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

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.

The socks are knitted from a blend of 100% cotton and 100% nylon yarns (rather than being knitted from yarns which themselves are blended). The natural dye is only taken up by the cotton yarn, leaving the nylon yarn undyed, creating a subtle marl effect which is accentuated when the rib of the socks is stretched open, while they are being worn.

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