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    Former Thule CEO appointed to Hestra’s board


    Source: Hestra Magnus Welander Magnus Welander has been appointed to the board of the Swedish company Hestra Gloves. Welander joins Hestra after 14 years as CEO of Thule Group. Under his leadership, the outdoor company has achieved impressive growth, with an increased brand presence and several new ...

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    New study shows circular strategies can help outdoor brands grow while reducing carbon emissions


    Confirming what many already suspected, a new study released by Trove and the impact intelligence platform Worldly has concluded that circular strategies can lead to significant carbon reduction in the fashion industry, and crucially, also for Outdoor brands.

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    Expert talks, Footwear and more at Performance Days


    With one week to go before Performance Days, Charles Ross shares some last minute insights into what to expect.

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    Lycra releases Planet Agenda Update and reports sustainability progress


    Fiber and textile technology provider The Lycra Company has released its second annual Planet Agenda Update and Global Sustainability Scorecard Summary for the fiscal year 2022. The documents report on the progress the company has made toward achieving its 2030 sustainability goals, as announced in last year’s release. Planet Agenda ...

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    U.S. outdoor industry praises launch of American Climate Corps


    On Sept. 20, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) celebrated the Biden administration’s historic action to launch the American Climate Corps, which will be tasked with building a clean and climate-resilient economy and promoting a strong outdoor workforce. “It is outstanding to see this administration take another big step forward in ...


    Icebug starts collaboration with Danish supplier of sustainable leather


    Source: Icebug Maria Munther By using fully traceable leather from Scandinavia, Swedish footwear manufacturer Icebug can further reduce its carbon footprint. This is possible thanks to a collaboration with Spoor, a Danish company specializing in sustainable leather. “It’s about taking responsibility for our climate footprint, for animal ...

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    Columbia Sportswear releases 2022 Impact Report


    Columbia Sportswear Company has released its Impact Report 2022, which highlights the company’s performance and progress across the three pillars of its corporate responsibility strategy: Empowering People, Sustaining Places and Responsible Practices. In the report, the company says that 2022 was another challenging year, with operations around the world affected ...

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    Houdini expands circularity platform, launches “Houdini Circle”


    Swedish sportswear company and sustainability pioneer Houdini is expanding its circularity platform, opening “Houdini Circle,” the first retail concept of its kind, in Stockholm on Sept. 28. Flexible apparel “ownership” In one single location, customers can now choose how to access their garments: rent, subscribe, buy new/used/exclusively made garments, or ...

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    KMD Brands’ FY results marred by poorer consumer sentiment in Q4


    Strong sales growth from all three of KMD Brands’ brands – Rip Curl, Kathmandu and Oboz – was offset by weaker results in the year’s final period ended July 31. Annual Ebitda rose 11.2 percent to 200.1 New Zealand dollars (€117.1m), but net profit was essentially flat at NZ$36.6 million ...

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    R Raymon and Pierer New Mobility part ways


    Source: R Raymon Susanne and Felix Puello The first rumors of a separation surfaced when the R Raymon bicycle brand, founded by German bicycle industrialist couple Susanne and Felix Puello, was not featured at this year’s Pierer New Mobility booth at Eurobike in Frankfurt. Now Pierer New ...

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    Cycling industry veteran joins POC as new CEO


    Source: POC Derek Bouchard-Hall, new CEO at POC POC, the Swedish manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, protective equipment and apparel founded in 2005, has appointed Derek Bouchard-Hall as its new CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Jonas Sjögren, who served as POC’s CEO since early 2017, and will be ...

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    OIA seconds the UK government's new physical activity initiative


    The British Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) said it is very pleased to see the publication of the UK Government’s policy paper, “Get Active: a strategy for the future of sport and physical activity” launched last week. The UK Government announced it will join forces with former sports stars, health professionals ...

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    PrimaLoft introduces new durable synthetic insulation


    PrimaLoft, Inc. has introduced its latest innovation, PrimaLoft Utility. PrimaLoft Utility represents a new design approach and sets “new benchmarks in durability within the realm of synthetic insulation while also providing unparalleled ease of use and care.” According to PrimaLoft, Utility was designed to redefine the standards for durability and ...

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    REI Co-op Studios to release new co-produced films this fall


    REI Co-op Studios, the in-house content division of US outdoor retailer REI, has announced the release and expanded distribution of several feature films, shorts and podcasts. The projects include “Canary,” a documentary about climate that will be released in the US on Sept. 15; “Frybread Face & ...

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    UTMB launches new sustainability roadmap, “UTMB for the Planet”


    UTMB Group has launched “UTMB for the Planet,” a new action plan focusing on regenerating our planet and UTMB communities. The project builds on the actions in place at the Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc since 2003. UTMB for the Planet will guide all the sustainability actions of UTMB Group and will ...

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    Rotor taking a hit in revenues


    Rotor, the Spanish manufacturer of bicycle components, had the best year in its history in 2022, when revenues fell just shy of €22 million, improving by 30 percent on the previous year, but things have since slowed. The first half of 2023 produced a 25 percent drop in sales, and ...

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    Zero Waste Europe calls for legal framework banning the destruction of unsold fashion items


    Source: ZWE Zero Waste Europe, a network of European NGOs working toward a zero-waste future, has published a new paper that asks for a legal framework banning the destruction of unsold fashion goods. The paper, titled “A Zero Waste Vision for Fashion -Chapter 1: All We Need ...

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    VF Corp collaborates with winner of Redress Design Award 2023


    VF Corp and the Hong Kong-based environmental NGO Redress have announced the winner of the Redress Design Award 2023. The award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition and aims to provide a platform for emerging fashion designers to advance the circular economy in the fashion industry. ...

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    The final program of ​EOS 2023 in Berlin


    The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) is held annually for around 300 delegates to learn more about and discuss the issues that we, as an industry, collectively face. The topics are always related to industry needs and focus on current and future economic, technical and social trends, to develop a theme ...

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    Performance Days 2023: Still asking the big questions around fabrics


    Charles Ross gives us a sneak peek into the next edition of Performance Days, Performance Forum and how both reflect the industry’s biggest issues.