Specked-Dyeing Recycled Cotton Cable Knit "Growing" Socks, Grey, Saredo
Product name: TORTOISE SOCKS (Grey)
Available in 2 sizes: 22-24cm, 25-27cm
Composition: Cotton / Polyester / Polyurethane
Made in Japan
Saredo's speck-dyed recycled cotton socks are knitted on a rare low gauge 64 cylinder sock knitting machine creating a nuanced look.
Using thicker and softly twisted yarn made by recycling cotton mill waste from Shimane prefecture, Saredo's rib and cable socks have a presence similar to an Aran jumper. In the dyeing process, capsules of dyes are applied by hand to the yarn, a technique unique to the Tochio region of Niigata Prefecture. This hand dyeing technique imparts an uneven hazy, faded look, much like indigo dyeing, which will develop further with each wear and wash.
These low gauge, calf-length socks can be worn in a variety of lengths and can be enjoyed all year round.
Saredo proposes the value of incorporating cotton mill waste into our daily lives through recycled cotton made in Japan. Our first product was a pair of socks made of unique recycled cotton made in Japan 100% cotton mill waste. This is our origin that we used low count recycled cotton yarn, initially used for hand-knitted socks, improved the thread with a factory and gave a shape to our idea on a rare old-style low gauge knitting machine after many trials and errors. We develop yarns made of recycled cotton and eco-friendly natural materials and test our garments' gauge and knitting structure. Then, we release products that be our own as "Saredo objects" (which means in Japanese that it's just an object, but it's still important), update our classic items, and expand our values a little by specific climate changes rather than the atmosphere of the times. We are a brand that is constantly evolving and changing.
The yarn is dyed by a particular dyeing method called "speck dyeing", which produces unevenness like spots on it by hand. As a result, each piece of fabric is unique, and there may be colour differences, bumps in the yarn joints and unevenness in the marbling due to the difference between areas where the dye has been applied darkly and lightly. We hope you will enjoy this unique feature of this material.