HOW DOES SOCKS MANUFACTURING WORK?
If you have a sock design, we will help you to make it become the real socks.
First Step, You need to prepare your sock designs and packaging (labels or hangtags) design.
The online sock business is largely design driven and your creative design is very important. Prepare a series of unique sock designs with our design template.
Hangtag and Labels
Special packaging strengthens the trust and awareness of your brand. It is recommended that you present your logo and slogan on the hang tags or adhesive tape labels.
From an industry perspective, we use the Pantone color reference to ensure color accuracy. Convert your RGB or CMYK colors to Pantone colors with this online tool.
CONFIRM ORDER DETAILS
2nd Step, You have to confirm your order details of yarn composition, size and quantity
The amount affects the price a lot. Confirm your order quantity for different sock designs and sizes. MOQ (minimum order quantity) varies depending on the yarn composition.
Our standard composition is 75% cotton / 22% polyester / 3% elastane, which has been proven to work well for everyday use. Cotton bamboo, Coolmax, Thermolite and Acrylic are also available.
We take the size reference seriously to make sure our bespoke socks fit the customers perfectly. Click the button below to view our custom sock size reference guide.
SAMPLING & APPROVAL
3rd Step : Samples will be made according to your design and sent to you for approval
For the manufacture of custom socks, a sampling fee will be charged to cover our knitting and yarn preparation costs, but quality samples are always free and only freight will be charged.
3.1 Pay for the sampling fee.
3.2 Marel will start sampling and it takes 7-14 days;
3.3 Sample socks will be sent to you via expedition will wait for your approval;
3.4 Revisions will be made if you are not satisfied with the sample;
PAY UPFRONT PAYMENT
4rd Step : You have to pay xx% upfront payment for order confirmation
Towards a satisfying business:
We will send over a Proforma Invoice for your purchase.
– For existing customers, we have flexible payment terms
– For new customers, an deposit of xx% of total value should be paid upfront so that we can start preparing for bulk sock production.
L/C at sight available for big custom socks manufacturing orders.
We understand that you may feel at risk at this stage, actually we have concerns, too. Factory visit is always welcomed so that we can build mutual trust towards satisfying business.
SOCKS MANUFACTURING | BULK PRODUCTION
5rd Step Bulk production starts and we will take care of everything, production takes 60 days (for repeat order), and 75 days for new design.
The sock production process is almost the same as that in the sampling stage and here are some more details:
A professional coding team will translate your design into machine codes so the knitting machine can read and knit your design using jacquard technology. We can discuss about the design.
We have various colors of yarns in stock. Also at this stage, custom colors are dyed using the Pantone color reference.
The sock knitting machine runs the program to knit the yarn threads into designed patterns. Our machines range from 132N, 156N, 160N to 168N. Production process must through inline and final inspection
Sock tubes are knitted with open toes and we need to connect the toes. An automatic joining machine does the sewing work so those socks are good.
To stay in good shape and stay away from bacteria, the socks will then be sent into a boarding machine at proper pressure and temperature. This process makes socks hygienic
After natural drying, your custom socks will be paired by experienced staff and the final inspection will be done to check length, weight, elasticity, and color accuracy.
The socks are privately labeled according to your requirements, a hangtag or ribbon label is attached to each pair of socks, and you can choose a different packaging
PAY THE BALANCE
6th step : Pay the remaining balance. You have completed making the custom socks, and your socks are now ready to load!
Step 7: Your socks will be shipped. Final step of socks manufacturing
Relax and just wait for the socks to come, we can also help with custom clearance.
Sea shipping is the most economical way for international delivery, especially for bulk socks manufacturing
Fastest & Costly, we use express delivery to send samples and small amount of socks to clients for review or pre-marketing.