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Donegal tweed company Magee 1866 is reinventing the iconic fabric for contemporary style seekers, with peerless suiting for men and women and a luxurious, more casual line in womenswear

Mark the words: Magee 1866 is an Irish design company on the considerable up. The Donegal-headquartered, fifth-generation family business has been hiring, designing and spreading the word with gusto in recent months; as sales development manager Rosy Temple tells the Magazine, “We may be 152 years old, but we recognise the importance of being ahead of the curve.” New lines have been added, she says, the e-commerce team expanded, international textile fairs attended and “we also see a bright future in bricks and mortar retail”. Translated? More stores coming soon.

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