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Ian MankinWith 44 versions of them under his belt, stripes have become synonymous with Lancashire-based Ian Mankin’s fabric house. This summer, though, there’s been a shift to checks – and it looks good. Try using a mix of Mankin’s fresh Brighton and Suffolk Check Mints as tablecloths and napkins, bypassing twee territory by tossing the dainty gingham and wider check in together. From £24.50 per metre.