Rooted In The Past
Our story started back in 1893, when Denis Hanly and his son John set up a vertical woollen mill beside the Nenagh river, in a disused flour mill in Ballyartella, North Tipperary. Local farmers sold their fleeces to the mill, where wool was spun and carded and then woven into two main products of blankets and flannel fabric.
In 1950, a fire destroyed much of the factory, reducing it from six to two storeys and destroying the adjoining family home. After that, the mill continued, but ceased its spinning and finishing, leaving just weaving as its core business.
Today, Brian Hanly, the fourth generation of Hanlys, proudly hold the reins of the company. Our mill in Ballyartella remains the beating heart of what we do – yet our story goes around the world. We are proud to supply top brands, designers and quality retailers in a wealth of countries – including Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, U.K., U.S.A., Spain, Japan and Korea.
Created For Tomorrow
We are a heritage brand, weaving for over a century. To succeed with such a brand in a consistent and evolving manner is a direct result of the dedication and ability of all our staff, past and present.
Contemporary creativity is the lifeblood of John Hanly – and we constantly reinvent and add to our range, creating new colour-ways with every season. Whether it’s our luxurious bedroom collection, or our ‘Baby’s First Blanket’ range – there’s always something new to discover. No small wonder then, that John Hanly continues to enjoy popularity with every new generation.
Natural And Sustainable
John Hanly offer a large stock supported line of throws, scarves, capes and headwear. All items are designed and made in our factory here at Ballyartella Woollen Mills.
We work using only natural fibres as raw materials and all are sourced from renowned suppliers who produce and source their wools and cashmere in a sustained and ethical manner. We demand proof of this before we work with any supplier and we are happy to share that information with you at any stage. We are located beside the Nenagh river in Ballyartella Woollen Mills. That river still drives our water turbine from which we generate our own electricity, so that all our energy is from renewable sources.