The Irish linen industry of today is proud of its past, but prefers to look to the future. The past is a place of interest, but the present and planning for our future is our reality.
Often our history can work to our disadvantage, because so much time is spent there by so many people they can lose sight of the fact there is still a modern Irish linen industry today.
Flax and linen is tied to the history of Ireland. Industrialized in the 19th century, it grew into one of the leading industries on the island. Playing a major role throughout the centuries in both economy and politics. Especially influential during the World Wars of the 20th Century, supplying important war materials in the form of rope, blackout sheets, aeroplane fabrics all made from Irish Linen. Explore more of the relationship between Ireland and Linen below.