Tender’s socks are tubular knitted on antique mechanical machines, and hand linked, in England. Unwashed, unbleached, natural yarns are spun with a small amount of nylon, for long wear, and the socks are available dyed with historical pigments or ‘Unborn’ straight from the knitting machine. Unborn socks have a loose edge of water-soluble yarn, which will disappear with the first wash.They will arrive large, but shrink down to size in water.
Many of the socks have a soft, thick, terry looped foot.They are finished with the terry either on the inside, or reversed with an inverted rib and terry on the outside.
Boot laces are braided on similar mechanical tubular knitting machines, around a cotton core to add stability and strength.