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Boulder, CO â€“ Teko, a performance sock company specializing in environmentally-sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, announces that they will be using certified organic merino wool in their fall 2008 socks.
The high-performance, organic merino wool comes from a group of 20 farms in Argentina, all of which have been farming wool organically for many years in accordance with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and/or IVN (International Association Natural Textile Industry) guidelines. In fact, Teko’s supplier for organic wool is currently the only combing company in the world, which is certified and accredited with GOTS.
No mulesing, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, vaccinations or chemical drenches are used on these farms. Water conservation methods are employed, the sheep are grazed on large pastures and no motorized vehicles are utilized.
Teko’s organic wool still bears the EcoMerinoâ„¢ trademark which indicates that it is processed using the most eco-friendly treatments available in the industry, including chlorine-free, AOX shrink-resistant treatment. Teko’s organic wool is extremely soft, durable, itch-free and machine washable/dryable.
By using sustainably-farmed organic wool, Teko continues to choose balance between people, animals, and the planet instead of maximum profit margins. To learn more about Teko organic wool go to www.tekosocks.com
About TekoÂ® Socks:
Teko Socks: Best Socks ON the Planet, Best Socks FOR the Planet. Based in Boulder, CO, TekoÂ® was founded on the belief that making high-performance outdoor products doesn’t have to leave a heavy impact on our ecology. Using only high-performance fibers and sustainable manufacturing processes, Teko creates performance socks that are safer for the environment. From the raw materials, all the way down to the recycled paper packaging, Teko’s product line features environmentally-sound materials, such as Organic Cotton, Ecopolyâ„¢ Recycled Polyester and EcoMerinoâ„¢ Wool. Teko buys wind energy credits to ensure that 100% of the electricity used in manufacturing and operations is put back onto the energy grid from clean, sustainable American Wind. Teko is unique in that their eco-friendly commitment extends to its entire product line, supply chain, and daily business practices.
Phone: 800.450.5784 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tekosocks.com
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