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. Along with the products of many other Livery Companies, girdles have become of less importance than in mediæval times. However, the Company continues its long tradition as a charitable body.
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