Avoca is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies. With an interesting and rich history, Avoca are still as passionate about design, originality, and quality as they were at the start.
In the beginning there was a mill at Avoca Village, Country Wicklow. Set up in 1723 as a co-operative where farmers could spin and weave their wool, the mill’s uncoloured yarn was turned into tweeds and blankets. However, colour soon came to Avoca as vivid natural vegetable dyes in reds, greens and yellows brightened the mill's output. These were soon recognised as Avoca Handweavers’ signature hues and the mill thrived through the 1920s and 30s. By the 1960s however, it had fallen into disrepair. Handweaving was dying and the looms grew largely silent. Until a young couple with a younger family took over in the mid-seventies and the rest is history.
Avoca’s approach is to try to avoid the average or ordinary. Instead they look for colour, life & happiness, and seek out the unusual and beautiful, their mission is to create joy and have fun. They keep their products unique by designing and innovating in-house, and nurturing relationships with like minded partners, such as organic farmers, potters and candlemakers.
Dedicated to being a bit different, Avoca home love detail, colour and whimsy, relishing in the unexpected and the smile of a discovery.