Are you familiar with the work of Elizabeth Hawes? We were introduced via Worn and promptly fell down the rabbit hole of awesomeness. The New York Times' Alice Gregory has a couple of great articles here and here on this great, beautiful mind and icon of personal style. Although Fashion Is Spinach (1938) is no longer in print, one can read it here at openlibrary.org. Further reading: Radical by Design, by Bettina Berch. The Met has an online collection of her work. Below are a few favorites.
The good news is The Worn Archive is now available.
The bad news is no more future Worn journals.
After 10 years and 20 issues of beautiful, inspiring, fascinating articles and editorials on fashion, Worn will be no more. Cheers, my sartorial family. One could say RIP, but I do believe you are only getting started. You planted a seed. It germinated. Let the propagation and grafting begin! Thank you for diversifying and enriching the fashion landscape! I'm a Wornette. You're a Wornette. Wornette's Forever!
What do you do with your broken needles? No proper sharps disposal? You might wrap them in a few layers of tape for protection before disposal or perhaps collect them for Hari Kuyo. This annual Japanese tradition is over 400 years old and is a beautiful tribute to these small but essential tools of garment-making. Read more about it here.
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