11 Best Wholesale Sock Manufacturers In US/UK/China

Written by Franklin Hatchett

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Socks are affordable, and it is one of the easiest things to sell online. Men and women need socks, and children also do.

But where you get good quality socks that you can sell? Today, we will take a look at the 11 best wholesale sock manufacturers in US, UK, and China.

Some of these manufacturers do dropshipping, some don’t. Regardless of your business model, you can rely on these supplies for quality socks sold at low prices.

1. Sock Factory

The Sock Factory is one of the leading manufacturers of socks in the US. The socks sold here are high fashion, and you can expect to find all sorts of socks from the website.

Examples are:

  • Compression socks
  • Outdoor socks
  • Office socks
  • Athletic goods

The socks here are not ordinary. They also offer multiple brands. To be able to buy socks, you first need to register and contact them. Apparently, Sock Factory does not do dropshipping, you need to buy wholesale.

There are three main brands that you can choose from. These are FitSok, William Tucker, and Crazy Impression. The company has a total of 50 brands but these three are their main flagship brands.

With over 40 years in experience, this manufacturer is a family-owned business. They are located in North Carolina, and they offer top customer services with highly competitive wholesale prices.

If you are interested in dealing with Sock Factory, you need to go to their website and contact them. You need to provide details about your business such as whether you will sell the socks on an e-commerce platform or if you will sell them in retail.

2. Sock Club

The Sock Club is a membership type of company. To be able to buy, you need to register as a member and then start purchasing.

There are many kinds of socks offered here, and below are some examples:

  • Colored socks
  • Christmas socks
  • Office socks
  • Custom socks

Each pair typically costs $14. The main material used is cotton, and there are even socks here for babies. As far as shipping is concerned, some socks ship early but others ship in seven days. In the US, shipping is free if you meet the minimum of $50 purchase.

If you want, you can also order knee-high socks. You can also ask them to provide you with socks made of wool instead of cotton.

One good thing about this company is that it has a Design Lab. Here, you can send your logo and the company is going to print it.

This, of course, is wholesale only. They have thousands of designs you can choose from, and then have your logo printed on them. Also, the company offers customized hang-tags and packaging for your business.

3. Bold Foot

As an American brand, all socks made by this company are manufactured in the United States. This is a great supplier if you are shipping min the US, Mexico, or Canada, as you can commit low shipping rates and fast shipping time to your customers.

The socks you will find here are:

  • Colored
  • Knee-high
  • Office socks
  • Compression socks
  • Athletic

Most socks here cost at least $15 per pair. There are also socks here for XL sizes. The good thing about this company is that it donates to charity. 5% of its total sales goes to veterans who are in need.

The company’s mission is to ensure that their customers get socks made in the mainland US. They make quality socks that they even offer an insurance for the socks for three months.

For shipping, the rate is flat at $1 for all orders in the US. They ship the items the following business day. All orders are typically shipped in six days. For returns, they offer a refund for as long as the sock is not worn yet, you need to return the socks in their original packaging.

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4. Sobex

This company specializes in custom-made socks. They also offer design services, especially if you are a wholesaler and if you want to brand your own products.

The kind of socks you can order are:

  • Seasonal designs
  • Company campaign
  • Your own sock line
  • Your own retail brand
  • Funny or gifting designs
  • Sports team socks

The company also offers socks for kids. All the materials that they use are locally sourced. Like the first example in our list, this company is located in North Carolina.

To start ordering, the first step is to submit your design. You need to tell the quantity of your order, and they will take your image and develop a stitch. Once the design is approved, you can now begin the wholesale process.

The socks that you can buy here are knitted and sewn. They are also packaged in their facility and will be shipped directly to you.

Use the services of this company if you are going to do wholesale, not dropshipping. The minimum order requirement is not mentioned in the website, you will now about this once you have submitted your design.  

5. KV Manufacturing

KV is a company that offers a variety of socks. Based in the UK, the company has been in operation since 2014. It is a part of anther company called Thai Sock Co., Ltd.

As a wholesale manufacturer, you can only order socks here in bulk.

Here are the things you can expect:

  • Quality – the company offers high-quality processes and materials to ensure that the socks last long.
  • Sustainability – all materials are made with little to no bad effects on the environment.
  • Initiative – the company strives to be on opt of the industry; they keep on upgrading their manufacturing processes.

If you deal KV, you can ask them to manufacture men’s socks, women’s socks, fashion socks, and sports socks. You can also ask them to manufacture socks for corporate purposes.

There are no details on their website as to the cost of the manufacturing, or the shipping. You need to contact them first and agree on a business deal before they start making socks for you. However, you can buy wholesale socks right away. These are plain socks sold for £150 per 50 pairs.

6. Exceptio

With Exceptio, you can ask the manufacturer to make bespoke socks for you. On top of that, you can also buy branded socks that are pre-made, but only in wholesale.

Here are the types of socks you can order here:

  • Bespoke socks
  • Branded socks
  • Trampoline socks
  • Sports socks

Here are the main strengths of the manufacturer:

  • Branding and design
  • High-technology processes
  • Yarn and fiber development
  • Modern design software
  • Marketing analysis

The company also offers several brands, and below are some examples:

  • Hydrovia
  • Exceptio Sport
  • Garden Gallery
  • Afterheels
  • ToeCap
  • Soxstars

There is no dropshipping order or business model for this company. You also can't order per piece. What this means is that you need to contact them first. After that, they will tell you if they can supply you with socks depending on your location.

If you agree on the minimum order requirement, you can submit your design and they will let you know if they can manufacturer it. The good thing about the Exceptio brand is that they offer a free quotation, and you can also get a free sample.

7. Madison Hosiery

Madison is a certified sock manufacturer. It is located in Leeds, UK, and it has a big plant, more than 100,00 square foot.

The company is a wholesale manufacturer, and they offer socks that are made with color-fast technology.

The socks you can order here are:

  • Ladies’ socks
  • Hosiery
  • Men’s socks
  • Children’s socks

There are no socks for sale in the website. Instead, you will contact them first and then submit your business inquiry. There is going to be a back and forth communication, and once you agree in the price, minimum order requirement, shipping, and price, you can submit your design and they will start working on it.

The company has millions of pairs of socks for men, women, and children. They also have more than 40,000 pairs of leggings, all of which are waiting to be branded and distributed.

If you are dropshipping, you cannot work with this company. They only service wholesale companies that need a manufacturing partner. If you want to dropship, your best option is to look for manufacturers in China.  

8. LETSBUY

This company is a manufacturer located in China, and you can find it in AliExpress. With a positive rating of 98.2%, this company has more than 2,000 followers.

Here, you can buy in retail, and yet pay wholesale price. The socks cost as low as $1.52 per pair, and the shipping is free to some countries.

The products you can buy here are:

  • Cute socks
  • Colorful socks
  • Ankle socks
  • Leg socks
  • Baby socks

The company offers a sale most of the time, so it is up to you to buy wholesale if you see socks on sale.

If you carefully review the seller’s performance, it has a score that is above average on Communication, shipping speed, and “item as described.” It has been open for seven years on AliExpress.

If you need to order just one piece, do it. Check the quality and see how long it takes to arrive in your target destination. You can use the ePacket, AliExpress Standard Shipping, or EMS. Even with low prices, you can even get discounts. For example, you can buy a lot o 12 pairs for only $21 instead of $24.

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9. AMOZAE

Also found in AliExpress, you can buy socks from this supplier for as low as $4.46. This price is per lot, not per pair. Each lot is made of five pairs.

The company’s rating is 98.3%, and it is located in China. All the other performance metrics of the company are above average. This store has 9,612 followers.

The socks you will find here are:

  • Women’s socks
  • Men’s socks
  • Foot liners
  • Stockings
  • Funny socks
  • Casual and office socks

As a first-time buyer, you can get special discounts. These are:

  • $7 if you spend $99
  • $3 if you spend $59
  • $2 if you spend $39
  • $1 if you spend $10

The company also offers sale on many items at any given time of the year. The shipping is free if you use ePacket, but you also have the option to eight other shipping methods. If shipping to the US, the most expensive shipping cost is $47.93 through FedEx, but this still takes 10 days to ship.

If you are a dropshipper, you have to seriously consider this supplier. You can buy one pair only and they will send the product to your buyer. They also offer returns and refunds.

10. Mr. Mouse

Mr. Mouse is a wholesaler and dropshipper from China, which you can find in AliExpress. It has a rating of 98.2% and an above average rating for communication, item as described, and shipping speed.

The products sold here are:

  • School socks
  • Black socks
  • Office socks
  • Women’s socks
  • Ankle socks
  • Leg socks

The company offers incredible prices. You can buy 10 pairs for only $21.63. Shipping is free to the United States via AliExpress Standard Shipping.

The seller also offers a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. What this means is that you can ask for a refund within that period. Another great thing is that it offers a free return within 15 days with no questions asked.

Mr. Mouse has a sale all the time. If you are a wholesaler, you can take advantage of this sale as you can buy the socks at 30% discount. Most of the reviews for the company are 5 stars, which tells you that the socks here are of good quality.

11. Our Tanks

If you are looking for cool socks with trendy designs, you should check out Our Tanks. This company is a Chinse manufacturer, and you can find their products in AliExpress.

Here are some design examples:

  • Star Wars
  • Christmas socks
  • Colorful socks
  • Cartoon socks
  • Plain office socks
  • School socks

The seller’s rating is 98.9%, and all the performance ratings are above average. Shipping is free to the US with AliExpress Standard Shipping. If you want, you can also use other shipping methods like ePacket, EMS, DHL, FedEx, and UPS.

The most expensive shipping fee is $47.93, and the packet will arrive in only ten days. For free shipping, the package will arrive in 29 days.

The company also dropships, so you can sell the goods on your store, and only order once a customer buys from you.

Summary

Socks are a great choice if you are an online entrepreneur. Your target is not limited, you can always sell it to men, women, children and parents.

If there is one issue with sock manufacturing, you will fin d it difficult to look for dropshippers. Most manufacturers want to do wholesale because the profit margin in this business is small.

For dropshipping, you need to rely on manufacturers who are in China. If you want to have your own design, you need to contact the big manufacturers in the US and the UK.

Just take note that still, they will not warehouse for you, and they will not ship the items straight to your consumer.  

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