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The Comfiest, Colour Crazy, Combed Cotton Socks Using The 200 Needle Making Process.
The Comfiest, Colour Crazy, Combed Cotton Socks Using The 200 Needle Making Process.
The Comfiest, Colour Crazy, Combed Cotton Socks Using The 200 Needle Making Process.
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200 Needle Socks Made By OTAA

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First step of the design process is the actual break down of what we want to achieve with the sock. We work out measurements, heights, compositions and rough design ideas of where we want to go with the process.
First step of the design process is the actual break down of what we want to achieve with the sock. We work out measurements, heights, compositions and rough design ideas of where we want to go with the process.

 

We use our surface book to digitally mock up the designs.
We use our surface book to digitally mock up the designs.

 

We can adjust colours and then get an idea of what we are working with. The Surface book enables us to live test of the products.
We can adjust colours and then get an idea of what we are working with. The Surface book enables us to live test of the products.

 

This is a rendering of a first sketch - basic outline of how we want the socks to look.
This is a rendering of a first sketch - basic outline of how we want the socks to look.

 

 

After the nitty gritty, the rough icon set is made. Alot of times the icons will get rejected by sock manufacturer as overly complicated icons don't make the cut.
After the nitty gritty, the rough icon set is made. Alot of times the icons will get rejected by sock manufacturer as overly complicated icons don't make the cut.

 

This part is the trickiest, it is the whole design process which allows us to communicate to our sock guys how we want the final sock to come out. Wit the brothers at otaa logo, plus really testing what colours work with what styles.
This part is the trickiest, it is the whole design process which allows us to communicate to our sock guys how we want the final sock to come out. Wit the brothers at otaa logo, plus really testing what colours work with what styles.

 

This is a early rendering that we create for the sock manufactures so they can produce the sock
This is a early rendering that we create for the sock manufactures so they can produce the sock

 

We mock up the colors / find the placing of the icons and the logo. It is all apart of the prototype stage
We mock up the colors / find the placing of the icons and the logo. It is all apart of the prototype stage

 

We have to make sure the base colour vs the heel / toe colour area match to the icon designed up.
We have to make sure the base colour vs the heel / toe colour area match to the icon designed up.

 

Choosing the right yellow for the sock fabrics. This is where we inspect which colour we will use with what design
Choosing the right yellow for the sock fabrics. This is where we inspect which colour we will use with what design

 

This gives you an idea from original cotton material, picking the base to what our final product looks like.
This gives you an idea from original cotton material, picking the base to what our final product looks like.

 

And here is another - from design conception to the final product.
And here is another - from design conception to the final product.

 

On the ground in the factory constantly testing, designing and prototyping the socks.
On the ground in the factory constantly testing, designing and prototyping the socks.

 

On Site visit to make sure all designs and prototypes are meeting the standards for the 200 needle demands.
On Site visit to make sure all designs and prototypes are meeting the standards for the 200 needle demands.

 

This is a design document, which we go through the small details. Logo placing, icon placing, colour palettes and sizing metrics
This is a design document, which we go through the small details. Logo placing, icon placing, colour palettes and sizing metrics

 

This is another design document, it breaks down in detail the indivdual compontents of the sock. We have a back and forth until this part is right.
This is another design document, it breaks down in detail the indivdual compontents of the sock. We have a back and forth until this part is right.

 

And here is another photo of the bulk made insides for the first prototype. You can see the extra details for icons that are woven in as opposed to being printed on. Inside out socks anyone?
And here is another photo of the bulk made insides for the first prototype. You can see the extra details for icons that are woven in as opposed to being printed on. Inside out socks anyone?

 

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You can see the first prototype here, the metal allows us to see how it stands up against pressure and the rough size of it. The first version is never version we go with. We went through alot of variations until we arrived at the 200 needle sock
You can see the first prototype here, the metal allows us to see how it stands up against pressure and the rough size of it. The first version is never version we go with. We went through alot of variations until we arrived at the 200 needle sock

 

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Risks and challenges

Alright, Alright, Alright - The challenges we faced completing this project was finding a supplier who would meet our crazy expectations of having impeccable quality socks and also meeting our huge design order quantities.

Most sock lines launch 5-10 designs at a time – it’s less risky, costs less and is easier to navigate for both suppliers and businesses. We’re not looking for easy. We want to provide a super high quality 200 needle sock range off the bat – that’s why we need Kickstarter to help get us there.

The supplier we work with only operates in high minimum orders, as producing 200 needle socks is expensive and only worth it in high volumes. We’ve kept close quarters. All of the companies involved are ready, willing and watching the project in anticipation to start production. We just need Kickstarter to kick start this project! We look forward to giving you the most comfy, greatest, colourful darn sock out there - The Brothers at OTAA

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