This is Tabio
Comfort, durability and quality. Always, in all ways.
Our mission is to have people experience true comfort on a daily basis at a reasonable price. All our socks are designed with a singular purpose: to promote a better and more comfortable lifestyle.
Two Generations of Tabio Leadership
Our founder, Naomasa Ochi, started making socks at the age of 15 and has spent his life pushing the limits of comfort and quality. Today, his son, Katsuhiro Ochi, continues to build on this legacy of leadership. We are proud to be the most popular sock brand in Japan and produce over 30-million pairs of socks annually for people around the world.
Japanese craftsmanship requires the ability to understand subtle differences that are not always obvious. This subtlety is called “bimyo.” Our attention to “bimyo” details, like stitching pressure and room temperature, allows us to create consistently perfect socks.
We’re proud to make our socks in Japan, but we source yarns and fabrics from around the world. Like American-grown Supima Cotton and cashmere that’s selected by hand. Only the best materials go into our socks.
We craft each pair of socks with your comfort in mind. From athletic socks that whisk away sweat to dress socks that stay where you want them. It might seem excessive, but we think that’s what your feet deserve.
Corporate Social Responsibility
In Japan, we have a saying, “a leaving bird leaves the water clear.” To us, this means being conscious about what we leave behind. That’s why we’ve committed ourselves to reducing our waste production in all of our factories. One way we’ve cut down on waste is through child and elder outreach. Since 2015, we’ve donated thousands of leftover fabric links to schools and nursing homes around Japan—allowing people, young and old, to share in the joy of craft-making.
Tabio Present and Future
Tabio now has over 270 stores in Japan and several throughout Europe. Tabio is expanding to the United States in 2017 and other markets in the future.