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The winners of 2022: The Top Fabrics

2022 will always be a special year for Last Yarn as it marks the launch of our online marketplace which became home to hundreds of surplus fabrics from fashion studios, factories and mills. Last year, we discovered over 1,700 different fabrics that were added to the marketplace by sellers, totalling over 150,000 meters of surplus […]

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The Godmother of Punk: Dame Vivienne Westwood

“This woman was once a punk” Remembering Dame Vivienne Westwood “the undisputed Queen of fashion”. One of Britain’s most celebrated designers, blending historical references, classic tailoring and romantic flourishes with harder edged and overtly political messages, Vivienne Westwood was known not just for fashion but as a determined social justice and environmental campaigner. A self-taught […]

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Is 2023 bringing back the gothic look?

Are we in agreement that choosing to do better shouldn’t come with a harrowing apocalyptic feeling, although as far as dystopia goes, we’ve embraced the new take of the gothic look creeping back for 2023 following the huge success of Tim Burton’s Netflix series Wednesday, a spin off of the infamous Addams Family, which has […]

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LY Academy 2022: Middlesex University x Singer Sewing Machine

We are excited to share the work of LY Academy’s first cohort. We have been working with final year students at Middlesex University in collaboration with Singer Sewing Machine and our seller: The House of a Thousand Fabrics for six months between January to June 2022. Four students were awarded an LY Academy Sustainability Scholarship […]

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The simplest way to source deadstock fabric

Using Last Yarn to Source Surplus Fabric  Using deadstock fabric is no longer a taboo for fashion designers, as the industry embraces solutions to tackle some of its biggest problems. Designers such as Ahluwalia, Bethany Williams and Christopher Raeburn have set the tone for reusing waste materials to create luxury collections. The COVID pandemic has […]

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