Please consider joining either or both of these excellent organisations. They are charities dedicated to the promotion of scholarship in dress and each publishes an annual journal full of useful costume information: :
Many suppliers of specialist materials will only deal with trade orders. Those listed below are happy to deal with the public and most can provide a mail order service. Alternatively regular re-enactor’s markets are held in the U.K where many smaller individual tradespeople sell their goods direct to the public. For further details visit www.livinghistoryfairs.com or www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk
Range of high quality wools including meltons, doeskins and worsteds.
Whaleys (Bradford) LTD.
Historical Managment Associates
Barnett Lawson (trimmings) Ltd
The Cane Store
Macculloch & Wallis
Steve Millingham Pewter Replicas
KM Garlick -- Shoemaker
Karl Robinson Leatherworker
Keith Lyon Leather Skins
Burnley & Trowbridge
Large stock of materials geared toward corsetmaking.
Fire Mountain Gems
With thanks to Drea Leed (www.elizabethancostume.net) for US list