Avoca was founded in Ireland in 1723 as a handweaving mill. It is still a family-run business, operating retail stores, foodhalls, and cafés. Fashion collections, homewares, and soft furnishing from its design studio are sold around the world. Avoca has their own food label as well. They are particularly well-known for their throws, rugs, and blankets, all made with natural fibers including lambswool, mohair, cashmere, angora, cotton, and linen.