Corgi Socks is a luxury sock and knitwear manufacturer based in Ammanford, Wales. The company employs around 50 people and is a subsidiary of Dewhurst Dent Plc. Corgi has a long history, having been founded in 1892 as a maker of socks for Welsh miners. During World War II, Corgi made socks for British troops.
The company has gone through different ownerships but has always been run by the Jones family. Corgi transitioned from making socks for other labels to growing its own brand under the leadership of siblings Chris Jones and Lisa Wood, who took over from their father in 1997. Corgi now produces knitwear under its own label and for designers such as Burberry and Thom Browne.
Corgi uses a combination of old and new machinery in its manufacturing process, including rare 125-year-old Griswold hand-knitting machines. The company links the toes of its socks by hand using traditional methods and can create intricate intarsia designs in its knitwear using hand-framed machines. The company expanded its operations in 2015 with a 3,000-square foot extension and new knitting machines.