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Founders of Last Yarn, Deborah Lyons and Piarvé Wetshi

February
13

The duo behind fabric store Last Yarn talk 'saving precious textiles' and their favourite local hangouts.

Deborah Lyons and Piarvé Wetshi are on a mission to reduce the amount of discarded fabric that goes into landfill. Their latest venture Last Yarn brings great quality textiles back to the marketplace and works with students to help shape the fashion industry of the future.

What inspired Last Yarn? Have

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Local novelist & travel writer, Lucy Lord

December
5

Local novelist & travel writer Lucy Lord chats to us about her new venture with Peruvian Arts

Local novelist and travel writer Lucy Lord, first interviewed by West London Living in January 2015, has now extended her repertoire: together she and her brother Nick run Peruvian Arts, a business they set up to showcase the collection of paintings they inherited from their father.

Do you live or work

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Lucy Macnamara

November
7

Lucy Macnamara on founding Aspiga, fashion inspiration & making a difference!

How and when did Aspiga come about? Were you always interested in fashion?

Whilst I was on holiday in Kenya in 2005, I was struck by the artistry and craftsmanship of the beautiful hand-beaded sandals, intricately adorned belts, and bold bright jewellery all made locally. Inspired, I spent the following… Read more →

Rachel Stepanek, founder of Mpira Richmond

August
10

We chat to Rachel Stepanek, founder of the sustainable clothing shop Mpira, Richmond

Tell us a bit about your brand, Mpira…

Mpira was created after taking a year out of working for some of the largest of the UK’s High Street retailers for over 15 years and looking at fast fashion and recycling waste increasing at a great pace.

What inspired you to set this up?

I love fashion and clothing and… Read more →

Pearl Lowe

June
3

Olivia Allwood-Mollon chats to Pearl Lowe about her new swimsuit collection!

Your range is inspired by your house by the sea – can you tell us more about the house, and how it came about?

I have always dreamt of owning a property by the sea. I spent hours during lockdown looking on the internet for a coastal home. One night I stumbled across a pretty wooden house. It wasn’t an area… Read more →

Billie Jacobina and Josiah Carter

November
14

We caught up with Billie Jacobina & Below Deck's Josiah Carter, founders of House of XOXO

Hi Josiah & Billie, together you’re the founders of ethical loungewear brand, House of XOXO! Can you tell us what your inspiration for the brand was and how it came about?

Josiah: For me, the inspiration had a lot to do with travelling and being stylish yet comfortable while doing so. I used to travel… Read more →