Welcome to our site, we aim to supply the best quality corset making supplies, corset patterns, haberdashery and costume materials available. Here is our story.

Vena Cava Design

We have been making and selling corsetry components since 1998, 25 years!!. Previously we designed our range of bespoke corsetry, we learned a great deal about the materials and construction of the modern and historical corset. We no longer take orders for corsetry but have decided to dedicate ourselves to supplying the best components and consumables to people who want to make their own.

We want to encourage the skills and techniques that go into the absorbing art of corset making and celebrate the enjoyment people have wearing them. Everything we sell has been used by us and is therefore tried and tested. We hope that you will have as much fun making and wearing your own corsetry as we have!

We mail order corset supplies only, we don't have a real world shop. 

We do not publish a paper catalogue for environmental reasons and because we are constantly expanding our product range.

Ethical and Eco Policy

We do not exchange information provided to us by customers with anyone, for any reason.

We try to use as much recycled and sustainable material in our packaging as possible.

We would love it if you could reuse/recycle the packaging materials that we send you.

We collect the franked stamps we are sent and use them for charitable donation to the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance.

Office and paper waste is either fed to our vermicomposting (worm) bin or sent for recycling.

Fabric scrap goes to a school for art lessons.

Vena Cava is largely fuelled by copious quantities of Fairly Traded tea and coffee :-)


When contacting us about an order it is helpful to us if you can quote the order number in the correspondence, thank you.

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