Manufacturing of Socks

Manufacturing of Socks

Founding Place

Manufacturing of Socks

Knit into a tube



Design data creation

First of all, I make data of sock style (high socks, sneaker socks, etc.) and color scheme design.



Determination of material

Decide the material to use (cotton, wool, acrylic, etc.) and knit with a machine.




One leg is braided in about 4 minutes and comes out of the machine.

Inspection of fabric surface



Open toe

It is not ready to be worn, the toe is open (tubular).



Surface inspection

Place it on the inspection board and check the surface for scratches, dirt, etc.



Confirmation of feel

Check the texture of the fabric by hand.

Sew up the toes to form a bag



Suture toes

Sew the back side one by one with a special sewing machine so that the seam does not appear on the front side.



Fully automatic suturing process

It will be sewn in about 1 minute fully automatically.



Toe suturing completed

The tubular toe has been sewn.

Prepare the surface of the dough

袋状の“ 靴下 ”に


In a bag-like “sock”

The toes are closed and almost sock-shaped.



Check for fabric wrinkles

The shape of the sock has been changed, but there are wrinkles on the fabric surface.



Set socks on machine

Next is the work of setting up the dough. Fit socks into the flowing metal plate one by one.




Removes wrinkles from dough with heat

This back is quite high temperature (170 ° C), and wrinkles etc. are eliminated by the feeling of ironing by heat, and the fabric surface is adjusted.



Label and packaging

Finally, the packaging work. Attach a size sticker or various label stickers and put them in a bag.



Package completion, shipping

After all processes, socks are completed.

Founding Place

Japan’s best shoe manufacturing


Koryo-cho, Nara Prefecture, is Japan’s largest sock production area

Koryo-cho is called “Yamatokoku Hirosegun”, where “Yamato cotton” has been used as a raw material for socks for a long time. Tajiro Yoshii started “manufacturing socks”.
I bought a sock knitting machine from the United States, and in 1910 (Meiji 13) gathered the daughters of neighboring farmers and started making socks. In 1951, the domestic production of nylon material triggered a dramatic increase in production.
Nylon socks, which can be stretched and stretched and have excellent fit, have fueled the economy of the region, and Koryo has finally become the largest sock producer in Japan.