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    Tecnica rolls out ski boot recycling project in eight countries


    After revealing its plans for an end-of-life solution for used ski boots in spring this year, the new “Recycle your boots” project by Tecnica is about to start. The circular project, launching in the Alps region this fall, aims to contribute to protecting the planet by recycling used ski boots ...

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    Kathmandu Holdings publishes 2021 sustainability report


    Source: Kathmandu Kathmandu Holdings Ltd. sustainability report 2021 In its 2021 sustainability report, Kathmandu Holdings provides insight into the CSR and sustainability progress of its three brands, Kathmandu, Oboz and Rip Curl. The group undertook its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) materiality assessment this year, conducted ...

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    Revised ISPO Awards with four judging dates per year


    ISPO Group has announced that it will now honor the highlight products and services of the sports industry four times a year with the latest, conceptually revised version of the ISPO Award. As usual, a jury of experts will evaluate all submissions individually according to criteria such as design, function, ...

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    SBTi approves eBay’s ambitious climate action goal


    eBay Inc. continues its commitment to climate action by setting an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). eBay commits to reduce its own (scope 1 and scope 2) emissions by 90 percent by 2030 from a 2019 base year, in line with limiting ...

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    Major investment in Portuguese bicycle production for the EU market


    The Portuguese bicycle industry association ABIMOTA has unveiled a major project with a planned total investment volume of over €258 million, through which Europe’s leading bicycle production intends not only to strengthen but also to expand its role. Plans also call for creating a technology center as a hub for ...

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    Make the Label Count coalition aims to improve planned EU labeling directives


    While the EU plans to introduce a sustainability label for clothing as part of its efforts to promote the circular economy and consumer protection, a group of experts and organizations – as part of the new Make the Label Count campaign, which was unveiled Oct. 13 – is working to ...

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    RevolutionRace publishes first sustainability report after IPO


    In its 2020/21 Annual and Sustainability Report, Swedish DTC brand RevolutionRace (RVRC) reports that it has performed strongly and profitably over the past fiscal year, with very positive growth in both new and existing markets. RVRC Holding AB, which went public on the Stockholm Nasdaq in June, posted strong results ...

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    Former CEO of Private Sport Shop group to join Moustache Bikes as CEO


    French e-bike supplier Moustache Bikes is strengthening its management team ahead of its tenth anniversary, launching a new development phase. On Jan. 1, 2022, Olivier Cantet, an experienced executive from the outdoor and sporting goods industry, who describes himself as a “leading French e-bike specialist,” will join the company as ...

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    ILO adopts first code of practice on safety and health in the supply chains


    To provide a practical basis for employers, workers and governments to work together to advance occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear manufacturing, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has worked out a code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather ...

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    YouGov study sees German consumers returning to winter tourism


    In its recent study conducted among 2,049 participants (commissioned by German brand Schöffel), market researchers at YouGov evaluated a rising interest in winter tourism and snowsports. In mid-September, 58 percent of the consumers that are all active in wintersports said they were planning a winter holiday in ...

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    Pon Holdings acquires Dorel Sports


    The Dutch Pon Group and Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries Inc. officially announced on Oct. 11 that Pon.Bike (brands Cervélo, Focus, Gazelle, Juliana, Kalkhoff, Santa Cruz, Union, etc.) will acquire Dorel Sports (brands Cannondale, Caloi, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn, etc.). According to the two parties, this mammoth marriage will create “a leading ...

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    Vaude plans to be globally climate neutral next year


    Source: Vaude Antje von Dewitz at the global climate demo in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on Sept. 24, 2021 Following the alarming conclusion of scientists in the recently published report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which states that without immediate drastic action, the 1.5-degree target can no ...

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    Global bicycle stocks: Demand remains strong, but supply chain prevents further highs


    While falling infection rates and rising economic data helped our global bicycle stocks soar in the second quarter of 2021, a majority of our companies included in the Q3 overview had to adjust downwards in the third quarter. Demand remains high, yes, but the supply chain and some logistical issues ...

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    Helen of Troy’s Hydro Flask sees Q2 sales progress, raises FY outlook


    The Houseware segment of Helen of Troy, which includes outdoor drinkware brand Hydro Flask, saw revenues in the second fiscal quarter ended Aug. 31 grow by 6.7 percent to $215.2 million. The improvement was due mainly to an increase in brick and mortar sales for both Hydro Flask and OXO ...

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    The rugged outdoor footwear market fell by 5.6% in 2020


    After rising by 7.0 percent in 2019, the global market for branded outdoor shoes went down by 4.9 percent to $5,237 million in terms of U.S. dollars in 2020, based on an annual study of some key vendors’ revenues for this kind of product conducted by the Outdoor Industry Compass in partnership with Sporting Goods Intelligence. However, a major recovery is expected in 2021 and 2022, according to many companies in the sector.

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    50% digital ticket discount for EDM subscribers for NEXT TEXTILE conference on Oct. 12


    The Outdoor Industry Compass and EDM Publications are happy to announce that our subscribers are invited to benefit from a 50 percent discount on digital tickets for next week’s NEXT TEXTILE conference in Sweden. You can find the discount code at the end of the article.

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    Deuter with new sustainability strategy and “Promise Tour” across Germany


    Following the motto “We take responsibility for a change for the better,” Deuter has unveiled a new sustainability strategy to clearly take responsibility for its own actions and their impact on people and nature. With the new “Deuter Promise,” the German backpack and sleeping bag specialist is ...

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    E-commerce with strongest growth in Germany in Q3 since 2017


    Notwithstanding the gradual revival of public life, and even though the third quarter is considered the weakest of the year for seasonal reasons, e-commerce sales of goods from July to October rose by a substantial 14.8 percent to €22.194 billion, according to the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association ...

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    Odlo reorganizes its business structure in German-speaking countries


    Pascal Schweizer, Odlo’s country manager DACH, is seizing the opportunity of the departure of field sales manager Matthias Faller to reorganize responsibilities in the German-speaking region. Faller is leaving Odlo on Oct. 31 after almost five years with the company. Moving forward, a dedicated sales manager will be in place ...

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    Cake supports anti-poaching teams in Africa


    Source: Cake African rangers on Cake Kalk AP e-motorcycles Cake, the Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer and member of Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), has successfully delivered the first batch of electric anti-poaching bush bikes to Africa. The quiet and powerful Kalk AP e-motorcycles have been delivered to rangers ...