Design your own socks
Although they are a small item of clothing, the humble sock can make a big impact! Your personalised socks are the perfect way to make a stylish statement, in a subtle, yet memorable way. Custom socks UK printed and made are a must-have for any footwear fiend. Forget novelty, make your own socks, and create a unique finish to any outfit. They make perfect presents for men, women and children. Update your look with hardly any effort, but creating your own custom made socks, online with Contrado.
Custom Printed Socks Handmade in London
Socks can say a lot about your personality. Make sure yours represent you by designing them yourself. Create your own bespoke socks and style them with your favourite outfits. Every pair is printed in our studio in London. Printed by expert print technicians, you can use illustrations, artwork, graphic designs, text or even photos and make your feet a talking point. Please note that due to our printing methods you may see a visible print line along the back and the sole of your socks. This is due to our printing techniques, and its visibility is dependant on your design. Please bear this in mind when creating your custom printed socks.
Style it with
Socks are not just a way to keep your feet warm. They are a great way to show off your personal style. Match yours with all your favourite outfits and show them off. Rock your custom socks with a pair of vampy heels, and a dress to add a quirky finish to an otherwise sexy look. We also love wearing a pair of jeans, rolled up at the ankles to show off a flash of the design. However you want to wear them, just have fun with them. It's what fashion is all about.
Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Reviews for Personalised Socks
based on 6 customer reviews
The print was done to an excellent standard however, I was slightly surprised at the material the socks are made from. They had quite a silky feel to them which is not what I was expecting for socks. Can’t fault the printing service though!
Excellent and easy design features and lots of printing options.
happy with the final products ; all patterns printed well colours fantastic , all finishes great as well; ) delivered in great condition including packaging
quick delivery - quality product, fun
Good quality printing for fun goodness and came fast
Speedy service and quality product. Exactly what I needed! Thanks
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of over 100 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Made in UK
All our products are handmade in-house in the UK
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with our extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
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Frequently asked questions:
Are these personalised socks easy to care for?
These are no run of the mill novelty item. Your custom socks are super high quality and come with a two-year guarantee on the print and material. Even though they are carefully, and expertly made, they are surprisingly easy to care for. They will handle repeat washes, and will retain their colour, as long as they are washed at 30° Celsius.
What do the custom socks originally look like?
Your socks start off with a white base colour, with black tips on the toes and heels. This white allows for wonderful colour reproduction and fine detail quality. Your designs are printed deep into the fabric, creating a long-lasting print. Like many flexible garments, when the socks are stretched, the design will lighten ever so slightly, but your images will still look striking and stylish.
What sizes do they come in?
Your socks are made to fit most feet sizes. After all, style shouldn't have a size limit. We make your bespoke socks in three sizes; small (UK 3 - 6), medium (UK size 6.5 - 9), and large (UK size 9.5 - 12). Due to our printing process, these socks come up slightly bigger than their stated size. However, they shrink to their intended size after a couple of washes. For more sizing details, please see our size chart.
Browse custom socks designed by independent artists, available in our curated marketplace.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
For most of our fabrics, there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built-in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail, jpeg is fine.
Why is there a barcode inside my clothing?
Due to our internal processes here at Contrado, there will be a barcode printed on your garment. This is inside the clothing and will not affect your design. It is usually found towards the bottom.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary. As everything we produce is handmade to order, there may be a slight variance in the measurements.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as many fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them as you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into labels.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are printed using water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print
an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.