Fort Payne, located within DeKalb County, was the Sock Capital of the World! That’s right! Fort Payne shipped out 1,350,000 Dozen Pairs of socks each week and produced 67,500,000 Dozen Pairs of socks each year. It would take 124,000 acres a year to grow the 62,000,000 pounds of cotton it took to create those socks.
The Hosiery Industry was the backbone of DeKalb’s Economic Stability for over three quarters of a century. It is here that the Tube Sock was born and is still manufactured along with infants, children’s, men’s & ladies athletics and casual socks.