About us

Quality, innovative, design-led fabric since 1951.

Based in Donaghcloney, Northern Ireland, R.A. Irwin specialise in quality roller, vertical and cellular fabrics for the window blinds industry.

For almost 70 years, R.A. Irwin has continued to push the boundaries of textile manufacture, establishing them as the textile specialists they are today.

At R.A. Irwin, craft and creativity go hand in hand. Our in-house design studio creates stunning designs, which are brought to life through our cutting-edge digital print technology and pioneering new print capabilities.

OUR VALUES

Now, in the third generation, the Irwin Family remain at the heart of the business, along with the core company values on which R.A. Irwin was built. 

Craft • Creativity • Authenticity • Respect 

At R.A. Irwin we strive to deliver high standards to our customers and be the catalyst that drives business.

Our Process

Design

Our in-house Design Studio is a hub of creativity and flair. Three skilled textile designers, their fingers firmly on the pulse of current and developing design trends, create cutting edge blind fabric designs to inspire interiors and captivate customers.

Yarn-making

Our yarn-winding technology facilitates the production of specialist, high quality yarns which, when woven, produces exclusive textures in an array of colours.

Weaving

Our expansive weaving operation consists of 34 looms and the ability to jacquard weave, dobby weave and cam weave. This is where our jacquard blind fabrics come to life and base cloths for our printed blind fabrics are woven.

Finishing

Once woven, the blind fabric is taken to the stenter where a dip finish is applied to enhance fabric performance and achieve desired fabric properties. Blackout blind fabric is done by knife coating with three coats of paste.

Printing

R.A. Irwin are pioneers in textile digital printing. In 2009 we were first to market digitally printed blinds. Our state-of-the-art print technology delivers brilliant colour and flawless quality, making us one of the leaders in the window blind industry.

Quality Control and Logistics

At R.A. Irwin we pride ourselves on superior quality, dependability and providing an unparalleled level of service. Our robust quality control measures ensure we deliver on all levels, from production to dispatch.

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