For more than a decade, TEKO has made the world's best eco-performance socks. Whatever the terrain, challenge or pace, you can be sure that they're your most comfortable, durable friends when the going gets tough.
TEKO'S ECO COMMITTMENT
#1 ACTIONS, NOT WORDS
Teko approach sustainability as a balancing act. It's not possible to produce a product without using energy and natural resources, so they see it as their job to minimize their footprint at every stage.
Teko is powered by renewable energy at the office and the factory. They transport all raw materials and finished product by boat rather than air.
They use merino wool from South America, recycled polyester made from plastic drinks bottles and recycled polyamide in the production of the socks.
Unlike competitor's, the shrink-proofing process we use for our merino wool, to give it the comfort and performance we are looking for, excludes chlorine and is Bluesign® certified that's why we call it M3RINO.XC. The Bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production.
#5 NON-TOXIC DYES
No allergens, carcinogens, heavy metals or formaldehyde are used in the dyes. All products meet the OekoTex100 standard.
#6 MADE IN ITALY
All socks are knitted in Italy to the very highest environmental and socially responsible standards.
All raw materials except the merino wool that Teko use are sourced within 300km of the factories, minimising the energy used to transport it.
#8 MINIMAL PACKAGING
All the materials used for packaging are both recycled or recyclable. Teko do not use cardboard chip boxes as this uses up too much space and increases the overall amount of space to be shipped.
True sustainability means allowing for the whole product lifecycle, including disposal. Teko socks are some of the most durable on the market, which means they need to be replaced less often.
#10 FAIR PRICES
The actual cost of any transaction includes environmental and human elements. TEKO pays a fair price for its wool, labor and other materials, so that resources like land and water can be managed wisely, employees can enjoy better health and animals are treated humanely.