Urban Aran redefines every day classics with an every-season approach, through considered design, traditional techniques and luxurious fabrics. Every piece is completed with an outstanding quality of workmanship. We believe in slow fashion, designed and made for longevity. Our customers are not bound to seasonal trends. Sustainability, craftsmanship and provenance guide everything we make, and ensure the long-lasting appeal of our garments.
We believe in the importance of sustainable practice. We stand for high quality products which are made to endure the lifestyles of our customers. The craft and fabrics of our collections are of utmost importance to us. Urban Aran products are manufactured predominately in Ireland. We work very closely with our suppliers to ensure the process is respectful of the environment. We work with a local Irish supplier of traditional quality linen and all of our yarn is traceability certified with a low environmental impact production cycle.
We are constantly working on new ways to reduce our footprint and believe that our choices should have positive effect on the people, elements and the surrounding environment each step of the way.
Urban Aran is an Irish-based fashion and lifestyle brand, founded by Christine Murphy in 2017. The designer took the ‘less trodden path’ into the world of fashion. Working in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, she was involved in many hotel openings, from concept to final product, which incorporated the design spectrum, fostering a love of fabric, yarn and textiles. It was in these years that Christine’s unique aesthetic and creative dream took shape. The experiences prompted her to pursue her real passion and set up her own fashion label, Urban Aran, which reimagines classic Irish knitwear and linen for the twenty-first century. Designed to be cherished, each piece proposes a fresh balance of opposing elements—past and future, masculine and feminine, strength and softness, structure and fluidity.
Her sharp edits have since amassed a fast and loyal following of stylish men and women and her work has become renowned for its production, craftsmanship and creativity. Through intuition and passion Christine conceptualised her brand, a luxury ready-to-wear label specialising in knitwear designed to last a lifetime. Past traditions combine with contemporary design to make timeless essentials for modern life.
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