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Press Releases Expands Green Sales with New Lines: Teko and Lifefactory announces the addition of Teko Socks and Life Factory water bottles to their environmentally conscious companies.Teko Socks produces integrated organic sock. Lifefactory, produces BPA-free bottles from medical-grade silicone

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–Green Agency with specific distribution for eco-minded manufacturers and retailers

JOHNSON, Vermont, June 8, 2010 – is proud to announce the addition of Teko Socks and Life Factory water bottles to their strong line of environmentally conscious companies. Teko Socks, located in Boulder, Colorado are the “best socks on the planet, best socks for the planet.” Lifefactory, based in San Francisco, produces BPA-free bottles from medical-grade glass. is a sales agency dedicated to selling green products and advancing green initiatives in the surf, skate, snow, and outdoor industries. In addition to helping grow companies dedicated to making Earth a greener place, donates five percent of all profits to green organizations and educational sources.

With these additions to the already large client base featuring great brands like Gramicci, Hippy Tree, Green Label Organics and Spyder USA, looks forward to increasing their donations to environmental non-profits.

Teko fits the ethos by manufacturing the highest quality organic and recycled content performance socks with minimal environmental impact. The company’s signature socks are made from organic merino wool grown in Argentina by family farms with decades of organic experience. The sheep graze in grassland free of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and their feed is 100% organic.

At the factory Teko continues its tradition of careful environmental stewardship. The tekoMERINO is made machine-washable and shrink-proof using a chlorine-free process that is so environmentally friendly it is Bluesign® certified, and the recycled tekoPOLY fiber is made from 100% post-consumer waste. Teko uses non-toxic dyes and uses 100% wind power at the office as well as at the factory. is also proud to announce its partnership with Lifefactory, a company that has redesigned drinking bottles and accessories to make them both 100% safe and 100% stylish. All of their products are free of known harmful chemicals, including bisphenol-A phthalates (BPA), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The bottles are made of glass and the bottle components are made with medical grade silicone. The bottles are very easy to clean and dishwasher safe. The bottles are all FDA approved. Lifefactory’s sleek modern designs give their products a sophisticated look that appeals to everyone. Carefully designed packaging minimizes the raw materials needed to ship and display the merchandise.

In the spirit of these new additions to their lineup, is excited to announce that this month’s 5% profit donation will be given to Outdoor Outreach, an organization that takes inner city youth on life-changing trips to the outdoors. In nine years, Outdoor Outreach has taken more than 3,500 youth on outings that include rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing, and snorkeling. Outdoor Outreach changes lives forever, one at a time, and is proud to lend them support.

About is a full-service rep agency for green-minded manufacturers that has built an industry-leading reputation with a stable of core specialty brands. Based in Johnson, Vermont, was founded by Danny Clayton, a veteran sales representative with over twenty years of industry experience. Prior to founding in 2007 he worked in outside sales for Oakley for seventeen years and then worked in management at Oakley Inc and Burton Snowboards. Danny is an avid snowboarder, cross-country skier and mountain biker.

Also on the team are Steve Clayton and Jacqui Poutre. Steve has been a sales rep in the action sports and outdoor industry since 1996. Steve is a passionate snowboarder, surfer and skater. Jacqui is a sales associate who will attend Clarkson University this fall to earn her MBA on a full scholarship. She will remain an employee of during her studies, and looks forward to getting in as much skiing, hiking, and biking as possible.

The team invites all brands trying to reach environmentally aware customers in the New England area to ask about a partnership. With devoted, creative, and out-of-the-box promotion ideas, has the distribution and sales experience to drive sales.

In addition to Teko and Lifefactory, manages the regional sales and custom programs for these top industry brands:

Spyder: Spyder sells products in the United States and Canada to over 550 high-quality specialty retailers. Spyder is sold outside North America into 50 countries through its European office and through independent distributors around the globe. Spyder’s vision remains focused on performance, fashion, and function. Spyder is dedicated to creating the ultimate performance gear for all athlete. Spyder is fully engaged in “greening” both their offices, printed materials and product lines.

Gramicci: Gramicci is considered the ‘soul brand’ of the outdoor industry. The brand is known for its creatively styled cross-functional clothing built for both sport and life. Gramicci is recognized for its natural comfort, distinct fabrications, and ‘perfectly imperfect’ garment finishes. The company’s garments are sold within four distinct product segments: Gravity, Built For Sport, Gramicci Life, and the all-organic or recycled Greenicci. Never the Norm, Live Free – Love Nature.

Green Label Organic: Green Label Organic makes organic T-shirts with positive messaging. They give a portion of each month’s profits to green causes. Green Label Organic is a family-owned business located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. They offer a colorful collection of 100% certified organic ring spun cotton T-shirts and tops. The super-soft, low impact garment dyed organic T-shirts are made in the USA. Each piece is artfully designed to deliver fun and positive messages about the environment, fair trade, sustainability, and issues that are integral to their mission.

Hippy Tree: Bay Area-based HippyTree is a surf and climbing eco-conscious label that designs, manufactures and distributes superior goods to open-minded individuals. From apparel to provocative print media, HippyTree challenges the industry standard in design and communication by exploring new possibilities in the artist-label-consumer relationship.

For More Information:
Please contact Beth Cochran, BC/OC-What’s Up PR at (406) 579-7909 or