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    Ortovox publishes fifth Social Report


    The fifth social report released by the German mountain sports specialist Ortovox is entitled “ Sustainability Insights,” because it is all about ”the people who move the company with their beliefs and commitment.” Source: Ortovox Product designers Jasmina Vo-Van and Sonja Lugmaier The ...

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    ​Montane turns Black Friday green


    The British outdoor performance specialist Montane is donating its Black Friday marketing budget of €5,000 to the European Outdoor Conservation Association ( EOCA ) this year to support social sustainability and vital conservation work around the world. At the same time, the brand wants to encourage more ...

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    Pentland releases Modern Slavery report


    Pentland Brands has produced a report on labor practices in its supply chain. Called Modern Slavery , the report reviews such criteria as geography, political stability and worker demographics to gauge the likelihood of slavery’s use in various parts of the world. Homeworkers appear to be of particular concern ...

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    Patagonia hires Beth Thoren as environmental action & initiative director


    Source: Patagonia Beth Thoren, new Environmental Action Initiatives Director, EMEA Patagonia is strengthening its mission “We’re in business to save our home planet” with the hire of Beth Thoren as environmental action and initiative director, EMEA. With her extensive previous ...

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    Canada Goose wants to keep the planet cold and the people warm


    After unveiling its Sustainable Impact Strategy in April and building on these core values and outlining its vision for the future, Canada Goose has now presented a new digital platform called Humanature that unites the brand’s sustainability and values-based initiatives and represents the ...

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    We aRe SpinDye closes last link for circular textile production


    The Swedish fashion tech company We aRe SpinDye® ’s aim is to make the dyeing process of clothes completely environmentally friendly. After introducing a unique and extremely resource-efficient dyeing process, first applied by the Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven in 2017, the company is now closing the last link for ...

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    ​Odlo successfully pursues its sustainability goals


    Swiss performance sportswear brand Odlo has published its sustainability report for the 2019/2020 financial year, in which the brand has achieved significant improvements in terms of product, environmental and social responsibility. Despite the effects of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the brand has made significant progress and demonstrated its long-term ...

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    Zeal Optics plants trees for every eyewear product sold


    U.S. eyewear brand Zeal Optics celebrates its fifth annual “ Buy A Zeal, Plant A Tree ” campaign, applicable site-wide on and throughout more than 1,000 retailers globally. In partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and 1% For The Planet , the brand will ...

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    Nixon releases watch made from reclaimed ocean plastics


    The California-based watch and accessory brand Nixon has introduced the High Tide , a new tide watch tailored to the needs of surfers and made from upcycled ocean plastics. The High Tide, which is at the top of Nixon’s tide watch collection, follows Nixon’s redesigned H2O Yeah! recycled-ocean-plastics ...

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    DPS and POW offer limited edition backcountry touring ski


    U.S. ski brand DPS has joined forces with the environmental NGO Protect Our Winters (POW) to create a limited number of the new DPS Pagoda Tour 106 C2 backcountry ski featuring the POW logo. The ski comes with a factory Phantom -treated permanent waxless ...

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    B-Corps Cotopaxi and MiiR collaborate to tackle single use plastics


    U.S. outdoor brands Cotopaxi and MiiR have partnered to not only address the disposable plastics crisis, but also to reinvent corporate expectations of “collaboration before competition”. The brands, both B-Corp certified, have joined forces to launch a new line of water bottles called the Cotopaxi x MiiR ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine commit to Net Zero by 2030


    As part of their long-term sustainability strategy, the British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , both owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd , have committed themselves to achieving Net Zero by 2030. As a first step, South Pole , a recognized provider of climate ...

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    Get a sneak peek of Haglöfs Restored on Green Friday


    Haglöfs ’ Green Friday initiative has become known for its commitment to tackle the environmental and social dangers of excessive consumption. In recent years, the company closed stores and webstores on Black Friday, and last year even increased prices, with profits going to non-profit environmental ...

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    Globetrotter: “Greener Week” instead of Black Friday


    The German outdoor retail chain Globetrotter , which belongs to the Swedish Fenix Outdoor Group , is calling for the “Greener Week” from Nov. 23 to 27 as a sustainable alternative to Black Friday . The German Hiking Association ( DWV ) will receive ten percent of the ...

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    Digital and free of charge: Milano Green Forum on Nov. 20


    On Nov. 20, this year’s digital Milano Green Forum will try to increase environmental awareness, generating an awareness-knowledge of the potential of a possible radical change of paradigm. It is aimed at consumers, businesses, and institutions and presents new technological solutions, thus favoring a cooperative approach between research and ...

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    EOCA funding announced for new conservation projects


    The European Outdoor Conservation Association ( EOCA ) has announced the newest conservation projects it will be supporting this year. In line with its current Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea focus and its target to clear 3,000 km of habitat, trail and beach of plastic waste and pollution, ...

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    Microfibre Consortium tests over 200 materials for global database


    The Microfibre Consortium ( TMC ) has provided an update on its fiber fragmentation test program started by TMC and University of Leeds ( UoL ) in late 2019 to measure microfiber material loss from textiles. Working in collaboration across its membership, including brands, retailers, suppliers ...

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    ​Sanuk launches second SustainaSole collection


    Sanuk , a division of Deckers Brands , has announced the second generation of its SustainaSole footwear collection, which it calls its “most ecological innovation” since its debut in July 2020. The second collection includes the two vegan slippers Donna (women) and Skuner (men) and is comprised ...

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    Paul McCartney’s new music video supports the fight against climate change


    The former Beatle Paul McCartney has joined a new climate change non-profit organization from Australia, Surfers For Climate , by releasing a new video clip of his song ’Wine Dark Open Sea.” The video features Belinda Baggs , surfing champion and co-founder of Surfers For Climate. McCartney is ...

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    Goldwin releases knitted sweater made of plant-based biopolymer fabric


    In 2015, the Japanese ski and outdoor brand Goldwin and a biomaterial innovator, Spiber , started working on the practical application of structural protein materials – called Brewed Protein™ – in the outdoor industry. Brewed Protein refers to artificial protein materials produced from plant-derived biomass using a proprietary ...