FootFetishSocks

A fashion hosiery studio with a custom service.

Stourbridge, England · 2776 Sales

FootFetishSocks

A fashion hosiery studio with a custom service.

Stourbridge, England 2776 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(806)

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charmaine

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Announcement   FETISH is a vintage-inspired fashion hosiery studio with a custom service that we offer worldwide from Stourbridge in the heart of Victorian England. We craft socks and stockings to your size and colour preference.

Our range of hosiery includes yoga & dance socks, legwarmers, knee & thigh high socks, victorian stockings, bridal stockings & garters, ankle socks, heritage crew socks, dress socks & men's stocks, wristwarmers & mittens, slippers & bed socks, tutus & tulle socks, hygge teddy bears & hot water bottles.

PLUS SIZES, PETITE & CUSTOM SIZES
We LOVE curves and we offer a custom service for most of our socks. This is ideal if you are voluptuous, curvy, tall or petite.

Most of the socks are listed in EU/UK/US sizes. Because the socks are pretty forgiving, Feel free to go onthe e size up (or down). Look out for our Long Tall Sally option which is ideal for those of us who need a bit extra in the width and length.

If you do not find the size that you want - please do contact us. Get your people to talk to our people!

SALES AND PROMOTIONS
We offer various sales throughout the year and always offer a multi-buy special if you buy two pairs of socks. Please contact us if are buying more than one pair of socks for more details.

OUR MANTRA
OK. where to start. We create wearable art and we hope you find a store that is anything but ordinary.
And oh yes - at here at FETISH we really serious about both socks and accessories! Your feet are individuals. Treat them that way. Would they be called left and right if they were the same? And yes ACCESSORISE them!

OUR MATERIALS
All our socks are hand cranked on my antique sock machine. We use only the best fibre - nothing bog standard here. Merino wool and cashmere are great fibre. Occasionally a splurge of silk and cotton and other types.

We are Increasingly exploring VEGAN options. ... microfibre, acrylic socks, polyamide and nylon. (different properties do not get me started.) Please keep supporting our vegan range if you would like to see more of these options in the future!

To find unique fibres and sock yarns, I creatively source a lot of my yarns from unusual or once-off sources.

GIFTS
Artisan hosiery. Best gift ever. We are totally biased, but what could be better than a handmade pair of socks or tulle socks ... ok perhaps knitting them yourself! Seriously though, our socks and stockings make great presents for both the men and women in your life. If you would like to send some as a gift, do let us know. We love gifts.
All the socks are sent in a cotton 'wash bag' that you can use to wash your socks/stockings in and store them when dry.

YOUR STYLE
PS. We are very nice - or so we hear - so feel free to ask! We love hearing from you! Also,do show us how you rock your FootFetish socks. Upload photos of your individual style if you dare! Use the #footfetishsocks hashtag. Nothing makes us happier than to see our socks out in the world.

Announcement

Last updated on 20 Jun, 2018

FETISH is a vintage-inspired fashion hosiery studio with a custom service that we offer worldwide from Stourbridge in the heart of Victorian England. We craft socks and stockings to your size and colour preference.

Our range of hosiery includes yoga & dance socks, legwarmers, knee & thigh high socks, victorian stockings, bridal stockings & garters, ankle socks, heritage crew socks, dress socks & men's stocks, wristwarmers & mittens, slippers & bed socks, tutus & tulle socks, hygge teddy bears & hot water bottles.

PLUS SIZES, PETITE & CUSTOM SIZES
We LOVE curves and we offer a custom service for most of our socks. This is ideal if you are voluptuous, curvy, tall or petite.

Most of the socks are listed in EU/UK/US sizes. Because the socks are pretty forgiving, Feel free to go onthe e size up (or down). Look out for our Long Tall Sally option which is ideal for those of us who need a bit extra in the width and length.

If you do not find the size that you want - please do contact us. Get your people to talk to our people!

SALES AND PROMOTIONS
We offer various sales throughout the year and always offer a multi-buy special if you buy two pairs of socks. Please contact us if are buying more than one pair of socks for more details.

OUR MANTRA
OK. where to start. We create wearable art and we hope you find a store that is anything but ordinary.
And oh yes - at here at FETISH we really serious about both socks and accessories! Your feet are individuals. Treat them that way. Would they be called left and right if they were the same? And yes ACCESSORISE them!

OUR MATERIALS
All our socks are hand cranked on my antique sock machine. We use only the best fibre - nothing bog standard here. Merino wool and cashmere are great fibre. Occasionally a splurge of silk and cotton and other types.

We are Increasingly exploring VEGAN options. ... microfibre, acrylic socks, polyamide and nylon. (different properties do not get me started.) Please keep supporting our vegan range if you would like to see more of these options in the future!

To find unique fibres and sock yarns, I creatively source a lot of my yarns from unusual or once-off sources.

GIFTS
Artisan hosiery. Best gift ever. We are totally biased, but what could be better than a handmade pair of socks or tulle socks ... ok perhaps knitting them yourself! Seriously though, our socks and stockings make great presents for both the men and women in your life. If you would like to send some as a gift, do let us know. We love gifts.
All the socks are sent in a cotton 'wash bag' that you can use to wash your socks/stockings in and store them when dry.

YOUR STYLE
PS. We are very nice - or so we hear - so feel free to ask! We love hearing from you! Also,do show us how you rock your FootFetish socks. Upload photos of your individual style if you dare! Use the #footfetishsocks hashtag. Nothing makes us happier than to see our socks out in the world.

charmaine

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5 out of 5 stars
(806)
Cé Line

Cé Line on 22 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Les jarretières sont magnifiques! Je suis ravie de mon achat!

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Cé Line on 22 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Les chaussettes sont magnifiques. La couleur est superbe!

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Cé Line

Cé Line on 19 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Colis arrivé rapidement et sans problème!

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About

Ode to my socks.

I have been knitting for as long as I can remember. I love yarns. And I confess that I find knitting very therapeutic.

Shop members

  • Charmaine Diepgrond

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Charmaine is a textile artist and the creative force behind Footfetishsocks. She is a multi-talented creative. She designs and makes all her socks and garters by hand and is also the shop's photographer.

  • Suzi Staines

    Designer, Maker

    Suzy is our tutu & sock couturier here at FETISH. A master quilter and sewing artist with a passion for vintage, Suzi also designs and sews all our Victorian teddy bears by hand. Some of her bears she photographs for use in her greeting cards.

Production partners

  • A la' Katy

    London, England

    A La'Katy hand crochets all the espidrilles

  • A specialist greeting card print shop

    Helston, England

    This family-run business specialises in working with artists and supports The Woodland Trust project. They use only carbon captured papers for their greetings cards.

  • The Wool Mill

    Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

    Small rustic mill in the Garden Route countryside.

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 April, 2018
Hello and welcome!
I hope that you will have a positive experience buying and using - hopefully loving - my socks and stuff!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you are not happy with your purchase please contact me ... My aim is to have happy customers and I would hate to think that you are 'hating' the experience.

Every item is carefully checked for flaws or dropped stitches, but sometimes one gets away. Please contact me if you have ANY problems and I will repair/replace the socks.

The socks are all hand cranked on an antique machine and it takes between 3 and four hours to complete a pair. As a craft's person I only work with highest quality yarns, which does influence my prices.

WASHING
I will just add in here that most of the damage done is in washing especially - the wool fibers are notorious. I do warn that they are tricky and as far as possible have tested the yarns, but if it shrinks in the wash - and the dreaded tumble dryer - I cannot be held responsible. MY RULE OF THUMB IS ALWAYS COLD HAND WASH AND DO NOT TUMBLE DRY! A COOL/COLD MACHINE WASH ON A WOOL/DELICATE CYCLE SHOULD ALSO BE OK.

CUSTOM ORDERS
I charge £30 and the cost of the yarn for custommade socks. (on average that works out to between £40 - £60 ). I take the time to make sure that I understand what you would like and we might even exchange a few photographs. For this reason I will only refund the cost of the yarn if you are not happy. Custom orders could also take longer than two weeks as sometimes I have to wait for yarns, etc.
Payment
I accept paypal, direct check out and bank transfer. I welcome custom orders, but will only send the article after payment has gone though.
Shipping
I try and ship as soon as possible - mostly because I am so excited that I got a sale that I would like you to have your goodies 'at once'! I wish I could just beam your socks to you, but the arrival of your parcel depends on the service I you choose.

I have an active waiting list of 2 to 3 weeks - the socks are handmade and takes time ! But there are plenty of ready made socks to choose from. This lising will say whether you are on the list or the item will be sent directly. The waiting list runs first in first out - unless it is some thing like the garters that are made in batches.

Within the UK shipping is first class. Further afield I ship standard airmail.

If you want your parcel tracked, please choose the option when you check out.. I am upgrading the listings to all have a tracking option. If you don't find it, please contact me before buying. Tracking is not any faster than standard airmail, though, and is a lot more pricey. Unfortunately, the last few months mail to the Americas have not been as reliable as usual, so I have a strict policy of not replacing parcels that have not been tracked.

Mail within the UK is usually next-day delivery and to the US and Canada it takes an average of five to 14 days, but occasionally longer.

DURING CHRISTMAS ALL BETS ARE OFF!!!!!
During this time I recommend that parcels are tracked as I cannot take responsibility for regular mail that gets lots. If the wheels come off - this is the time! Because of the volume of parcels that I have to deal with over Christmas, only tracked parcels will have a replacement guarantee.

... and speaking of Christmas; Get your timing right people!!!!

Keep this in mind:
1. There is is 2-3 week waiting list for custom made socks.
2.Mail to the US and Canada takes 10 -14 days.

During November and December I send a card along as soon as I get your order. Your actual socks will follow as soon as humanly possible - don't worry they are worth the wait! BUT...... I CANNOT PROMISE THAT THEY WILL BE THERE ON TIME, BUT AS ALWAYS WILL GO OUT OF MY WAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

I send a shipping notice with every finished item so that you know when to start looking out for it. This shipping notice also contains washing instructions - please read that as I have strict return policies regarding this.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING GUIDE
Sizing is always a bit of a issue and then I would also make it easy to find the right size right away.... SOO....

All the socks are sized in 4 basic sizes:

SMALL:this is for the tiny feet among us; UK 3-5 US 4-6 and EU 35-37
MEDIUM: this is for most people and will be big for the tiny feet people and a bit small 7for the big foots - but will do in a pinch. UK 6-8 US 7-9 AND EU 37-40
LARGE: Typically for men - but since socks are unisex for girls with big feet too. UK 9+ US 10+ AND EU 41+
XLARGE: THIS IS THE LONG TALL SALLY OPTION - THESE ARE ALWAYS CUSTOM MADE

Here is how the sizing works: Remember that a sock that is too small will slide forward and a large sock will bunch up and move around. Unlike factory socks, hand knitted socks should fit snug but not with a stretch - so DON'T be tempted to choose a smaller sized sock.

Also - very important - is to remember that there is no elastic in the socks (unless I point out that Lycra was used) It makes them ideal for people that suffer of poor circulation, diabetes and swollen ankles/legs. They are ideal for boots, clogs, or slipper-socks to slouch in.

here is a link to a size guide that is very reliable:
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