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
Tabio is currently working together with JEPLAN (Japan Environment PLANning) on their "BRING" project; recycling socks by collecting old socks, from not only our customers, but from anyone, at our Tabio stores. It's all about realising the spirit of “Mottainai” (Let's not waste). We ask people to bring in their socks and tights which are no longer worn to our stores for us to pass on to JEPLAN, to be recycled into raw materials for new socks and tights, or into bioethanol fuel to be reused as recycled energy.
Tabio Present and Future
Tabio now has over 270 stores in Japan and several throughout Europe. Tabio has expanded to the United States in 2017 and other markets in the future.