Welcome to our new website which launched in February 2017.
More than 18 years on the internet means we've seen a lot of changes in technology and some in style. We know that most of our customers don't like change and we totally understand that - because it means learning curves for us to. BUT, we hope this new website is an improvement on the old one; easier to navigate and smoother functioning and easy to view on your mobile devices!
Farthingales was created by Linda Sparks and the name for the company came from her then 11 year old daughter, who thought it was a pretty word in her costuming book for kids. Since the company sold structural components for costuming, including hoop steel for making "farthingales", the name was also appropriate.
While technology may have changed, Farthingales has not changed their products or many of their suppliers. We've sold the same steel products since the very beginning! Why? Because the quality is what it needs to be for our many theatrical customers. Our products stand the test of time.One of our suppliers was manufacturing the exact same product in the mid 1800's...that's got to say something about their quality.
Find our "contact" information at the bottom of the page
20 Monteith Ave. Stratford, Ontario - However, we are not a retail store and cannot serve walk-in trade. You can place an order via this website and select "In-store Pick-up" if you will be in the area.
We are usually in the office from 8:30 - 4:00 Monday through Thursday and answer e-mails from home and on the road.
See the Introduction to Farthingales Video...click