Shetou, a small village in Changhua town in Taiwan, has been in the news for supplying 90% of stockings in the international market. With the use of research & development and the latest technologies, the production of different types of hosiery items in Changua town has improved manifold times. Due to this, Taiwan has marked its leadership in hosiery manufacturing in the global market.
Around 200 hosiery factories have been set up in Changhua in Taiwan to provide comfortable and elegant hosiery items of women’s wear. The introduction of electronic wrap knitting machines has improved the production capacity. These machines are capable of providing a variety of stockings in the international market. Due to the one-piece molding, the different styles are capable of providing flexible and comfortable wear. Changhua town’s technology-driven hosiery market has been attracting many international brand OEM and ODM orders on a large scale.
The leading hosiery manufacturer, Made in Taiwan (MIT), has been continuously investing in development and it is working on extending from stocking technology to seamless sports underwear, and leggings. The use of double-needle bars electronic warp knitting machines by applying various Jacquard technologies, the Taiwanese hosiery industry has been designing unique weave patterns. Taiwanese manufacturers are also investing in 3D high tech printing in order to produce innovative hosiery designs to create colorful and customized designs.