Some articles on girdlers:

Worshipful Company Of Girdlers
... The Worshipful Company of Girdlers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London ... Girdlers were granted the right to regulate their trade in the City from 1327 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1449 ... Girdlers, or makers of belts and girdles, are no longer closely related to their original trade ...