Strathcona is a very, very small team, and we are committed to making beautiful and well made objects and clothes. We are not in anyway fast fashion -- we are thoroughly slow fashion. If you are in a rush, we will absolutely try to accommodate you, but keep in mind that our strength is quality not pace. Thank you for understanding this and respecting our work and vision.
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the stockings made of?
The original Strathcona Stockings are made from a silky soft nylon spandex blend. The Specialty Sparkle Socks are a glittering and soft nylon lurex. The men's socks are a thicker poly-spandex blend.
Where do you get your patterns?
All Strathcona patterns are original artworks. They are collaged, painted, drawn, photographed and made by Strathcona's founder, Ryley O'Byrne.
How do you print them?
We digitally print each piece individually in Canada or the USA.
Where do you print them?
In Canada and the USA.
What size are they?
Check our sizing chart here for details.
But briefly, our stockings will fit almost any size foot, ranging from very small (size 5) to very large (size 13).
Our men's socks roughly fit a men's 7 - 12. Our sparkle socks generally fit a women's 6 to 11
Can men wear the original Strathcona Stockings?
Yes, absolutely. The original Strathconas are perfect for men. They fit almost all sizes. They are soft and comfortable. Because they are thinner than the Strathcona mens socks they are especially great for men who don't like bulky socks, or those who have shoes normally worn with bare feet.
Why is your silk so expensive?
Every garment in hand made by artisans and craftspeople (namely, us) in Vancouver, Canada. As well silk is a luxury natural fibre, it is very expensive per metre and then it is custom printed with our original artwork.
What does "Made to Order" mean for your clothing?
In is only once you place your order that we cut and sew your garment! For this reason we are able to make small bespoke adjustments! It also means your clothing order will not ship immediately. This truly is slow fashion.
Do you have a guarantee?
Yes. We want you to be totally happy with your order. If you are unhappy you can return your unused goods within 30 days receiving your order. They must be new and unused with their packaging intact.
We do our best to ensure that our product is of the highest quality. That being said occasionally we miss things during quality control. If there is a manufacturers flaw, please let us know via email and we will absolutely figure something out. See below for how to return your item.
Why aren't you emailing me back faster?
We are a very very small team over here. And while we try to answer your questions in a timely manner, we get so many emails that sometimes we focus on the most time sensitive ones.
How should I care for them?
Are you a person that hand washes your intimates? Think about it. For longest life and enduring colour vibrance, we suggest you hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.
As for the silks, it is not uncommon to dry clean silk garments, this maintains the fabrics integrity and colour. We personally never dry clean, it is expensive inconvenient and bad for the environment. So, we delicate or hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.
How do I specify my 3 Pack?
You can email us. Or even better, put your choices in the order!
Can I choose anything for my 3 Pack?
You can choose any socks, stockings or sparkle socks that we have in stock.
Are the stockings and unisex dress socks vegan?