1978-1981

1978-1981北台灣襪廠的南移聚集,形成「社頭織襪聚落產業」
1978 - 1981NORTHERN TAIWAN HOSIERY FACTORIES MOVED SOUTH, SHETOU BECAME THE SOURCE OF HOSIERY SUPPLY

民國70年後,隨著國內產業市場變動與北部經濟環境快速成長、工資高漲、土地成本上揚等因素,陸續有北台灣的大襪廠南移到社頭設廠。這些襪廠南移很大的原因就是為了利用社頭當地發展的織襪衛星工廠及相對廉價的邊際勞力,也就是透過外包制度降低成本,提高競爭力。整體而言,隨著織襪廠商不斷的地理聚集,使得社頭在台灣形成織襪專業生產區。
After 1980, along with the change of the domestic market, the rapid economic growth in northern Taiwan, raises in wages and land cost, the major hosiery manufacturers in northern Taiwan moved to Shetou one after another. The main reason for them to move south was to take the advantage of the satellite hosiery factories in Shetou and the relatively cheap workforce there. By using the farm-out system, they reduced their production costs and increased their competitiveness. Speaking in whole, with the continuous migration of hosiery factories, Shetou has become a professional hosiery source of supply in Taiwan.