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Strathcona specializes in fine printed socks, objects and leisure wear. The brand is recognized for its unique and interesting patterns, all of which are limited-edition and original: painted, collaged, photographed or drawn by founder/artist Ryley O'Byrne.

Strathcona Stockings originally launched in 2010 as a collection of limited edition printed socks. (These pieces were well received by Ryley's grandmother as well as some people she didn’t know personally).

The Strathcona Ready-to-Wear Collection launched in 2016, and was created with comfort, travel, and weekends in mind. The silhouettes are simple and easy, made for lounging, flying, dancing and dreaming.

The project is a declaration of Ryley's commitment to comfort, leisure and quality, as well as the manifestation of her concept of fashion, which asserts that it should be functional but not self-serious, ideally existing as a form of expression, art, and fantasy. 

The current Leisure Wear collection is designed and made in Canada, exclusively with 100% Silk.

Currently Ryley works from abroad and at her studios in Roberts Creek and Vancouver where she creates weird and sometimes beautiful patterns, artworks and objects. 

Strathcona is honoured to have been featured on Vogue.com, Another Magazine's Stuff We Love, StyleBubble, Vogue Italia, Vogue Australia, New York Magazine, W Magazine, Elle Mexico, Bullett Magazine, Dossier, Harpers Bazzar, Elle UK, Cool Hunting, Nylon Magazine, Fashion Magazine, among other notable magazines and blogs. Our products can be found on-line and in select boutiques worldwide.

Strathcona is committed to quality and service -- we aim for full customer service and satisfaction. (See Shipping and Returns for details).

TESTIMONIALS

"It's pretty much a case of me staring wistfully at Strathcona's curious array of imagery on their website and addictive Tumblr... their tropical florals and foliage printed socks are the exact missing components in my plan... Let's hope Strathcona comes back soon from their otherworldly travels to bring us more delightful ways to cover up my mosqito ravaged and goosebump-marked legs."
Susie Bubble, stylebubble.co.uk

"In an era of fast fashion, copycat designs, and the dizzying pace of trends cycling from hot to not, Strathcona Stockings refreshingly combines a unique, modern aesthetic with an old-fashioned commitment to craft and quality."
Michelle Reid Cyca, Sad Magazine

"Strathcona Stockings are at once a reflection of this ethereal Canadian landscape and founder Ryley O'Byrne's distinct artistic vision."
Cool Hunting

"O'Byrne recently launched a line of brightly colored socks printed with original images of fruit, birds, and botanicals... that are the perfect foil for the current round of cropped trousers. Not that the trend-conscious are her only fans: Her customers range from 'elderly men to sock-obsessed professionals to cool fashiony people.'"
W Magazine

"Using a variety of methods to create and inform her designs, O’Byrne’s artistic process is as interesting as the outcome is beautiful... A pioneer brand in the printed stockings and socks industry, the evolving product line presents the best in new prints for men, women, and children."
Katina Danabassis

"With a knee-socked empire that now includes... an art-cult following, she’s well on her way to putting them on everyone"
Heidi Sopinka, Flare Magazine