This week’s guest: Rosy Temple
Magee 1866 is a fifth-generation Irish family business with over 150 years’ experience in designing, weaving and tailoring luxurious fabrics and clothing in Donegal. It was founded on handwoven tweed when John Magee first established a small drapers shop in Donegal, Ireland. In 1900, Robert Temple – John Magee’s cousin and apprentice – bought the business and today the third and fourth generations of the Temple family are still at the helm.
Their weaving mill in Donegal Town, on the banks of the River Eske, is still the beating heart of everything they do at Magee, proud to support a tradition of weaving and manufacturing textiles in the northwest of Ireland, bringing a contemporary edge to an age-old craft.
They are always looking for ways to envelop their heritage in new and exciting ways through contemporary design, so today Magee 1866's lifestyle collections include men/women/home interiors and accessories. This generation is about a sustainable future as they continue to focus on their heritage of long-lasting quality and weaving natural fibres like wool and linen, which are biodegradable and renewable.
Rosy Temple began her career with commercial roles first at international auction house, Christie’s, and then at Rebel Kitchen, developing UK & Irish sales for the startup organic food brand, before returning to the family business in 2018, taking the responsibility for sales development and in early 2020 was appointed as CEO.
This is the 14th episode with guest Rosy Temple, CEO of Magee Clothing at Magee 1866 in the Davy podcast series 'Everyday Business with Aidan Donnelly'.
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