Tender’s rib wool socks are knitted and hand linked in England natural unbleached woollen yarn, with nylon for durability, then dyed with natural dyes.
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 with lighter shoes or heavy boots.
Dyed with yellow ochre, or limonite (for it's lemon-yellow colour). A naturally occurring iron ore. Yellow ochre was used as a pigment in neolithic cave paintings. Particulary in Africa, dating to approximately 2500 BCE. It has been mined for the production of iron for at least 4500 years. More recently was discovered to be an indicator of gold seams.
Please note that the colour in natural dyed socks may transfer for the first few wears- we recommend washing cool, with similar colours, and not wearing with light coloured shoes until the socks have been washed. - Tender Wool Rib Socks Yellow Ochre Dyed - One size fits most - 100% Wool - Yellow Ochre Dyed - Made in England