Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Adds Two Eco-Friendly Brands To Roster

Vermont-based, a sales agency aimed at advancing green initiatives in the surf, skate and snow markets, has added two new brands to its roster. With a strong line-up of environmentally conscious companies such as Gramicci, Hippy Tree, Green Label Organics and Spyder USA, has signed Teko Socks and Lifefactory water bottles. The agency, which was founded by industry veteran Danny Clayton, also announced it will donate 5% of this month’s profits to Outdoor Outreach, an organization that takes inner city youth on life-changing, outdoor trips, such as snowboarding and surfing.
“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.

Story by Transworld Business

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