More and Better Socks for the People
One July day last year DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Un visited the Pyongyang Hosiery Factory.
Picking up Socks
Making a round of the newly furnished men’s socks workshop, Kim Jong Un stopped in front of a machine producing colourful children’s socks. He picked up one of the socks piled up before the machine and carefully examined it, extending the part from toe to ankle and surveying whether the rubber hem would not slip down. Coming to a machine producing men’s summer socks, he asked again if measures were taken to prevent the part covering the calf from slipping down and expressed his satisfaction after acquainting himself with the quality. The attendants felt warm inside at his deep care for the people’s convenience even in wearing socks.
Consideration for Trademarks
Kim Jong Un entered the sample room where hundreds of kinds of hosiery produced at the factory were on display.
Fingering one by one the socks of excellent patterns for each season, the leader said with pleasure that the socks were all well made and would surely gratify the people. Then, moving to the display stand of children’s socks, the leader told the attendants that the socks should have attractive pictorial trademarks to the liking of children. And he pointed out the need to design pretty trademarks suited to the developing trend of the times and the customers’ tastes.
Inspecting the factory,Kim Jong Un referred over and over again to the need of stepping up production on a normal basis. Running his eyes over the fine, pretty-patterned socks produced by modern machines with the latest techniques, he inquired about the supply of raw materials and earnestly asked the management staff and workers of the factory to steadily keep up enlarged reproduction and, bearing deep in mind the great leader Kim Jong Il’s devotion to the people’s living standards, increase production to supply the people with more and better socks.