Dorothea Nicolai

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.



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Burgfriedenstrasse 23, D-86316 Friedberg

Tel 0049.821.26380-0
Fax 0049.821-26380-35

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 ( )

Via San Giusto 10, I-59 000 Prato

Tel 0039.0574.606364

Best prices. An empire full of velvets, printed and pleated fabrics, brocades, wools, laces. Swatches on request. Shipping worldwide.


Walder ( )

24, rue Auguste Comte, F-69002 Lyon

Tel 0033.4.78428742

Standard qualities (silks, velvets, wools) available for a longer period of time. Many exceptional fabrics and leathers. Dyeing and pleating on request.


Whaley’s ( )

Harris Court, Bradford, BD7-4EQ, United Kingdom

Tel 0044.1274.576718

A wide range of natural fabrics, synthetics and elastic material, mostly in white and black. Sample booklets available



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Apostelholzweg 5, D-82205 Gilching, Tel 0049.8115.8376

All kinds of feathers, natural and dyed. Special colours on request.

Busts and mannequins

When purchasing, busts and mannequins may be too expensive:


Berliner Büstenfabrik (

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 ( )

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 ( )

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 ( )

3, Blackhorse Lane, London E17-6Ds, United Kingdom, tel. 0044.20.70171952

Specialist for costume display busts and mannequins. Manufacturer.


Via Golinelli 3, I-20090 Segrate, tel 0039.02.26927423

Busts and mannequins for display. Rentals. Special offers.



Fauck ( )

Salzufer 13,14, D-10587 Berlin, tel 0049.30.8015081

All kind of leathers for shoes and clothing

Printing on fabric

Printunlimited ( )

PO Box 81, NL-5710 AB Someren, tel. 0039.49.3441222

Offers a wide range of fabrics for printing. Printing by digital file.


Acid-free paper/boxes/packing material

Danish Museum Services (Museumstjenesten) ( )


Mokuba ( )

Originally from Japan. Check website for addresses in Europe and USA. Huge choice of any kind of lace and ribbon.

Sculptors, vacuum forming

Rancati (

Via Ghisolfa 87, I-200100 Cornaredo, tel. 0039.02.9362496

Renting and manufacturing of accessories, metal and vacuum forming

Robert Allsopp (

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, …

Günter Stanzer

Mühlbachstrasse 360, A-5412 Puch, tel. 0043.650.5183913

Sculptor using mainly natural material, inventive solutions



Neiss (

Höchterdyk 25, D-47803 Krefeld, tel. 0049.2151.591655

Any kind of tags made out of fabric for sewing or gluing


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