Knotted carpet loom: It’s the same, says new company
The Irish newspaper The Irish Star has reported on a new textile company that makes loom-knotted carpettes, a new industry in the Irish Republic.
It comes as the Irish government prepares to announce new tariffs on imported garments, which are widely seen as the keystone of a trade deal with China.
The company, Linn-Tie, has made a new line of loomknotted products, with a total value of €1.8m.
It employs a group of 20 people and is based in Dublin, but it is said to be looking to expand internationally.
“It’s a new kind of manufacturing industry.
We have an industrial approach and we do it in a very environmentally friendly way,” Mr Coyle said.”
We have a large scale production facility which we use for all of our production in the world.”
Linn-tie has made loom knit carpets in the US, Canada and Britain, but the company has made its own loom yarns in Ireland, a company spokeswoman said.
Irish Trade Minister Simon Coveney told The Irish News the Government was keen to ensure Irish-made goods are available for export.
“As soon as the tariffs are announced, the Government will take the appropriate action to encourage Irish-produced goods to be made locally,” he said.