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Ian Mankin, British weavers of designer furnishing fabrics, was founded in 1983 and is renowned for new and stylish interpretations of natural and organic fabrics in a simple yet timeless palette of colours.
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Ian Mankin

Ian Mankin, British weavers of designer furnishing fabrics, was founded in 1983 and is renowned for new and stylish interpretations of natural and organic fabrics in a simple yet timeless palette of colours. Design, quality and service along with a pride in our Made in Britain heritage are at the very heart of our business.

All of our UK fabrics are designed and woven at our own Lancashire weaving mill, now run by the sixth generation of the same family for over 150 years. Lauded by designers, industry press and customers alike for our dedication to the creation of fabrics of the highest quality, Ian Mankin has become the place to go for natural British woven fabrics and furnishings. The collection is made up of our signature stripes, checks and plains supported by additional collections of fabrics, wallpapers and accessories.

Brought up in a textile environment, Ian originally started a company producing high-end leather goods such as clothing and luggage. He designed clothes for the Beatles, as seen on the album cover “Revolver”, Michael Caine and US President Ronald Reagan. Subsequently the company took a change of direction and in 1983 Ian opened his first fabric shop in Primrose Hill in London. In 1992 he opened his second shop in Wandsworth Bridge Road which is now the main shop and showroom for the business.

In 1997 Ian’s book “Natural Fabrics: Simple & Stylish Soft Furnishing” was published in the UK, France and Germany and this a surge in business. In the mid-1990s the first “Mankin by Mail” catalogue was launched generating considerable business and introduced the range to a wider geographical market.

Ian retired in 1997 at which time the business was combined with the Lancashire family weaving mill that still weaves the fabrics and continues Ian’s ethos of elegant simplicity that has underpinned the timeless classical range since its inception.

PROVENANCE

We make our fabrics in our Burnley mill which has been producing fine woven textiles for generations. It's over 150 years of heritage and a passion for our craft that goes into every metre of fabric we weave. Our supporting collection of home accessories are made using our own British woven fabrics and created on-site also in our Burnley mill.

All our fabrics are made using 100% natural fibres and we also have a great range of Soil Association and GOTS accredited Organic Fabrics and products. We source our yarns from all over the world but buy British whenever possible. The new English Fine Cottons spinning business in Manchester is supplying our finest cottons and many of our wool yarns are spun in Yorkshire.

All products Made in the UK, All raw materials Made in the UK
Organic, Recycled
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David Collinge
01282423111
Ian Mankin
Burnley
Lancashire
England
BB11 1BS