Ian Voller is the fourth generation of the Voller family to own the business, having taken over the company together with his wife Corina from his uncle in 1991.
Ian oversees the day to day running and direction of the business which he has seen steadily grow, and now employs over 30 at his Portsmouth based factory. At one time the corset industry employed around 9,000 people in Portsmouth alone and Vollers is now the only remaining factory in the area. Other companies have tried to copy our unique style but have been unsuccessful.
Corina heads up the design team within the business and travels extensively throughout the world to source an interesting and diverse range of fabrics and materials, to constantly update the range of corsets on offer.
Quality is of paramount importance and every corset is made in our Portsmouth factory by very experienced staff and undergoes a rigorous inspection process, to ensure our customers receive the high quality garment they have ordered. All of our mail order corsets are individually packaged in a presentation box to add the finishing touch.
Vollers is a long established business with a reputation for quality and service. Ian, Corina and all of their staff will do everything in their power to ensure that this is exactly what our customers experience.
How It All Began
When Harry Voller left school, he learned the strength sapping art of corset making at Totterdell and Sons in Portsmouth.
He started his corset business in 1899 with his wife Nelly who was already a competent corsetiere. Harry's first records, in a 1/6d ledger, show that he bought needles for a few coppers, suspenders for 6d, a supply of whalebone for 7/-, lamps and oil for 2/- and he spent 5/- on coal for the work room.
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