Im 19. Jahrhundert siedelten sich Mitglieder des Clans Douglas auf der Südinsel Neuseelands an. Ihre profunde Kenntnis der Schafzucht und meisterlicher
Wollverarbeitung ließ sie bald zu dem Spezialisten in Sachen Wolle werden. Berühmt wurde der Familienbetrieb durch die innovative Kombination von Merinowolle mit Possumhaar.
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Jack Murphy – Our History
It all began with Jack Murphy.
Born in 1922, Jack Murphy was the son of a fish merchant in one of Dublin’s busy markets – Capel St. He grew up in Dublin’s city centre during the 1930’s, which was a
time of great change in Ireland.
Jack married Frances in 1950, they had 5 children and moved to the seaside village of Skerries, Co. Dublin. It was here that he launched his first business in the
clothing industry. A small local factory, where he manufactured garments and delivered them around the capital.
Years later, Jacks son, Michael set up a business together which in time came to be known as Jack Murphy Clothing. Jack Murphy Clothing began to flourish in the
1980s selling outdoor clothing and camping gear and it has evolved immensely over the past 35 years. Expanding out from these roots, the well established town and country clothing brand today
produces collections that are still designed in Ireland. The company remains true to its core values as a family business bringing quality, style and sophistication to functional clothing. This ethos
is representative of the man who inspired it all; Jack Murphy.
Still, to this day the managing director of Jack Murphy is his son Michael Murphy. Michael’s daughter Sarah has recently joined the family tradition and is learning the
ropes just like her father before her.
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