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    Vista Outdoor leaves option open to sell to MNC for higher price


    The uncertainty surrounding the future of Vista Outdoor, respectively Revelyst and The Kinetic Group, continues as the company officially confirmed on April 22 that it has resumed negotiations with Montréal-based MNC Capital in connection with the unsolicited expression of interest dated March 25, 2024, in which MNC indicated it was ...

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    Mammut rewards employees for successful CO2 reductions


    Mammut’s self-imposed CO2 reduction targets (Mammut’s sustainability principles and activities can be found here) are now becoming an important factor in the performance-related remuneration of the Swiss mountain sports company’s approximately 800 employees, as for the first time, Mammut’s CO2 performance will be included in the calculation of the annual ...

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    Haglöfs reduces CO2 emissions in 2023 with the help of the economic situation


    In its latest sustainability report for 2023, Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs shows that the 62 percent decrease in CO2 emissions compared to the previous year is not necessarily due to its continued concrete actions to reduce emissions but primarily due to the complex macroeconomic environment of the year, which led ...

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    ​HeiQ unveils anti-odor technology for feather and down products


    Swiss ingredients brand HeiQ is introducing a new anti-odor product addition to its HeiQ Fresh range to eliminate persistent malodor on feather and down products. Biobased HeiQ Fresh for Feather & Down utilizes a novel combination of pre- and probiotics (synbiotics) which helps to break up the smelly components. The ...

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    ​New CFO for Kent Outdoors, secures $100m credit facility, plans sale of bike business


    US group Kent Outdoors, which comprises 15 outdoor and action sports brands, including HO/Hyperlite, Connelly, Liquid Force, Onyx, Aquaglide, Barefoot/Fatsac and Bote, has appointed Rob Otto to the company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Otto joined Kent after successfully completing the sale of RW Designs, a wholesale and direct ...

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    BlackYak and Korean chemical companies develop sustainable trekking shoe


    Source: SK Chemicals The South Korean companies SK Chemicals, Dongsung Chemical and BlackYak jointly announced that they have developed sustainable footwear materials using the naturally derived material Ecotrion and applied it to BlackYak’s trekking shoe 343 Max. The new shoe was presented on April 18 after a ...

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    TNF presents Paris 2024 climbing uniforms for USA, Japan, South Korea and Austria


    Earlier this week, The North Face (TNF) unveiled the official sport climbing competition uniforms to be worn by athletes from the US, Japan, South Korea and Austria in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. TNF explained that each piece was meticulously constructed, pattern making was analyzed with 3D soft-wear, and garments ...

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    Norrøna becomes member of Fair Wear Foundation


    Norwegian family-owned outdoor company Norrøna announced its new membership with non-profit organization Fair Wear Foundation. The membership is a key step toward the sustainability targets outlined in its Norrøna 2029 Roadmap, which aims for the brand being the most responsible outdoor company. “An important aspect of becoming the most responsible ...

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    How to bring innovative materials into the supply chain


    Ambercycle, an innovative company using novel molecular regeneration technologies to transform used textiles into decarbonized, circular materials for brand owners, and womenswear brand Ganni have worked together to launch Cycora – the first commercially viable regenerated alternative to virgin polyester from Ambercycle. Textile Exchange has published a best practice case ...

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    Norwegian Second-Hand Trade Act to change


    On April 5, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Jan Christian Vestre, presented the government’s proposed changes to the Second-Hand Act at Bergans’ flagship store in Oslo. The choice of location was not accidental: Bergans, together with several other retailers, has been strongly in favor of changing the law. ...

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    Opening of first Brompton Junction in Austria


    Just in time for the Vienna Bike Festival on Rathausplatz, Brompton opened Austria’s first “Junction” in Vienna on April 13, 2024. The British brand specializing in urban bike mobility is now presenting its folding bikes in collaboration with in the new flagship store at Lerchenfelder Straße 15. ...

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    AAG uses Oeko-Tex 100 certified water-based inks for garment printing


    As part of a wide-ranging initiative to reduce its environmental impact and comply with evolving global chemical regulations, Active Apparel Group (AAG), a California-based manufacturer of performance apparel for the leisure/lifestyle and active markets, announced the use of Oeko-Tex 100 Class 1 water-based inks in its manufacturing process. Common and ...

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    Sympatex presents new Sherpa laminate at Techtextil


    At Techtextil Frankfurt, April 23–26, 2024, Sympatex will present Sherpa, a new laminate concept that combines the advantages of the classic quilted jacket with those of a membrane jacket. Source: Sympatex The Sympatex Sherpa Modular Parka consists of the new Sherpa laminate, designed with respect to ecodesign ...

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    Nemo announces new and renewed partnerships


    New Hampshire-based outdoor gear brand Nemo Equipment has announced its list of 2024 partners that closely align with the company values of innovation, community and sustainability. With an emphasis on access, inclusivity and conservation, the brand has renewed key partnerships and added new ones to get more folks outdoors and ...

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    Vaude launches second-hand online shop


    Vaude has launched the sale of second-hand products at – currently only in Germany. The offer is meant to provide an environmentally friendly, yet inexpensive alternative to buying new clothing and equipment. The second-hand web shop offers a large selection of used outdoor equipment in great condition. As a ...

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    Cirql launches fully recyclable midsole made from 30% recycled TPU


    US-based insole specialist OrthoLite, the company behind Cirql, a provider of sustainable material solutions for the global footwear industry, has launched a new midsole foam called Cirql rTPU30. According to Cirql, the patented innovation consists of 30 percent recycled TPU material and is manufactured through a chemical-free, supercritical foaming process. ...

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    Swedish Supreme Court confirms reorganization plan for Sportshopen’s parent


    On 15 April, the Swedish Supreme Court confirmed the restructuring plan for Swedemount Sportswear & Fashion AB. The majority of Swedemount’s suppliers and creditor groups had already voted to confirm the restructuring plan in December last year, which was subsequently approved by both the District Court and the Court of ...

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    European retail giants allegedly linked to unethical Brazilian cotton


    As our sister website Shoe Intelligence reports, the British non-governmental organization (NGO) Earthsight is accusing H&M and Inditex of using cotton “linked to land grabbing, illegal deforestation, violence, human rights violations and corruption in Brazil.” It is also calling on governments to regulate the fashion industry on the grounds that ...

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    Isbjörn chooses Lignin Net Zero Bags for e-commerce


    Source: Isbjörn of Sweden Lignin Industries’ Net Zero Brown Bag Swedish outdoor children’s clothing brand Isbjörn is partnering with Lignin Industries, also from Sweden, as part of its sustainability commitment, which includes bold Net Zero targets. By choosing Lignin Industries’ Net Zero Bag for its e-commerce deliveries, ...

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    Kith and Columbia Sportswear team up again - this time for camping gear


    Source: Columbia x Kith After an outdoor lifestyle collection in 2022 and a fishing collection in 2023, Kith is continuing its partnership with Columbia Sportswear and presents the brand new Kith for Columbia 2024 collection – this time a comprehensive range of apparel, accessories and footwear designed ...