Both the number of old-style knitting machines and the number of craftsmen who can operate the machines have been decreasing over time. These chunky crew socks are, however, knitted with one of those machines, using a blend of fine organic cotton slub yarn and recycled cotton yarn. With the design that fits perfectly well with any types of footwear from sneakers to leather shoes, the item will be one of the must-haves in your winter wardrobe.
The sock production in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture is thus originated from the area’s centuries-long tradition of the weaving industry. And that is why Rototo places more value on manufacturing that requires a lot of discussion with factory craftsmen who preserve the tradition and history. Rototo’s socks can be made only with a combination of the right material, the right machine and craftsmanship. They aim to preserve the tradition inherited from their ancestors.
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