Material Past aims to preserve and champion elements of vintage design for contemporary fashion labels. Both coming from a fashion and retail background, we draw on our vast network of privately held vintage collections and archives and connect designers to a previously untapped resource of clothing. Our collective in-depth (borderline geeky) knowledge and direction helps streamline the inspiration and design process for our clients.


We offer a specialist buying service for all our clients, making use of our broad network of clothing archivists and collectors.


Our aim is to enrich our clients understanding of vintage clothing and design details. Offering hosted talks, workshops and inspirational buying trips.


Responding to the brief, we offer our expertise and are able to work in-house alongside design teams or independently.