Pulling the wool: There’s a surge in demand for Irish wool products, but are Aran jumpers and knits really made in Ireland?

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The Aran jumper is in the spotlight once again, thanks to Martin McDonagh’s hit film The Banshees of Inisherin. Colin Farrell’s jumpers, created by Wicklow knitter Delia Berry, have drawn as much attention as his Oscar-tipped performance, with knitwear stores reporting a spike in sales since the film’s release. It’s the latest Hollywood moment for Irish fashion: in recent years, Aran knits sparked headlines — and a sales boom — after being worn by Chris Evans in Knives Out and Taylor Swift for her Folklore album. Traditionally, Aran jumpers were made with thick, undyed wool from the Galway sheep, yet...