Aran Woollen Mills to launch consumer website and add 50 jobs in expansion plan

Mayo-based family company is due to be have a second manufacturing facility up and running in the area later this year

Vincent Hughes, owner Aran Woollen Mills: ‘We are excited to be able to explore this new route to market’. Picture: Michael McLaughlin

Aran Woollen Mills, which manufactures a range of clothing including the famous Aran jumper, is launching its first direct-to-consumer website this month.

The Mayo-based family company is embarking on a number of expansions, Vincent Hughes, the owner, said.

The company employs 100 people in Mayo, with plans to add a further 50 jobs over the next year.

It opened a new manufacturing facility in Belmullet last year and a second factory is due to be ...