WE WALK THE TALK
We approach sustainability as a balancing act. It’s not possible to produce a product without using energy and natural resources, so it’s our job to minimise our footprint at every stage.
Teko manufactures using renewable energy. We transport all raw materials and finished product by boat rather than air.
We use merino wool from South America, recycled polyester made from plastic drinks bottles and regenerated polyamide made from commercial fishing nets in the production of our socks.
Unlike our competitor’s the shrink-proofing process we use for our merino wool, to give it the comfort and performance we are looking for which 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.
No allergens, carcinogens, heavy metals or formaldehyde are used in our dyes. All of our products meet the OekoTex100 standard.
MADE IN ITALY
All of our socks are knitted in Italy to the very highest environmental and socially responsible standards.
Our raw materials are collected and recycled, spun and dyed within 300km of our factory.
All the materials we use for packaging are both recycled or recyclable. We 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. Our socks are some of the most durable on the market, which means they need to be replaced less often.
We support The John Muir Trust and European Outdoor Conservation Association.
The actual cost of any transaction includes environmental and human elements. TEKO pays a fair price for its wool, labour and other materials so that resources like land and water can be managed wisely, employees can enjoy better health and animals are treated humanely.