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  • Tender Co. Black Dial Everest Hands-On Mechanical Watch
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Sheep Beaker
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Woad Left Hand Twill Cotton Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Black Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Whole Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Canvas and Beaverteen Fox
  • Tender Co. Flat Top Black Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Natural Lambswool Panda
  • Tender Co. Sweet Chestnut and Oak Bark Leather Tray
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Sgraffito Coffee Mug
  • Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl
  • Tender Co. Black Striped Welsh Woollen Flannel Bias Bound Scarf
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Fork Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Guard's Whistle
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Cobalt Glazed Red Clay Coffee Pot
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Red Clay Milk Jug
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Hand Thrown Tea Beaker
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Suspenders
  • Tender Co. Hands-On White Explorer Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Bottle
  • Natasha Kroll at the University of Brighton Design Archives for Tender Co. Printed Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Bronze 'Stud' Buckle Brown Stained Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Rusted Brass Keyring
  • Tender Co. Grey Woad Dyed Whale
  • Tender Co. Gin Clear Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Small Red Clay Dish
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Suspenders
  • Tender Co. Head Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Wire Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Woad Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Gold Embossed Wallet
  • Tender Co. Mock Turtle Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. Ecru Left Hand Twill Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Hand-Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Oak Bark-Tanned Leather Watch Strap
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Suede Wallet
  • Tender Co. Pure Beeswax Candle, Alight
  • Tender Co Black Stained Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Brown Welsh Woollen Flannel Bias Bound Scarf
  • Tender Co. Ecru Unborn Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Copper Station Dial Mechanical Wrist Watch
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers Camera Wrist Strap
  • Tender Co. Mattress Ticking Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Keeper Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Whale
  • Tender Co. S Bend Key Hook
  • Tender Co. Black Oak Bark Tanned Leather Notepad Holder
  • Tender Co. Gin Clear Round Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Bronze Hook Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Cobalt Glazed Hand Thrown Mug
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Dab Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Tankard
  • Tender Co. Natural White Lambswool Polar Bear
  • Tender Co. Sweet Chestnut Trestles
  • Tender Co. Natural Ecru Welsh Woollen Flannel Bias Bound Scarf
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Tumbler
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Elephant Boot
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Glazed Hand Thrown Red Clay Coffee Mug
  • Tender Co. Mock Turtle Hand Made Cotton Acetate Round Top Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Woad Mattress Ticking Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Cuckoo Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers elasticated belt
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Brass Loops Cotton Webbing Belt
  • Natasha Kroll at The University of Bright Design Archives for Tender Co. Bandana
  • Tender Co. Black & Brown Grain Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Small Cider Jug
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled S Bend Key Hook
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Bowl
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Camera Strap
  • Tender Co. Beeswax Leather Polish
  • Tender Co. Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Dyed Left-Hand-Twill Cap
  • Tender Co. Stag Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Pure Mutton Tallow Boot Grease
  • Tender Co. Black Stained NATO Watch Strap

'UNBORN' ECRU HAND LINKED COTTON SOCKS

£20.00 (inc VAT) £16.67 (exc VAT)

Tender's rib socks are knitted and hand linked in England from raw unbleached cotton and nylon yarns. They are made with a loop-back, or terry, double knit sole, which makes them especially comfortable, and appropriate to wear even with heavy boots.

Traditional hosiery (like these socks) is knitted as a long continuous tube of many socks, which are then cut apart into individual socks. These are then hand linked, which means that the open sock has the two sides knitted together, leaving a flat, seamless, join at the toe. The top, open, end of the sock is finished in the original knitting process- a few lines are knitted before the next sock using a water-soluble fibre called Solvron. This gives enough space for the socks to be cut apart without ravelling the socks themselves. The first time the socks are washed (or in dyeing), this loose yarn washes away, leaving a clean tight edge.

Just as Tender's 'Unborn' jeans are cut from raw unsanforized denim and will shrink to size at the first wash, so the first wash for these socks will tighten the cotton fibres, bringing them to the correct finished size, and it will also dissolve the remaining Solvron yarn around the ankle.

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