A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it can produce over 0.12 l of perspiration per day; socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration.
Socks can be created from a wide variety of materials such as, cotton, wool, nylon, acrylic, polyester, olefins, (such as polypropylene), or spandex. To get an increased level of softness other materials that might be used during the process can be silk, bamboo, linen, cashmere, or mohair.
The global socks market was valued at USD 5.6 billion in last year, expected to increase at a CAGR of 8.5% in coming year. The lower share of the socks market in the backdrop of the apparel industry can be attributed to low volume and large percentage of the market being unorganized. However, taking the market growth rate into consideration, the socks market is projected to experience robust growth during the forecast period in contrast to the apparel industry in general. The rising demand for socks is primarily driven by improving fashion trends and the growing retail sector. Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· A O V Clever Knits Pvt. Ltd.
· Boorugu Knitts Ltd.
· Filatex Fashions Ltd.
· Global Knitfab Ltd.
· Goldwon Textiles Ltd.
· H-Lon Hosiery Ltd.
· Imperial Garments Ltd.
· Moza Hosier