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Mourne Textiles children’s blanket, £96. Photograph: Tara FisherNestled in the foothills of the imposing Mourne Mountains in County Down is a third-generation weaving company straddling the mid-20th century and the future. Mourne Textiles’ elegantly rustic fabrics, throws and cushions in wholesome, subtle colours have an appealing, pared-down aesthetic, so it’s unsurprising the brand caused a storm at a London design show last month.   “There is something different about a hand-woven piece,” says Mario Sierra, who took his family company’s helm three years ago, to relaunch its distinctive textured weaves.

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