'Regenerate Me' socks made with rescued fishing nets

Teko’s 100% recyclable sports sock wins award

Sock brand Teko has won a Gold Award at ISPO 2016 for its new ‘Regenerate Me’ super cushion multi-sport sock.

The firm is best known in the outdoor market, but has recently made inroads into the cycle market, including at Cycle Show last year.

The ISPO Gold award – in the Eco Performance Category – is the 100 per cent recyclable sock’s second in six months – it bagged a prize at the Outdoor Industry Awards in July last year.

So what about the sock itself? Teko’s ‘Regenerate Me’ sock is made with a microfibre specially developed in conjunction with nylon regenerator Econyl.

The socks are constructed with 100 per cent regenerated polyamide from rescued fishing nets, which are regenerated in the Econyl plant. The result is eco-friendly socks that offer superior cushioning, breathability and durability that at the end-of-life can be regenerated and new Teko socks recreated, saving on waste, energy and pollution.

Teko owner Gordon Fraser said: “Winning an international industry award for a product even once is a great achievement, but winning it twice is outstanding. Teko strives to innovate and we are incredibly proud of the products we develop. Winning the coveted Gold ISPO Award after winning the OutDoor award is a real testament to the pioneering quality of our products and gives the brand superb endorsement from industry experts in a very competitive market.”

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