It’s that time of the week again! Listen to Material Matters with Grant Gibson as he talks to Mourne Textiles’ Mario Sierra.

They discuss how he grew up surrounded by hand-weaving in Northern Ireland, living through The Troubles, the legacy of his extraordinary grandmother Gerd Hay-Edie, the joy of lumpy yarn, and how his family firm has re-emerged with the help of companies like Margaret Howell and Pinch Design.

”Don’t be put off by the quick mention of Brexit, as Mourne is a wonderful company, imbued with the history of British modernism. It’s fascinating, sometimes quite lyrical stuff,” commented Grant Gibson.

Material Matters recently rated #9 in the Apple Podcasts charts and when reviewed for The Observer New Review was “recommended” by journalist Miranda Sawyer.

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Happy listening!

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