Chiyoji Socks, based in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture, is a popular brand dear to those who love wearing comfortable socks with charming designs. We take a look at the factory where these Japan-quality socks are made from start to finish, and visit the Chiyoji shop in Sannomiya, Kobe.
Currently, 90% of the socks in Japan’s domestic market are imported (*). Chiyoji Socks (Japanese) is a domestic company that manufactures and sells high-quality, yet reasonably-priced socks. Chiyoji is especially known for making socks with comfort, quality, and simple style.
Today, we take a look at this brand hailed for its functionality and topnotch design. We visited the production factory, which is usually not open to the public, and the shop in Kobe, where these wonderful socks can be purchased.
The manufacturing workshop is surrounded by nature. Hyogo Prefecture is makes the second largest amount of socks in Japan according to statistics by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (Nara Prefecture produces the most).
For this article, we were specially allowed to tour the workshop where the socks are manufactured. Knitting machines are lined up in rows. Each employee works hard, whether it be setting up the threads, controlling the devices, or checking on sock quality. The socks are made carefully one by one.
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