ICOM Costume Committee boardmember
Planning a project often means materializing: where to find things you need. The following addresses are ones I have worked with for over 20 years as a costume designer and costume director. A good source of addresses and suppliers might be your local theatre’s costume shop. Please feel free to ask or suggest a new address by contacting the ICOM Costume Committee webmaster.
- Busts and mannequins
- Printing on fabric
- Acid-free paper/boxes/packing materials
Fucotex (www.fucotex.de )
Burgfriedenstrasse 23, D-86316 Friedberg
A huge choice of cottons, wools, linens, silks and synthetic fabrics. Standard qualities are available for a long period of time. Special offers on request. No minimum order. Samples sent on request. Sample books available. Offers extra dyeing and quilting. Shipping worldwide. Very good price balance.
OB Stock (www.obstock.it )
Via San Giusto 10, I-59 000 Prato
Best prices. An empire full of velvets, printed and pleated fabrics, brocades, wools, laces. Swatches on request. Shipping worldwide.
Walder (www.walder.fr )
24, rue Auguste Comte, F-69002 Lyon
Standard qualities (silks, velvets, wools) available for a longer period of time. Many exceptional fabrics and leathers. Dyeing and pleating on request.
Whaley’s (www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk )
Harris Court, Bradford, BD7-4EQ, United Kingdom
A wide range of natural fabrics, synthetics and elastic material, mostly in white and black. Sample booklets available
Gollwitzer (www.gollwitzer-schmuckfedern.de )
Apostelholzweg 5, D-82205 Gilching, Tel 0049.8115.8376
All kinds of feathers, natural and dyed. Special colours on request.
When purchasing, busts and mannequins may be too expensive:
- consider renting them or manufacturing them on your own (plaster, duct tape, papier maché, Varaform), see www.creadoo.com/printcontent52911 and www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3659/clone-yourself-a-fitting-assistant/page/all
- see also the book by Tan Huaixiang: Costume Craftwork on a budget.
Berliner Büstenfabrik ( www.berliner-buestenfabrik.de)
Friedrichstr. 217, D-10969 Berlin, Tel 0049.30.2513055
Busts and mannequins for tailor shops and displays. Standard measurements and special measurements on request. Good price balance.
Siegel&Stockman (www.siegel-stockman.com )
Showroom USA 126, West 25thstreet, New York, NY, tel. 888.5158949
Atelier France 4, rue Alexandre, F-92230 Gennevilliers, tel. 011.331.47986833
Busts and mannequins for haute couture and museums. Standard and special production on request.
Zimmermann (www.buesten.ch )
Alte Zuger Str. 3, CH-6403 Küssnacht, tel. 0041.41.8502012
Busts and mannequins for tailor shops. Standard and special production on request.
Gems Studio (www.gems-studio.com )
3, Blackhorse Lane, London E17-6Ds, United Kingdom, tel. 0044.20.70171952
Specialist for costume display busts and mannequins. Manufacturer.
IACONO (www.iaconomanichini.it )
Via Golinelli 3, I-20090 Segrate, tel 0039.02.26927423
Busts and mannequins for display. Rentals. Special offers.
Fauck (www.fauck.de )
Salzufer 13,14, D-10587 Berlin, tel 0049.30.8015081
All kind of leathers for shoes and clothing
Printunlimited (www.printunlimited.nl )
PO Box 81, NL-5710 AB Someren, tel. 0039.49.3441222
Offers a wide range of fabrics for printing. Printing by digital file.
Danish Museum Services (Museumstjenesten) (http://www.museumstjenesten.com/ )
Mokuba (www.mokuba-ribbononline.com )
Originally from Japan. Check website for addresses in Europe and USA. Huge choice of any kind of lace and ribbon.
Via Ghisolfa 87, I-200100 Cornaredo, tel. 0039.02.9362496
Renting and manufacturing of accessories, metal and vacuum forming
Robert Allsopp (http://www.raprops.com/)
4, Woodside Ave. Woodside, London, SE 25-5DJ, tel. 0044.2086544391
Any kind of sculpture in various techniques
Andrea Bickel Atelier B 81
Bergstrasse 41 D, CH-8800 Walenstadt, tel 0041.81.7352307
Inventive manufacturing of any kind of sculptures, animal forms, wings, …
Mühlbachstrasse 360, A-5412 Puch, tel. 0043.650.5183913
Sculptor using mainly natural material, inventive solutions
Höchterdyk 25, D-47803 Krefeld, tel. 0049.2151.591655
Any kind of tags made out of fabric for sewing or gluing