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  • Natasha Kroll at the University of Brighton Design Archives for Tender Co. Printed Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Head Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Woad Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Snails Hand Thrown Red Clay Tea Pot
  • Tender Co. Ecru Left Hand Twill Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Pure Beeswax Candle, Alight
  • Tender Co. Slimmer Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Snails Hand Thrown Cup
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Hand Thrown Tea Beaker
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Canvas and Beaverteen Fox
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Tankard
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Cobalt Glazed Red Clay Coffee Pot
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Dab Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Oak Bark-Tanned Leather Watch Strap
  • Tender Co. Hands-On White Explorer Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Black Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Whole Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Red Clay Milk Jug
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Sgraffito Coffee Mug
  • HAND MADE COTTON ACETATE ROUND TOP SUNGLASSES
  • Tender Co. Black & Brown Grain Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Suede Wallet
  • Tender Co. Brown Stained Oak Bark Leather Notepad Holder
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Bowl
  • Tender Co. Black Oak Bark Tanned Leather Notepad Holder
  • Tender Co. Cuckoo Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Ecru Unborn Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Woad Mattress Ticking Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Light Natural Cow Horn Comb
  • Tender Co. Black Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Frame Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Sweet Chestnut and Oak Bark Leather Tray
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. S Bend Key Hook
  • Tender Co. Blue Enamel Lost Wax Cast Brass Fork Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Bottle
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers elasticated belt
  • Tender Co. Tan Wattle Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Tumbler
  • Tender Co. Chlorophyll Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Clear Glazed Red Clay Tea Pot
  • Tender Co. Mock Turtle Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Oak Bark Leather Belt Pouch
  • Tender Co. Pure Mutton Tallow Boot Grease
  • Tender Co. Black Stained NATO Watch Strap
  • Tender Co Black Stained Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Sheep Beaker
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Cobalt Glazed Hand Thrown Cup
  • Tender Co. Ash Clothes Pegs
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Silver Embossed Wallet
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Polished Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side White Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Elephant Boot
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl
  • Natasha Kroll at The University of Bright Design Archives for Tender Co. Bandana
  • Tender Co. Hand-Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Fork Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Beeswax Leather Polish
  • Tender Co. Navy Suspenders
  • Tender Co. Cobalt Glazed Hand Thrown Mug
  • Tender Co. Hands-On Black Everest Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Guard's Whistle
  • Tender Co. Knotted Woad Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Camera Strap
  • Tender Co. Ankle Length Tan Wattle Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Keeper Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Rusted Brass Keyring
  • Tender Co. Hands-On Cream Calendar Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. Natural Lambswool Panda
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Cobalt Glazed Red Clay Tea Pot
  • Tender Co. Mattress Ticking Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers Camera Wrist Strap
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Glazed Hand Thrown Red Clay Coffee Mug
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Rusted Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Brass Loops Cotton Webbing Belt

WOAD DYED HAND LINKED COTTON SOCKS

£25.00 (inc VAT) £20.83 (exc VAT)

Tender's rib socks are knitted and hand linked in England from raw unbleached cotton and nylon yarns, then dip dyed by hand with woad indigo from the South of France. 

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 linked, which means that the open sock has the two sides knitted together, leaving a flat, seamless, join at the toe. Linking requires the operator to loop every corresponding stitch of the top and bottom of the sock, by hand, onto a knitting machine. 

Tender's socks are made with a loop-back, or terry, double knit sole. This makes them especially comfortable, and appropriate to wear even with heavy boots.

As woad dye only colours fibres where they are exposed to air during dyeing, the interior of the knit, especially inside the rib, doesn't dye as dark as the outer yarns, giving the socks a unique marl effect, especially around the rib, when they are worn.

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