. . . done simply, done right, done better than anyone else

About TCK

Twin City Knitting Company, Inc. of Conover, North Carolina, founded in January of 1961, is an international hosiery business that specializes in innovative and quality socks for all areas of athleticism and recreation. Manufacturing began a half-century ago in a small brick building with men's argyle but quickly expanded to include a wide array of socks, stirrups, sanitary liners, knit hats, beanies, headbands, wristbands, scarfs, and custom hosiery. Today, our diversified facilities include a manufacturing plant, a corporate office and distribution center, and a regional warehouse, all located in the Catawba Valley. Twin City's success and steady growth over the past fifty years is due to a simple business philosophy: Offer quality products at a fair price, and always give courteous service and dependable delivery. And, we embrace a straightforward motto: "Keep it simple; do it right; and do it better than anyone else."

In a time when many American businesses have moved overseas or succumbed to foreign ownership, TCK remains an American-owned company with domestic manufacturing capabilities. We are adept at producing short runs with quick lead times and thrive on our ability to customize. Twin City Knitting is a direct importer of knitted products, handles an extensive list of private branded labels, and manufactures a wide range of premium products lines and customized hosiery right here in the United States.


Our History

  • 1961: Dewey A. Houston founds Twin City Knitting in Conover, North Carolina
  • 1967:TCK becomes an active member of the National Sporting Goods Association
  • 1974: TCK receives the Leadership Award for "service of the highest order to the sporting goods industry and for the progress and welfare thereof"
  • 1982: TCK obtains a design patent for the 2-in-1 baseball sock with a knit-in stirrup
  • 1985: Twin City Knitting Company named Supplier of the Year by Team Dealers of America
  • 1989: Dewey A. Houston, founder of Twin City Knitting, is inducted into the Sporting Goods Hall of Fame
  • 1992: TCK receives the Manufacturers Appreciation Award from Sporting Goods Agents Association for "sustained contributions to customers, performance, honesty, and integrity"
  • 1995: Francis Davis, Paul Boyd, and Joseph Lamb, having worked under Dewey Houston's leadership for many years, purchase Twin City Knitting Company, Inc. from its founder
  • 1997: TCK expands its manufacturing capabilities by acquiring a new manufacturing and finishing facility in Newton, North Carolina
  • 2006: TCK becomes the exclusive licensee for Easton Sports and debuts Slog Series®, its premium outdoor sock line
  • 2007: TCK is named the official supplier for Major League Baseball® acquires distribution rights for the Kelme Soccer brand in North America; and debuts Oxysox® with patented graduated compression technology
  • 2008: TCK launches Racesox, its competitive performance line

Our Brands


Twin City Knitting Company, Inc. is the official supplier of Major League Baseball®. Our MLB Authentic Collection™ offers heel/toe baseball socks, baseball tubes, and stirrups with Major League Baseball® logos and the MLB® exclusive white toe.


Slog Series, Twin City Knitting’s, premier outdoor line, bridges the spectrum of outdoor activity, having been put to the test in extreme circumstances all over the globe. These products don't stake their claims on bells and whistles, just innovative design and quality materials done simply, done right, and done better than anyone else. For hardcore slogs, you need hardcore socks, so make sure TCK Slog Series in on your gear essential lists.


Oxysox® are all about performance, boasting the fusion of patented graduated compression technology with the performance-enhancing features that typify all TCK products. What you get is durable longevity, blister resistance, superior odor control, breathable comfort, enhanced moisture management, and quick-drying resilience combined with the unique merits of graduated compression. So, whether you are a world-class athlete, a weekend warrior, or into occasional exercise, you need TCK's Oxysox® to augment your workout or improve your game.


Racesox, TCK's premiere performance line, debuted at the Ironman World Championships in 2008. Since, RaceSox’s superior quality, uniquely engineered fibers content, functional design, and outstanding performance have led to increasing demand from all kinds athletes: weekend warriors to elite competitors. Many are experiencing what RaceSox have to offer, and so should you.


TCK Aware is a breast cancer awareness product line that boasts distinct design in a variety of styles. A portion of the proceeds from all sales of TCK Aware products goes to help find a cure for breast cancer.


Krazisox feature fun patterns and fashionable styles in lightweight over-calf heel/toe socks. You also get a plethora of custom options and the moisture-managing comfort of TCK proDRI.


TCK Women is an apparel line that's all about flexibility, maneuverability, breathability, and specific tailoring to a woman's fit.