Teko, the innovation leader in sustainable, high performance socks, is pleased to announce that The Great Outdoors (TGO), a leading outdoor magazine in the United Kingdom, has selected Teko Summit Midweight Hiking and Teko Summit Expedition as outstanding socks in the publication’s extensive sock review that appears in the May 2009 issue, on newsstands now. Teko Summit Expedition, received the “TGO Recommends” seal while Teko Summit Midweight Hiking, received the magazine’s “Best Buy” award in the review that included thirteen other models.
The review was conducted by passionate wilderness enthusiast Chris Townsend. Besides acting as equipment editor for TGO, Townsend has authored sixteen books including highly regarded, The Backpacker's Handbook. In the comprehensive TGO sock review, Townsend notes that Teko’s “environmentally friendly approach is to be praised, especially as the resulting products are excellent”.
“Teko is honored to receive these two stellar reviews because we appreciate the respect that both this publication and its equipment editor have among outdoor enthusiasts,” said Chip Coe, CEO of Teko. “It is wonderful to be recognized as a brand that represents outstanding performance and comfort while creating minimal impact on the environment. “
Teko Socks: Best Socks ON the Planet, Best Socks FOR the Planet. Based in Boulder, CO, Teko 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 tekoMERINO™ Wool, organic tekoCOTTON™ and tekoPOLY™ recycled polyester. 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.
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