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The name of the district derived from Taiwan Yahoo knowledge+. This area mainly provides a variety of knowledge about socks for customers to learn, such as raw materials, characteristics, weavers, physical or chemical knowledge, etc., which can solve customers’ all the questions about socks. To our surprise, a pair of common socks relates to various knowledge! It’s really amazing!

By the way,it seems that it’s not easy for us to choose a pair of socks suitable for our family members!

Categories of Hosiery

Socks are considered as the accessories of clothes. They are often added some functions to protect our feet, warm our bodies, modificate shapes, and so on. Socks can be divided into two main categories by manufacturers:

One is "socks". That means regular socks, including five-toe socks, footwears, and so on.

The other is "pantyhose". That mainly refers to stockings or pantyhose products, including half-long socks and sexy pantyhose, and so on.

In addition, according to raw materials, fabric organization, sock forms, wearing purposes, socks can be classified as follows:



Nylon stockings, elastic nylon stockings, cotton socks, wool socks, acrylic socks, and all kinds of blended intertwined socks, etc.

Fabric Organization

Plain or  Socks with Patterns

Form of socks

Short stockings, mid stockings, cover knee socks, stockings, pantyhose, and so on.

Wearing Purposes

Sports socks, commonly used socks, medical socks, and so on.


Baby socks, children's socks, juvenile socks, female socks, men socks and gentlemen socks, and so on.

Cotton, the most common material, is divided into three categories: ordinary cotton, combed cotton, mercerized cotton. As to the thickness, it is divided into backhand twist, and straight twist. However, dyeing materials are divided into yarn, dyeing yarn, color spinning, mercerized yarn.

Polyester fiber / man-made fiber has some characteristics , including smooth on the surface without cracks, not easy to break, strong elasticity, fast drying. They also can be divided into polyester fiber, nylon fiber, and elastic fiber.

The knitting process involves a yarn passing through latched needles placed around a circular needle cylinder. As the Cylinder rotates, the latched needles move up and down to pull the yarn into yarn loops. Each row of loops is interlocked with the preceding row to form a tubular shape of knitted fabric.

The outer yarn is the main materiaI.  Different yarn type (ie:cotton, wool, polyester, etc)and different yarn thickness(ie: count, the higher the count # the thinner the thread) give socks their properties and textures . 

The inner yarn allows to stretch.  The use of nylon or polyester- covered spandex (ie: 20D, 30D, 40Denier, the higher the denier # the thicker and stronger the spandex)allows socks to stretch and wrap snggly around the feet.

The difference between natural and man-made fibers

When natural fiber is burned by the flame, it will slowly curl with white smoke, and finally left black residue ashes!

When Man-made fiber is burned by the flame, it will quickly burn with black smoke, and finally left hard black particles!

Reference Source:

1. Soxlink Official Website

2. Taiwan Hosiery Manufacturers’ Association

Team Profile

Name:Wei, Chia-Yi


Class:10th grade Class 3


Name:Chou, Yi-Chun

Class:10th grade Class 3

Name:Cheng, Yu-Chieh


Class:10th grade Class 3


Name:Hsiao, Hsin-Yu

Class:10th grade Class 3

Name:Hsieh, Ju-Ying

Class:10th grade Class 3

Supervising Teachers

Yang, Tsung-Chieh

Tsou, Mei-Ling

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