The History of Leith

February 17, 2007

Hairdresser bones up on past ties to corset craft for tribute

IT was a trade that flourished in Leith more than 150 years ago. Ladies up and down the land owed their hourglass figures to the corset-makers of the old port, kept going by a steady supply of whalebone from the whaling fleet.

And when hairdresser Emma Hall discovered one of the earliest owners of her salon made corsets, she decided to pay her a unique tribute. Ms Hall, 27, has teamed up with a modern-day corset-maker to create a range of made-to-measure corsets, on sale from a starting price of £200. for more click here

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