Textile Designer from Co. Down
Mary Callan discovered a love of textiles while studying fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. creating the CALLAN brand in 2016, Mary is on a journey of textile exploration. Traditional knitting machinery techniques are updated and reinvented to produce beautiful small runs of intricate knitwear. The garments are hand loomed in-house or produced by a small team of makers throughout Ireland.
Using merino and lambswool fibres ensure softness, warmth and durability in every CALLAN product. Through the brand Mary aspires to energise contemporary Irish knitwear, marrying an age-old craft with directional high fashion.
A Love Affair of Textiles
From a Belfast studio in a former Irish Linen Mill, CALLAN embodies an eclectic approach to stitch, colour and pattern resulting in limited and sumptuous garments.