Manufacturing of Socks

Founding Place

Manufacturing of Socks

Knit into a tube

デザインデータ作成

#01

Design data creation

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

素材の決定

#02

Determination of material

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

編み上げ

#03

Knitting

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

Inspection of fabric surface

つま先が開いた状態

#01

Open toe

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

表面検査

#02

Surface inspection

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

手触りも確認

#03

Confirmation of feel

Check the texture of the fabric by hand.

Sew up the toes to form a bag

つま先の縫合

#01

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.

完全自動の縫合工程

#02

Fully automatic suturing process

It will be sewn in about 1 minute fully automatically.

つま先の縫合完了

#03

Toe suturing completed

The tubular toe has been sewn.

Prepare the surface of the dough

袋状の“ 靴下 ”に

#01

In a bag-like “sock”

The toes are closed and almost sock-shaped.

生地しわの確認

#02

Check for fabric wrinkles

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

マシンへ靴下をセットする

#03

Set socks on machine

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

Packaging

熱で生地のシワを取り除く

#01

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.

ラベルを付け、パッケージング

#02

Label and packaging

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

パッケージ完成、出荷へ

#03

Package completion, shipping

After all processes, socks are completed.

Founding Place

Japan’s best shoe manufacturing

奈良県の広陵町は靴下生産日本一

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.