All the dyes used by Ian Mankin have a lightfastness of 4 or over on a scale of 1-5.
Please note that undyed natural fibres such as linen, cotton and viscose have a lightfastness of only 2 and so may fade when exposed to strong light over a period of time.
The dyes used in fabrics that are marked as washable at 30 degrees C should not fade as long as optical brighteners are not contained in the detergents.
Please note that undyed natural fibres such as linen, cotton and viscose may lighten in colour when washed.
Caution should be taken when spot cleaning natural fibres as colour may leach to form watermarks.
All swatches are charged at £0.50 per swatch.
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Please contact our head office on 01282 423111 for further assistance.
To open an Ian Mankin trade account, complete our Trade Application Form online, and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm that your application has been successful.
Delivery for UK mainland excluding Northern Ireland is within 5-10 working days and the charges are as follows:
- Lengths of up to 3 metres or 3kgs will be charged at £6.50 Inc. VAT
- Lengths of over 3 metres or 3 kgs will be charged at £13.50 Inc. VAT
- For non-mainland UK, Northern Ireland, international and trade customers, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1282 423111
The minimum order length is 1 metre, and goes up in increments of 1cm. This applies to fabrics and braids.
You can return any unused product ordered up to 7 working days commencing from the day after receipt of the products, by contacting us in writing within the 7 working day period and we will refund any payment that you have already made upon receipt of the returned item within 28 days in its original packaging and condition.
If you return products by post, please ensure you package and label them properly so that they are not lost or damaged in transit. We recommend you insure the item and retain some proof of postage in the event that the products go missing, as products remain your responsibility and property until we receive them.
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not machine wash
Suitable for dry cleaning, consult specialist dry cleaning service
Suitable for dry cleaning
Iron on low heat (max 100°C)
Machine wash (gentle cycle) 30°C
Machine wash (gentle cycle) 40°C
Most fabrics, especially those made from natural fibres, have a tendency to shrink when washed, dry cleaned or from atmospheric conditions. Shrinkage during washing can be in the range of 5-10%. To minimise shrinkage we would recommend dry cleaning.
We would advise that an allowance is made for shrinkage when making curtains, covers and other items. We recommend that only companies experienced in cleaning furnishing fabrics are used.
The Martindale is also known as the Rub Test, which is a measure of the durability of a fabric.
Fabrics are categorised depending on their test results, based on a set breakdown criteria and recorded on a scale: Light Domestic (10,000 to 15,000 rubs), General Domestic (15,000 to 25,000 rubs), Heavy Domestic (25,000 to 30,000) and General Contract (30,000 +).
Please visit the ‘Quantity Calculator’ section on our website (located on the product listing page) for an approximate quantity of fabric needed.
Please visit the ‘Quantity Calculator’ section on our website (located on the product listing page) for an approximate quantity of wallcovering rolls needed.
Yes, we have stock of all fabrics, home accessories and wallcoverings. Please note that longer lengths of fabric may need to be delivered by UPS from our Lancashire cotton mill.
Larger returnable samples of approx. half a metre long, full width fabric can be ordered. A charge of £20 each is made for these and this will be refunded as long as the sample is received back in good condition within 28 days of order. Please contact our London showroom on 020 7722 0997, if you require a returnable sample.
Please add your email address to the waiting list and we will email you as soon as the item is back in stock.
All of our UK woven fabrics are made in our family-owned mill in Burnley, Lancashire.
Wipe the stain immediately and if the stain does not come out then try using some spray bleach and rub gently into the area. Once completed wipe the area infected to remove the bleach.