Plastic boning or "synthetic whale bone" is sold by the meter and are of excellent quality.
You really need to try these bones to believe how versatile they are.Woven boning like "rigelene" is not a good boning for corsets, but it is a remarkable product for creating 3 dimensional shapes like "cages" and it is stronger than many of the woven bones on the market. It's appropriate for making under-structures to support Fosshape or other materials. Use if for children's costumes and bodices and one of it's great characteristics is that it can be sewn through easily.
If you're not making hoops with it be sure to order the "caps" so you can tip the ends easily - otherwise the boning does fray and leaves a prickly end. The cap that fits will have the same product number but includes a "C" in it. The caps are rubbery and can be sewn through...and can stretch to fit the next size up of boning.Note: 1 meter is approximately 3 inches longer than 1 yard