製襪的流程
MANUFACTURING PROCESS

雖然襪子種類繁多,但不同的襪子,其運用的材料及機台的種類亦不同。 不過一般說來,它們製造的過程仍很類似。 首先在設計、打樣後,決定生產的原料成分比例,再利用織襪機台編織成襪子半成品(又稱襪筒);然後縫合其腳跟與腳尖部分(絲襪則須經將襪筒拼襠的步驟),接下來再繡色紗或染色,再將襪子高溫定型,最後包裝完成。以短襪的製作為例,其流程如下:
Different materials and machines are used to make different kinds of hosiery. However, generally speaking, their manufacturing process is very similar. First, after the designs and production samples are finalized, the proportion of the ingredients of the raw materials is determined. Next, the knitting machines produce the half-finished products (also called hose ). Then, the tiptoes and heels are stitched and trimmed (adding gusset is a necessary procedure for pantyhose).Following comes the embroidering and dyeing before they are pressed and boarded at a high temperature. Packaging is the last procedure.Take socks for example, its manufacturing process is as follows:

設計和製造材料的樣品Designing and making samples→採購Purchasing materials→編織縫紉和裁剪Knitting sewing and trimming→染色Dyeing →烘乾Drying→壓和寄宿Pressing and boarding→包裝Packaging →成品Finished products


我們可以清楚看到上面觀看生產過程中,機器只用於針織。手工勞動仍然需要在其他階段的製造過程中,特別是對縫紉和包裝,需要對大量的手工勞動。從它的結論,織襪業依賴於多個勞動過程和傾向是一個勞動密集型產業。
We can see clearly from viewing the above manufacturing process that machines are used only for knitting. Manual labor is still needed at the other stages of the manufacturing process, especially for sewing and packaging which require for a lot of manual labor. Concluding from it, hosiery industry relies on multiple labor process and inclines to be an intensive labor industry.