HOW DOES SOCKS MANUFACTURING WORK?

If you have a sock design, we will help you to make it become the real socks.


In short, custom socks manufacturing can be easy:

If you have a sock design, we will help you to make it become the real socks.

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SOCK DESIGN

First Step, You need to prepare your sock designs and packaging (labels or hangtags) design.

Socks 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.

Pantone Color

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

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.

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.

Size Reference

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 50% 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 50% 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:


PATTERN CODING

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.

YARN PREPARATION

We have various colors of yarns in stock. Also at this stage, custom colors are dyed using the Pantone color reference.

KNITTING

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

LINKING/SEWING

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.

BOARDING

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

PAIRING

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.

LABELLING

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

Detail Socks Manufacturing Process


PAY THE BALANCE

6th step : Pay the remaining balance. You have completed making the custom socks, and your socks are now ready to load!


SHIPMENT

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

Sea shipping is the most economical way for international delivery, especially for bulk socks manufacturing

EXPRESS DELIVERY

Fastest & Costly, we use express delivery to send samples and small amount of socks to clients for review or pre-marketing.