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The ultimate list of online research resources VOL 2

From the nichest fashion archive to the key fashion suppliers this list has you covered (again!)


The pandemic has fundamentally changed how fashion students are expected to work. Back in April we compiled the ultimate list of online resources to suit our new experience, now, while we exist within this state of limbo between one lockdown and the constant possibility of another, we’ve updated that list. From haberdasheries to the Instagram account compiling ‘fashion for bank robbers’, the new list combines online sites of inspiration with London’s suppliers providing the resources you need to make clothes from conception to completion.


Nick Cave sound suit
Masaki Matsushima Spring/Summer 1998 lookbook, photographed by Jean-Francois Lepage
i-D Sharp issue
Documentation of Japan’s Urahara Streetwear Movement

Fashion Supplies in London 

  • Woolcrest Textiles – Hackney
  • Toni Textiles – Shepherd’s Bush 
  • MacCulloch & Wallis – Soho 
  • Cloth House – Camden 
  • Misan (West) – Shepherd’s Bush 
  • Misan Fabric – Soho
  • Bhopal Textiles – Brick Lane 
  • Goldbrick Fabrics – Shepherd’s Bush 
  • Handweavers Studio and Gallery – Holloway 
  • Unique Fabrics – Shepherd’s Bush 
  • Knit Works London – Bethnal Green
  • London Trimmings Wholesale – Whitechapel and Tottenham 
  • Barnett Lawson – Marylebone 
  • DM Buttons & Buttonholes – Soho 
  • V V Rouleaux – Marylebone 
  • London Bead Co. – Kentish Town 
  • Alec Trianti (Sculpting Tools) – Fitzrovia 
  • Rosamanda Pleaters – Tottenham 
  • LaserCut Works – Bermondsey 
  • Pentonville Foam and Rubber Products – Islington