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Corgi "RYUKYU INDIGO DYED SOCKS"

$1,050
Corgi Hosiery
Corgi Hosiery is a knitwear manufacturer founded in South Wales, England in 1893.
Coal mines were the main industry in the Wales region at the time of its founding, and we started manufacturing handmade socks because we wanted to wear warm long socks for the workers working there.
After that, the sales in the United States were successful and got a high reputation as a sock maker.
In 1960, we started producing intarsia knitwear with hand frames, and later added cashmere material, so that it was recognized by high-end Parisian maisons.
In 1988, Prince Charles was granted a Royal Warrant for his 10 years of habitual use of knitwear and socks.
Even in the 21st century, while most manufacturers have moved to mass production by machines, Corgi still sticks to handmade by craftsmen and undertakes the production of knit products for famous Maison brands.

RYUKYU INDIGO
Ryukyu indigo, which has been cultivated in Okinawa since ancient times and used as a dye for indigo dyeing, is an indispensable dye for dyeing and weaving in Okinawa. The cultivation method is harsh, and in order to grow high-quality indigo leaves, thorough cultivation management and techniques, as well as strong physical strength and mental strength to withstand the heavy labor in the process of indigo making, are required. In addition, many years of experience and dedication are required to ascertain the state of fermentation and the amount of lime water to be used in the manufacturing stage.
Using indigo produced by a method that has been handed down from long ago, each piece is dyed by hand and washed carefully, resulting in a unique texture and expression that cannot be expressed with chemical dyes. have different depths of Ryukyu indigo can be said to be the color of culture with depth like the clean sea of ​​Okinawa. However, with the passage of time, cheap chemically synthesized indigo became popular, and the number of people engaged in the time-consuming work of indigo has decreased.

"RYUKYU INDIGO DYED SOCKS" 
This is a special order item made from Corgi's standard soft cotton socks dyed with Okinawa's natural dye "Ryukyu Ai".
You can enjoy the color and unique unevenness that are unique to natural dyeing.
Since the toes are connected by hand linking by craftsmen, it is comfortable to wear without hitting.


size (cm)
Men's Free / 26-28

Materials Cotton 100%
Made in UK


<Please purchase after acknowledging the following due to the characteristics of the product>
・Because each shoe is dyed by hand, there are individual differences between the left and right.
Please enjoy the uneven color transition as the texture of natural dyeing. The unique unevenness is the biggest feature that cannot be expressed with chemical dyes.
・As a precaution for indigo dyed products, there is a possibility that the color may transfer to the skin or shoes when worn for the first few times because it is a natural dye. In order to prevent them, we have stopped the color, but please understand in advance due to the characteristics of natural dyeing.
・As it is easy to get sunburned, please store it in a place where it is not exposed to sunlight.
・When the product arrives, the lye that is unique to indigo dyeing may float on the surface, causing an odor or yellowish brown color. In that case, please wear it after taking care of it once as follows. The scum is removed, and the vivid color unique to natural indigo dyeing increases.


*This product is also available in stores, so it may be sold out by the time you place your order.
Please note.

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