- Socks are
protective knitwear for the foot which are exhibited by elastic and
- Socks could be
knitted from natural fiber (cotton, wool), textured yarn of nylon,
mixed spun yarn of synthetic fiber and natural fiber, and mixed knit
of synthetic filament textured yarn and spun yarn of natural fiber.
- Socks are broadly
classified into two main categories, cotton and nylon or blended
required in the process of stocks and stockings production consist
of electricity, water, steam, fuel oil and lubricating oils.
- In estimating the
demand for the Socks products the supply of the product, which
constitutes imports is considered as a proxy for demand.
- The demand for
socks and stockings is mainly influenced by urban population growth
and income rise. Hence, an annual average growth rate of 5% is taken
to forecast the future demand.
- Knitted socks are
an item of general use. Knitting two socks at a time can be done
with the toe-up method.
- Socks are fun and
easy projects to loom knit. The two basic stitches are the knit, or
plain, and purl stitches. With these two stitches under your belt
you will be able to create numerous stitch patterns for your loom
- Accounting for
43% of the total sock offerings at U.S. retailers, athletic socks
are gaining attention from industry and consumers.
- A Survey
conducted recently show that only 2% of population in India wears
- Circular knitting
machines used to produce baby socks and booties have needle counts
ranging from 76 to as high as 132, about the circumference of the
- The domestic
industry employs an estimated 950 - 1,000 workers related to the
production of baby socks and booties.
- U.S. imports of
all baby socks and booties totaled 8.3 million dozen pairs and were
valued at $40.8 million.
- Italy is the
leading exporter of cotton knitted socks in the world and exports
majority of the product to countries like USA, Japan and Germany.
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