100% Pure Wool (Donegal Yarns). 100% Irish.

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About KennedyAranKnitwear

Sales 784
On Etsy since 2014

Genuine Aran Hand Knitwear Tradition

My family have been producing Genuine Irish Aran Hand-Knit Garments for over four generations. When my parents closed their retail store last year, I kept on the on-line aspect.
Our hand-knits are all 100% hand-made here in Ireland - between Donegal / Tyrone / Derry. We have about 30 knitters who continue the cottage industry tradition. I drop the wool to them in their homes with the detail of what is to be made, and several weeks later call and collect the items and give out more wool. I then drop garments to other ladies who join the garments together (if this is needed), carry out repairs, etc. I do the final quality checks, sewing on the buttons and labels, steam pressing the garments and preparing for dispatch.

I like to think that in a small way I am supporting in keeping the traditional cottage industry alive.

Our wool is from Donegal Yarns in Kilcar which is less than a half hour away from us. It is 100% pure wool and the traditional wool used for aran knitting.

Our guarantee is that these are Genuine Aran Hand Knit Garments. I so often see garments being 'passed off' as Irish hand-knits, that to a knowing eye are clearly machine knits, not made from pure wool, or not made in Ireland (the price usually gives this away). I have great pride in actual Genuine Irish Aran Hand Knitwear, and even if not buying from us, would ask that people do ask questions of other suppliers to ensure they are getting the genuine article. For the genuine article has been made by extremely talented ladies who put in hours of their time, using patterns (known by heart) and passed down through generations. The genuine article will be a hard wearing product that should be with you for many a day.

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  • Emma Kennedy

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2019
Welcome to Kennedy Aran Knitwear (Kennedy Irish Sweaters) from Ardara, Co.Donegal. We specialise in traditional Irish knitwear and woolen accessories. Our products are hand-knit in Co. Donegal following the 'cottage industry' tradition.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
When you purchase online, you have a statutory right to return a product up to 14 days after your order has been delivered. If the order has been dispatched, you can return the product to us and we will organise a refund.

Any original shipping fees or return shipping charges are non-refundable, unless the error was made on our part.

If a product is damaged or faulty please contact us and we will organise a replacement or refund.

Refunds will be made in accordance with the method of payment and will be made without undue delay on our part.

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Payment
Payment is accepted via credit card or paypal
Shipping
We will endeavor to deliver the products to you within 5 working days of your account order within the island of Ireland, and 10 days internationally. However, products are subject to availability and delays may sometimes occur that are outside of our control. Any dates specified for delivery are therefore approximate only.

Please note delivery times will take longer at the Christmas period and this is outside of our control. Please ensure you have ordered in sufficient time to allow for delivery pre Christmas.

Postage rates are as set out by the Irish postal service. Shipping to your region may be less than shown in the shipping calculator.

IF SHIPPING IS LESS, THEN WE WILL REFUND EXCESS POSTAGE TO YOU


If shipping is delayed for more than 21 days, you have the right to contact us and refuse to accept the products.In these circumstances, we will refund any money paid by you for those products and any delivery monies you have been charged.

However, we will not be responsible for any other losses, costs, damages or charges that you may suffer if we delay in supplying or do not supply those products. At the time of delivery, you will be required to validly sign-off on the delivery of the products, after which time the products become your sole responsibility.

PLEASE NOTE - WE USE STANDARD IRISH POSTAGE RATES ('AN POST' IS OUR POSTAL SERVICE). STANDARD RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRACKING NUMBERS. REGISTERED POST WILL PROVIDE TRACKING BUT IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EXPENSIVE. SHOULD YOU WISH YOUR GOODS TO BE SENT WITH TRACKING PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE CAN QUOTE YOU THE RATE.
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Customs and Import Taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.