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    Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings for 2022 and market analysis published


    The Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings, published annually by online news and analysis service Environmental Finance, are on firmer footing in their third year of existence, with the number of completed returns doubling from around 2,000 in 2021 to nearly 4,000 this year, up from 1,500 two years ago. In general, ...

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    U.S. federal report on microfiber pollution released


    Mandated by the U.S. Congress, the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) has delivered a new report on microfiber pollution coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. According to the paper, not only are microfibers a highly complex and diverse type of ...

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    Eurobike 2023 offers exhibitors three-day B2B participation


    Following this year’s Eurobike premiere in Frankfurt, organizer Fairnamic is already setting the course for Eurobike 2023 (June 21-25). In addition to the previous hall and open-air site participation, the organizer will offer a booth booking option covering the first three trade-only visitor show days for the first time – ...

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    Adidas exhibits its “made to be remade” products in London


    At Design London 2022, taking place at Magazine London on Sept. 21-24, Adidas has organized an exhibition titled “Chasing Circularity.” The exhibits showcase the brand’s journey since the 2019 launch of Futurecraft.Loop, a corporate initiative that explores ways to make reusable products. The project has been working on a circular ...

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    Patagonia and Gellert’s reactions to allegations of tax evasion


    We summarize what Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert and competitors have to say about Chouinard’s move to donate Patagonia to fight climate change. 

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    E-Commerce: Secondhand marketplaces on the rise


    Cross-border marketplaces are developing fast, and the C2C trend is one of the drivers.

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    Felix Münnich becomes the new chief commercial officer at Mammut


    Münnich comes from one of the top players in the sporting goods business to Mammut.

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    Lenzing suspends 2022 earning outlook over market deterioration


    The Lenzing Group has announced that, because of “the drastic deterioration of the market environment in the current quarter,” it has suspended its guidance for the development of earnings in the 2022 financial year. The specialist fiber manufacturer specifically referred to “the extremely low visibility on the demand side and ...

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    Ethical Trading Initiative issues new assessment for production in Myanmar


    The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has commissioned an independent evidence-based assessment of human rights and responsible business conduct within Myanmar. The assessment was conducted by Due Diligence Design, with research and analysis from partner Impactt; guidance on the implications of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) from SHIFT; and consultation with ...

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    KMD Brands sees sales momentum resuming


    After a challenging first half impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, KMD Brands experienced rebounding sales in the final two quarters.

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    Paul Lange management expands with third-generation family member


    Source: Paul Lange & Co. Paul-César Lange Stuttgart-based bicycle wholesaler and importer Paul Lange & Co OHG has filled the newly created position of chief strategy officer (CSO) with Paul-César Lange, who will be responsible for strategic direction in his new role with immediate effect. He will ...

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    Portugal’s two-wheeler export volume grows 38 percent in the first 7 months


    According to the Portuguese Bicycle Industry Association ABIMOTA, Portugal has achieved a production growth of 38 percent in the first seven months of the current year 2022 (and compared to the same period in 2021). These figures, which have also been confirmed by the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat, make ...

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    Chouinard family transfers Patagonia ownership to channel dividends to environmental protection


    Source: Campbell Brewer Yvon Chouinard Nearly 50 years after founding Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard and his family (together with his children Claire and Fletcher) have decided to give away their company to ensure all proceeds will be used to fight climate change. The Chouinard family has transferred all ...

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    Opening up the Outdoors: A report from the Outdoor Industries Association’s annual gathering


    The British trade body’s Annual General Meeting has been a great indicator of its national waymarks: it marked the speech from the Prime Minister about putting the country into lockdown, it was the first gathering I attended post lockdown, while this week, it marked the death of the monarch – ...

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    Mips predicts temporarily weaker bicycle market than expected


    After two years of bicycle-related sales records, the listed Thule Group AB already spoke of an imminent temporarily reduced bicycle-related sales volume that will affect sales and profitability in the coming months (OIC reported). Now Mips AB, also from Sweden, is following suit: The Brain Protection System (BPS) manufacturer, also ...

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    Lenzing sees Austrian site at risk due to energy costs, politics and shortage of skilled workers


    Stephan Sielaff, the CEO of fiber manufacturer Lenzing AG, sees Austria as an attractive production location - but also as a vulnerable one. “Gas prices are high in Austria, but not in China. If we can no longer cover our costs, at some point, it will be the end of ...

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    Oberalp Group presents products made from hemp


    Right next to Oberalp’s own hemp field, the Alpine Hemp collection from Salewa was among the products presented at a cross-industry event on the topic of hemp on Sep. 7. For this purpose, industrial hemp was grown and processed into new products in a multi-industry partnership. At the press conference ...

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    The final countdown to EOS 2022 in Annecy has begun


    There are just three and a half weeks to go until the European Outdoor Summit (EOS), which will be held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Annecy on Oct. 6-7. After a two-year hiatus, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) has partnered with OSV to put together an impressive lineup of ...

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    Riese & Müller with new management structure and first-time management board


    Almost 30 years ago, Markus Riese and Heiko Müller, then students, founded the bicycle company Riese & Müller GmbH (R&M). Since then, the German business has grown from a folding bike start-up to a global player in the e-bike market and today employs over 900 people and generates annual sales ...

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    EOCA submits application for Earthshot Prize


    The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has taken a step forward with its application for the 2022 Earthshot Prize. Launched in late 2019, the Earthshot Prize will award five £1 million prizes each year for ten years. Established by Prince William and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess ...