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    Equip brands again receive South Pole climate neutral label


    Climate solutions provider South Pole has awarded Equip Outdoor Technologies brands Rab and Lowe Alpine with its climate-neutral label for the second year running in 2021. South Pole’s team has been consulting with the U.K. company on its climate journey since 2020, when Equip started offsetting its ...

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    Nilit joins The Ocean Foundation’s Blue Resilience initiative


    Nilit, a global supplier of 6.6 nylons and owner of the Sensil brand, has announced its new engagement in the Blue Resilience Initiative, a project led by the Ocean Foundation that works to safeguard and reestablish ocean meadows and other marine habitats under threat. According to a company release, Nilit’s ...

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    Tecnica rolls out ski boot recycling project in eight countries


    After revealing its plans for an end-of-life solution for used ski boots in spring this year, the new “Recycle your boots” project by Tecnica is about to start. The circular project, launching in the Alps region this fall, aims to contribute to protecting the planet by recycling used ski boots ...

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    Kathmandu Holdings publishes 2021 sustainability report


    Source: Kathmandu Kathmandu Holdings Ltd. sustainability report 2021 In its 2021 sustainability report, Kathmandu Holdings provides insight into the CSR and sustainability progress of its three brands, Kathmandu, Oboz and Rip Curl. The group undertook its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) materiality assessment this year, conducted ...

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    Teijin Frontier’s Thai subsidiary plans new facility for recycled polyester chips


    According to a press release published from Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd (the fiber and product processing company of Teijin Group), Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Ltd. (TPL), the company whose core business is the production of polyester fibers, is setting up a plant to convert used domestic plastic bottles into recycled polyester ...

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    Keen receives award for PFC-free Detox the Planet initiative


    U.S. publication Good Housekeeping has honored Portland, Oregon-based brand Keen with the Good Housekeeping 2021 Sustainability Innovation Award for its Detox the Planet initiative, launched in 2014, which aims to ensure the brand completely eliminates perfluorochemicals (PFCs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from its footwear. These so-called “eternal chemicals” ...

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    SBTi approves eBay’s ambitious climate action goal


    eBay Inc. continues its commitment to climate action by setting an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). eBay commits to reduce its own (scope 1 and scope 2) emissions by 90 percent by 2030 from a 2019 base year, in line with limiting ...

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    CamelBak and Lifestraw collaborate, integrate Give Back charity program


    Hydration specialists CamelBak and LifeStraw are launching the new “Eddy+ filtered by LifeStraw” collection that includes integrated water bottles, reservoirs and stand-alone filters. Using a new two-stage filtration technique, the filter can also be purchased as a stand-alone accessory or combined with a bottle or reservoir filtration kit. Sales from ...

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    Make the Label Count coalition aims to improve planned EU labeling directives


    While the EU plans to introduce a sustainability label for clothing as part of its efforts to promote the circular economy and consumer protection, a group of experts and organizations – as part of the new Make the Label Count campaign, which was unveiled Oct. 13 – is working to ...

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    Klättermusen launches first urban lifestyle collection


    Swedish outdoor brand Klättermusen has launched its first off-the-mountain collection, and it’s called just that: “Off The Mountain®”. The 8-piece collection includes technical products designed for before and after the tour and/or everyday use. As always, true to the brand’s motto for over 50 years that its products should impact ...

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    RevolutionRace publishes first sustainability report after IPO


    In its 2020/21 Annual and Sustainability Report, Swedish DTC brand RevolutionRace (RVRC) reports that it has performed strongly and profitably over the past fiscal year, with very positive growth in both new and existing markets. RVRC Holding AB, which went public on the Stockholm Nasdaq in June, posted strong results ...

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    VF and WaterAid partner to vaccinate Cambodians


    In an effort to protect workers’ health and keep the supply chain steady, VF is supporting the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in Cambodia. VF’s Worker and Community Development program partnered with the nonprofit WaterAid to support the Cambodian government’s Covid-19 response plan rollout. More than 20,000 factory workers and 300,000 ...

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    ILO adopts first code of practice on safety and health in the supply chains


    To provide a practical basis for employers, workers and governments to work together to advance occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear manufacturing, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has worked out a code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather ...

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    Dimension-Polyant switches to more sustainable fabrics


    German fabric manufacturer Dimension-Polyant complements its VX series of pack laminates with the new RX line. The new offerings are climate-neutrally produced from cradle to gate with a varying share of recycled polyester fibers. To label its sustainable range of fabrics, the company has created the new “cleenTec” seal that ...

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    Vaude plans to be globally climate neutral next year


    Source: Vaude Antje von Dewitz at the global climate demo in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on Sept. 24, 2021 Following the alarming conclusion of scientists in the recently published report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which states that without immediate drastic action, the 1.5-degree target can no ...

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    The North Face names European members of Explore Fund Council


    Source: The North Face Members of the European Explore Fund council The North Face is setting up structures of the European branch of its Explore Fund Council, a new diversity and inclusion committee announced last year. The seven million dollar fund available is aimed to improve access ...

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    Deuter with new sustainability strategy and “Promise Tour” across Germany


    Following the motto “We take responsibility for a change for the better,” Deuter has unveiled a new sustainability strategy to clearly take responsibility for its own actions and their impact on people and nature. With the new “Deuter Promise,” the German backpack and sleeping bag specialist is ...

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    Kari Traa launches campaign and movement against inequality


    Sharing stories from real women from the outdoor industry, the new “girls will be girls” campaign initialized by Kari Traa intends to encourage women to change the rules and fight to decrease the global gender gap. The kick-off video (see below) will be followed by more footage, showing women like ...

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    Adidas rolls out resale program


    Adidas’ new “Choose to Give Back” resale program, which leverages thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service® (RaaS®) platform and expertise, allows consumers to send used products from any brand to Adidas for reuse or resale via the Adidas Creators Club App. The program – part of the company’s efforts to promote a circular product ...

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    Cake supports anti-poaching teams in Africa


    Source: Cake African rangers on Cake Kalk AP e-motorcycles Cake, the Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer and member of Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), has successfully delivered the first batch of electric anti-poaching bush bikes to Africa. The quiet and powerful Kalk AP e-motorcycles have been delivered to rangers ...