Every piece of our socks & hosiery items are made in Saga Pref. (Japan) very carefully & wholeheartedly for our customers’ comfort.

IIDA HOSIERY CO. LTD.

As a Top Specialist in in Manufacturing Socks & Inners, We Perform All the Procedures from Planning, Designing and Knitting to Final Inspection at our Full Responsibility.

-Skills Production Technology

Technology Brushed-up Over a Century

Based on our own over-a-century technology & most advanced facilities, our hosiery production is oriented for consumers’ beauty and health. We’re also ready for small-lot production of diversified product types in response to the diversification of consumers’ needs. Sticking to domestic production and pursuing the high function & high quality of the products, we’re always oriented to make distinctive products for consumers.

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-Steps Manufacturing Process

Reliable Products via Integrated Production

Our production is based on the integrated manufacturing. In order to deliver “Product Reliability& Safety” and “Comfort” to our customers, the whole manufacturing process from Designing and Knitting to Final Needle Detection and Shipment is carefully performed and managed under our own thorough and integrated quality control.
All the production data is managed collectively by our computers for more production efficiency.
※For some items, their production process is shortened.

01Designing

Patterns and knitting methods are input into our computers.Our products are designed, shaped and made, based on these data.

02Knitting

This is an essential & major process for our socks & inners.Our knitting machines are always monitored for their performance.
This monitoring is for the uniformity of our products’ quality.

03Toe-Sawing

Carefully inspect every knitted sock and sew toe-section to it.Known as Rosso Process.

04Dying

Dyes are blended to make the designated color by an order.Our operators adjust & operate dying machines very carefully to prevent any color unevenness.

05Shape-Setting

In order to trim our products’ dimensions and shapes beautifully, we set them neatly according to their templates, temperature, pressure, duration and dimensions.

06Sewing

As for tights and similar items, their legs and panties are sewn carefully.Then, the sawn sections are carefully inspected.

07Product Garnishment

While making a very careful visual inspection on every product, they garnish the products each.

08Needle Detection

For ensuring customers’ safety, we get every product through our needle detectors to severely check for any needle, its part, any other metal or any abnormality remained inside the product. This is done before shipment.

-Products Our Product Lineup

ATHLETE RUNNER PRO
ATHLETE RUNNER PRO
ATHLETE ROUND PRO
ATHLETE ROUND PRO
IDATEN SOLID
IDATEN SOLID
ALPHA THERMO TRAIL SOCKS
ALPHA THERMO TRAIL SOCKS
ATHLETE SUPPORT SOCKS
ATHLETE SUPPORT SOCKS
ATHLETE COMPRESSION PRO TOPS
ATHLETE COMPRESSION PRO TOPS
COMPRESSION SOCKS FOR GOOD SLEEP
COMPRESSION SOCKS FOR GOOD SLEEP

-Company Corporate Profile

This year of 2019 marks our 100th anniversary since our business foundation.
Just like in the past, we are passionately pursuing the making of higher-value products at the most optimal manufacturing places (domestic or abroad). By doing so, we proudly continue to make innovative products of vide variety for consumers’ more pleasure.

As an enterprise in the domestic secondary industry, we are highly proud of our own 100th anniversary. During Japan’s high economic growth in the past, the domestic secondary industry made a great progress, but this industry has become very sluggish because of rapid economic globalization seen in the recent some ten years. During such upheavals of the textile/apparel industry we belong to, we’ve made the best use of our own technology and expertise, which we have piled up so far, and successfully managed to react to such big change by sticking to our business policy of creating high-value-added products at the most optimal places of production.

All our products touch the skins of their users. So our products must be human-body friendly and highest in quality & safety, which is the necessary requirements Japanese makers like us can fully satisfy. In this aging society with fewer children, consumers have become more oriented for health and higher-value products. Amid these situations, we believe our highly functional products really satisfy our users and contribute more to such society now.

Product quality must be always good, needless to say. With this in mind, we’re aiming to focus more on strengthening our own business capabilities to create more advanced products and to perfectly satisfy consumers’ needs. This is to create further higher values to our products in the current products-saturated society. Thus, we’d like to remain as a shining manufacturer with fundamental strength.

We proudly, as a Japanese maker, continue to make innovative products for consumers’ more comfort and pleasure. By doing so, we’d like to make a great progress together with all our customers. We sincerely appreciate for your further patronage toward us also from now on, just like in the past. Thank you.

Takuji Iida President

Corporate Profile

Corporate Name IIDA HOSIERY CO. LTD.
Business Locations Saga Factory
1619, Yamaguchi, Kohoku-machi, Kishima, Saga Pref. 849-0501, Japan
TEL:+81-952-86-3211 FAX:+81-952-86-3214

Tokyo Office
2F, UM Bldg, 3-8, Nihonbashi-Yokoyama-cho, Chuo, Tokyo 103-0003, Japan
TEL:+81-3-3660-0875  FAX:+81-3-3660-5505
Founded on August 10, 1919
Established on October 20, 1948
Representative Takuji Iida (Mr.), President
Capital 85 million yen.
Business Line Manufacture & Sales of Clothing
Major Product Line Hosiery (Socks, Tights, Spats, Supporters, Inners, etc.)

Corporate History

1919 IIDA HOSIERY was founded.
1948 IIDA HOSIERY CO. LTD. was established (in Gose City, Nara Pref.).
1964 Advanced to Kyushu and established Saga Factory.
This was in response to the invitation of companies by Saga Pref. for developing its coalmine areas.
1971 Established another factory in Kashima City, Saga Pref. (Kashima Factory)
1995 Newly Built and Established Saga Factory
2002 Introduced the training system for Non-Japanese employees (trainees from Vietnam).
2003 Increased its capital into 85 million yen.
2005 Kashima Factory was merged with Saga Factory.Acquired ISO 9001.
2006 Acquired the license as Medical Device Manufacturer.
2007 Developed its Direct Sales Division into an independent enterprise named “ifan Co. Ltd.”
2012 Business operations of “ifan Co. Ltd.” were merged into IIDA HOSIERY CO. LTD.