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    Lenzing's H1 sales collapse due to Covid-19


    Lenzing , the Austrian fiber specialist, recorded a significant drop in sales for the first half of fiscal 2020. Since fiber prices came under intense pressure due to the Covid-19 crisis and demand for textile fibers dropped significantly in recent months, sales declined by 25.6 percent to €810.2m. A slightly ...

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    Nepal to restart international tourism in mid-August

    2020-08-04T12:48:00Z reports that Nepal will begin resuming domestic and international air traffic on Aug. 17, reopening its borders to tourism and issuing climbing permits for selected peaks for the fall season. Nepal stopped air traffic and climbing permits in the spring to slow the spread of Covid-19 within its ...

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    Despite very difficult Q1, VF expects improvement


    Despite posting steep declines in revenues and earnings for its first quarter ended on June 30, the management of VF Corp. insisted that the company is in a strong position to get through the coronavirus pandemic because of its “financial and operational rigor” and the progress it has made ...

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    Hoka’s momentum saves Deckers’ quarter


    Despite headwinds from Covid-19, and a 10 percent decline for Ugg , robust sales at Hoka One One helped Deckers Brands grow in its first fiscal quarter ended on June 30. They progressed by 2.3 percent from the same period last year to $283.2 million, or by 2.8 ...

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    Opinion: The new distribution landscape


    The transformation of the B2B offline distribution as the sole chain to reach consumers to an online propelled distribution landscape has, as we all know, been accelerated by the lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. As most offline-focused brands are now busy developing or updating their digital strategies, some ...

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    Oakley donates $200K to WHO with launch of new Kokoro collection


    To mark the launch of its new Kokoro collection, Oakley donated $200,000 to the World Health Organization in support of the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund . The new collection, designed by Japanese artist Meguru Yamaguchi , consists of 11 performance and lifestyle eyewear styles “that represent the ...

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    Lafuma Group hit by Covid-19 amid restructuring


    Groupe Lafuma said the company was “shaken” by the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March during a period of structuring its brand portfolio and activities. It has made efforts in the past months to adapt to structural changes in its markets and in customer consumption patterns, including investments to improve ...

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    CES 2021 moves to an all-digital experience


    The Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) 2021, scheduled to run from Jan. 6-9, 2021 in Las Vegas, will become “an all-digital experience” on the same dates, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced. CES is regarded as the most influential tech event in the world, also covering the ...

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    Milliken increases U.S. inventory of reusable medical fabrics for PPE


    Milliken Company , the owner of Polartec , reported that it has invested significant resources to increase the production of its Milliken Perimeter ™ advanced medical fabrics in the United States. Since March, the company has distributed more than 10 million yards of reusable medical fabrics in ...

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    The French are outdoor passionate; camping strong after lockdown


    A YouGov France survey has revealed that 62 percent of the French people participate in outdoor activities. The French favorite outdoor activities are hiking (58 percent), cycling (also at 58 percent) and swimming (43 percent). Hiking is especially successful in the 55 or older age group (70 percent of ...

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    Klarna launches campaign in the UK to contain impulse buying


    Klarna , the Swedish online financial services specialist that works with groups including VF Corp. ’s brand Timberland , has launched a new campaign in the UK called KlarnaSense to encourage shoppers to ”think thrice” before making purchases. The campaign against impulse buying follows a Mindful Money content ...

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    Polygiene signs partnership with Indian fabric manufacturer


    Polygiene has signed a partnership with India-based textile manufacturer Skywalk International to treat textiles and facemasks with Polygiene ViralOff® . According to the Swedish ingredient brand, the order value is estimated between $150,000 to $200,000 per year. Skywalk has responded quickly to the need for antivirally treated facemasks, ...

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    ​Alpina launches virtual showroom


    In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, German Alpina Sports , supplier of sports glasses, goggles, helmets and protectors and part of the Uvex Group , offers its dealers a virtual showroom on its website, where the product innovations for next season are presented and explained. The design of the ...

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    New CMP campaign focusing on post-lockdown outdoor experiences


    In late May, CMP , a brand of the Italian company Fratelli Campagnolo founded in 2010, launched its new “It’s More” campaign to invite outdoor enthusiasts to reflect on the true meaning of experiences in close contact with nature. After the long months of quarantine, people finally have the ...

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    ​Outdoor Retailer Online opens July 21


    Outdoor Retailer ’s new online event, Outdoor Retailer Online , begins with three days of live programming from July 21-23, 2020. The outdoor community can register for free at to gain access to all education and events, both live and on-demand sessions. Speakers will lead conversations on ...

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    Craghoppers wins Brand of the Year at Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards


    With its inaugural Sustainable Fashion Awards , London-based B2B fashion magazine Drapers seeks to recognize the industry’s progress in the reduction of its environmental impact and in creating fairer working conditions throughout its supply chain. The awards range from Brand and Retailer of the Year to the Best Supply ...

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    Polygiene partners with reusable packaging manufacturer to create antimicrobial shipping boxes


    Returnity , a U.S. manufacturer of custom-designed reusable shipping bags and boxes, has partnered with the Swedish ingredient brand Polygiene to create an improved reusable packaging product, treated with Polygiene’s ViralOff® antimicrobial solvent. The initiative is a first for the packaging industry, directly addressing recent concerns linked ...

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    Polygiene signs exclusive distributor agreement for Ukranian market


    Polygiene and TK-Domashniy Tekstyl , a home textile company in the Ukraine, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the Ukrainian market. TK-Domashniy Tekstyl was founded in 1995 and is a major player in home textiles in the Ukraine, producing and selling mainly home textile goods, but also raw ...

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    UK and France consider new face mask regulations


    The British government has requested that people wear face masks in stores as of July 24, and the French government is considering making masks mandatory in stores and all other public places by Aug. 1 at the latest. The British Retail Consortium has said that retailers should not be ...

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    Fjällräven takes trekking virtual with Fjällräven Classic TV


    Building on the success of virtual Fjällräven Classic events in Germany and Denmark, Fjällräven will live stream all of its legendary long-distance treks online this summer: China starts on July 30 at 7.00 CET; Sweden on Aug. 7 at 16.00 CET; the UK on Aug. 27at 12.00 CET; and ...