來自英國的服飾品牌Tender Co.，儘管向來不乏支持者，卻從來不是一個大品牌，也沒有過想坐大的野心。自2009年創立以來，主理人William Kroll只專注做自己感興趣的設計，從早年專心一致製作丹寧服飾，後來逐步延伸，包括像是陶藝、木工、鑄鐵和種植等領域，都可以收歸在品牌的開發名單上。而看似無定向的商品開發，其實都來自主理人的玩心所致，就像Tender Co.這品牌的定位一樣，重現出古早的傳統工藝，卻也不會畫地自限，才能帶來各種精緻又充滿趣味的商品設計。
British clothing brand Tender Co. is a small niche label with a loyal following throughout the years. Created in 2009, founder William Kroll has focused only on the designs that interest him. He started off with denim garments and eventually expanded into pottery, woodwork, iron casting, and botanicals. Because of the founder’s enterprising nature, the brand does not confine to a particular positioning, they use classic crafting methods to produce various dainty and playful new products.
This fish shaped whistle is the newest creation by Tender Co. is a lost wax cast – an old method of casting. Ordinary casting usually uses moulds, yet lost wax cast used for bronze and various metals is much more complex. To begin, details are carved into a modeling wax into a mould, into which wax is poured, the waxes are then packed in plaster. This step is repeated several times. After the shell is hardened, the mould is heated to melt the wax away. Lastly, molten brass is poured in and hardened inside the plaster, the plaster is then broken away. The shape of this fish whistle comes from Mayan civilization, together with lost wax casting, this new product is given a historical story. This is a true depiction of the founder’s tasteful dedication to antiques, and craftsmanship.