Hi Everyone (or Día daoibh as we’d say it in Irish) and welcome to Bogman Beanies first ever blog post! We decided that we wanted to start our Bogman blog so that we could give you a bit more insight into Bogman as a brand and so you that you get to know us better. For our first blog post, we want to tell you a bit more about the origins of Bogman Beanie.
Firstly, you might have wondered once upon a time what the word ‘Bogman’ actually means… well it means someone who is from a rural area, and there are lots more of these areas in Ireland than their urban areas. Bogman as a brand was born in the rural hills of County Donegal in Ireland. We want to give you some background as to how Bogman is where it is today so that when you wear your Bogman beanie or piece of knitwear you know exactly what led to its creation!
Anna Campbell, Founder of Bogman Beanie
Bogman Beanies was founded by Anna Campbell, a lipstick junkie and makeup addict and ex-punk rock girl born in the Highlands of Scotland, surrounded by the raw beauty of sea and storms. Growing up, she would order Vogue from her local shop in Scotland, with her sights set on one day being part of the high fashion life in the US. Her dreams began to become a reality when she landed herself a career as a makeup artist in film and TV for companies such as MAC and her love for makeup began to pay off. One of the reasons Anna found herself in this career was because back then she looked much different with a shaved head, blonde spiked hair and piercings. Back then, companies like MAC wanted to promote new and different ideas, just like Bogman Beanies does today.
As a result of this career, Anna went on to explore the culture of surf and beach on the East coast of America and covered the length and breadth of the US by car several times. She enjoyed 20 years in the luxury fashion industry in San Francisco surrounded by creatives like herself and these friends and connections from that era left a big impression on her life and was one of the many inspirations for Bogman.
Anna ultimately returned to Ireland where the beautiful and diverse landscape drew her in. However, Donegal is, after all, a rural area and so not the easiest place to secure ‘career goals’. This ultimately inspired Anna to go back to what she loves; being creative and creating a lifestyle and so Bogman Beanies was born!
Bogman Beanie was designed and named for Anna’s husband who she met in San Francisco and would refer to him as her BOGMAN from Donegal, even though Anna grew up in a lot more rural and boggy you may say, area of Scotland compared to the Donegal area that her husband was from.
When Anna was introduced to Donegal yarn through a fellow local knitter, she instantly fell in love with it after having knitted with her own family since she was just six. Woven into every Bogman beanie or piece of knitwear are Anna’s inspirations, her fashion background, and the many roads that life brought her on and she’s now conquering everything life has to offer from a wee cottage in Co Donegal, Ireland.
Each piece and design are original and is as important as the next for Anna. She takes inspiration from her mothers and grandmothers’ patterns to put her own twist on them, each one is created with you in mind. Each expression of colour has its own meaning and significance. Bogman wants you to stand out from the crowd.
Ethical and sustainable Bogman Beanie sometimes refered to as a watchmans cap or wool hat
Frosty clear and sunny perfect for a romantic walk
Beanies are the perfect must have for ROCKTOBER. Our Beanies or wool hats provide extra warmth by using sustainable local wool. We feature a turn up cuff for extra warmth around your ears. Our staff are vaccinating sheep right now so the extra stretchy 2×2 rib holds the bogman beanie in place while catching sheep in the pen.
You might not be working on the farm this weekend but you’ll enjoy the extra comfort and warmth provided by our Bogman Beanies