Detailed socks production process 2018年3月24日 – Posted in: Socks Manufacturing

Socks manufacturing involves many detailed processes, from design to production to transportation, each link must be coordinated with each other in order to ensure the quality of socks and production efficiency. This article will let you know more about the production process of OKAY SOCKS socks.

Socks manufacturing flow chart:

The following figure is the production flow chart of our sock factory

The entire sock production process involves many steps, and each step requires some thought and time. Simplify there are five steps.

  1. Preliminary preparation, design preparation, raw material preparation, machine coding, etc.
  2. Knitting socks
  3.  Post-processing, sewing socks, embroidering / printing / dispensing / sewing
  4. Boarding
  5. Custom label or trademark, packaging
  6. Transportation

1. Preliminary preparation, design preparation, raw material preparation, machine coding, etc.
Socks design:
All sock production starts with the design of the socks. The designs, colors, and sizes of the socks produced come from the design, but not all designs can be made into socks. The current technology is somewhat limited. We will treat customers with socks. The design proposes some suggestions so that the design can be made into real socks. The perfect design will bring a lot of convenience to the production.
Here is an article to use as a reference for socks design
Preparation of raw materials:
According to the customer’s requirements and design drawings, we prepare yarn raw materials, such as veil, polyester, chemical fiber, etc. If needed, dyeing of yarn is also required. The quality and cost of socks have a lot to do with raw materials. We will target Customers need to choose the right yarn.
Understand the materials used in socks
Learn the color of socks
Convert to machine code:
The sock design provided by the customer can not be directly read by the sock knitting machine. It needs a professional code to be used for the sock knitting machine. Each pixel will be converted into a needle of the machine. Different machines have different number of needles. Commonly there are 96N, 144N, 168N, 200N, etc. Due to the limitation of the number of stitches, the socks cannot show a fine pattern or a gradient.
In step one, we have prepared the yarns and made the machine code. We need to make the yarns of each color weave the socks in a certain order. It looks very tedious. The weaving socks machine will help us to get these. We are not Need to worry too much.
Through this step we already have a prototype of socks, but we still have some work to do, check the sock’s thread, trim, and some color corrections.
3. Post-processing
Through the production of hosiery machines, socks are just a cylindrical tube that is not really finished. We need to connect the toes together by a sewing machine. Usually this step is done by the machine and sometimes it is done manually. This will take a lot of time, but this time is worth it. Our workers will find some defective socks during the sewing process and remove them.
Other treatment processes:
Customers can add more crafts to make socks more attractive, can add embroidered logos/logos, can print, add glue to increase slip resistance, or sew foot mats…
4. Stereotype
Styling fixes the socks on the same template. Under certain pressure/temperature and humidity, the socks will become more flexible. Styling keeps socks flat and uniform in shape for easier pairing and packaging.
5. Custom label or trademark, packaging
Custom labels can be produced at the same time as the production of socks. This saves a lot of time. We have cooperating printers and customers do not have to worry about the production of labels or labels. Of course, customers can choose their own printing company, we will make a good tag to us and we will fix it on the socks.
The packaging of the socks includes the matching of the socks, affixing their own labels, and at the same time allowing the final quality inspection of the socks.

About Custom Socks Tags We have templates here to use
Check out my blog for more articles on socks manufacturing and customization
Also here are some of our socks production videos