McConnell is the flagship brand for the award winning Áine Knitwear, McConnell menswear and McConnell Living brands under the umbrella of McConnell Wollen Mills Ltd. Ireland.
Designer Anne McConnell was Fashion Category Winner and Overall Winner for Best Product Award and Design Ireland Winner at Showcase 2018 , organised by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Considered by many of her peers as one of the most influential Irish Knitwear designers of her time. Anne is best known for her “Knitwear as Art Work” approach to her craft of making wearable art that is contemporary , looks good and most importantly , makes the wearer feel good as well.
McConnell creations are “ A Study of Irish Heritage in Form” – inspired by the classical and modern - from art, literature ,music, architecture and nature we make knitwear that are stunning textural statements that appeal both to eye and touch continuing Irish knitwear heritage for generations to come.
McConnell, as a brand , is a promise and as such , integrity is the heart of our brand.
To ensure success , McConnell chooses to only to work with specialty and boutique shops and organizations such as Kilkenny Design Centre , House of Ireland , GlenAran and Daimaru that are like us , passionate about what they do.
We believe that being professional and personable plays a key part in understanding and satisfying our customers. We have a loyal customer base in Ireland , Europe, Japan and USA. by ensuring all our local and international clients are looked after satisfactorily by having our creations made exclusively in Ireland , by a full Irish workforce to ensure quality control is consistent and customers get exactly what they see on our label. It is this attention and care about how each customer feels, is what drives McConnell to exceed industry benchmarks and continue making what people love.