A single weft yarn wavers above a ground of plain weave creating a modern a graphic design on the loom at Swans Island Company.

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

At Swans Island Company we keep it simple: fleece from sheep, hands in the dye pot, hands on the loom, hands guiding needle and thread. In fact, it’s hard to do simple. Simple is an unwavering commitment to high quality natural fibers, to dedicated Swans Island artisans, to modern heirlooms for home and body that look great and last forever. We embrace the simple act of making the highest quality goods which we’ve done here in the U.S. for thirty years and counting.

“In fact, it’s hard to do simple.”

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A detail of Swans Island's classic Grace blanket, handwoven with undyed natural wool with a traditional striped border in undyed grey.

We are Makers at Heart

Many of our products are made on the coast of Maine in our studio/workshop. We weave on antique hand looms. We hand dye colors in small batches. We transform the finest natural materials into something exquisite.

Our Passion for Product

We weave exquisite bed blankets, throw blankets, baby blankets and pillows for your home. We knit soft subtle items to wrap your body in. We stitch bags to carry your things in and we hand-dye yarn for you to make all of this yourself, if you want. Our products are infused with a sense of place, inspired by the colors and natural beauty that surround us here.

The best-selling natural with indigo stripes Grace blanket is paired with coordinating pillows for a classic yet modern bedroom setting in this classic coastal Maine cottage. All handwoven by Swans Island Company in Maine.

A Commitment to Sustainability

Many of our “extras” are up-cycled into new products. Scraps from the loom become sachets. Excess blanket material transforms into a Boho Bag. When you are a maker, every piece of material has a potential afterlife. If your beloved blanket gets damaged, you can return it to our blanket hospital for repairs and cleaning rather than discarding it.

“If your beloved blanket gets damaged you can return it to our blanket hospital for repairs and cleaning rather than discarding it.”

A seamstresses hands in the Swans Island finishing room, repairing a broken thread in a handwoven blanket.

Our Story

We were born on Swans Island, Maine in the Acadia National Park region thirty years ago. Inspired by a few blankets that had been in the family for generations, we sought to replicate their craftsmanship, authenticity and durability. We continue to apply that same approach to every product that carries the Swans Island name today

New Inspiration

Swans Island now offers linen bedding and duvets. Made of fine French linen, we offer a curated selection of sheets, pillowcases, shams and duvet covers along with wool-filled duvets—all made in the USA. If you’ve never slept in the comfort of all-natural linen and wool, we invite you to experience a blissful night’s sleep!

Swans Island's 100% French Linen Bedding in ivory and pewter grey on a bed with model.