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    Naturkompaniet donates record amount to nature conservation projects


    Every year, the Swedish retailer Naturkompaniet donates a portion of its profits to selected environmental and nature conservation organizations. The theme of this year’s ”Naturbonus” is biodiversity in Sweden and around the world. The five selected organizations for 2022 have now been selected and can look forward to a record ...

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    Schöffel labels all products with new echo label to indicate sustainable aspects


    German brand Schöffel has introduced a new signet called “Echo’” to mark its products with sustainable aspects. The new sustainability label is an acronym for the words “environment,” “community,” “humanity,” and “opportunity” and will be added to every qualifying product as a hangtag and in communication. For ...

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    Vaude and partner Interseroh nominated for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022


    At the time that Vaude’s new line of ReCycle bike bags made from 100 percent recycled materials (for the main material) is going to market, the German company – together with its partners for the project, Interseroh and the Czech manufacturing company Fitcraft – is nominated for the Plastics Recycling ...

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    Pyua integrates circular Sympatex laminate into collection


    The Banff laminate by Sympatex, which premiered as a 2-layer product at the Performance Days in 2020, is an integral part of Pyua’s new Spring 2023 collection. Pyua uses a mono-material polyester 3-layer laminate made with a face fabric consisting of 60 percent post-industry and 40 percent post-consumer waste, a ...

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    SOG: 1.5°C climate commitment becomes membership criterion


    The Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) has committed to a climate commitment in line with the Paris agreement at its annual meeting in Bosön. From now on, all member companies must adhere to the climate targets set out in the climate agreement. The decision was made by vote and was unanimous. ...

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    Skylotec to establish charitable trust


    In the year of its 75th anniversary, Skylotec, the German manufacturer of industrial and sports climbing as well as protective equipment, will establish a foundation for charitable purposes. The German family-owned company wants to support projects in areas such as youth development, education or environmental protection, and people in need. ...

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    Thule Group with new product categories, updates financial targets


    At its capital markets day, the Swedish Thule Group has presented plans to enter the two new product categories in 2023: car seats – to be launched in Europe first, expanding worldwide in a second step – and dog transport products, starting with a dog cage. The company was also ...

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    UTMB World Series makes charity bibs available in support of Ukraine


    UTMB World Series is releasing charity bibs for more than 15 UTMB World Series Events to aid causes that directly support the Ukrainian people affected by the war. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the GivenGain ...

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    Oberalp group publishes sustainability report 2021 and holds Virtual Convention


    The Italian Oberalp Group, the owner of the Salewa, Dynafit, Wild Country, Pomoca, Evolv and LaMunt brands, has published its comprehensive sustainability report ”Contribute 2021”. Oberalp has identified ten of the 17 UN goals for sustainable development, from decent work and education to responsible consumption and an increased share of ...

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    C.L.A.S.S. eco hub launches new information tool on corporate sustainability topics


    The international eco hub C.L.A.S.S. has added new topics to its academy offerings. The Training project aims at sharing valuable and practical information concerning three main areas of sustainable development, which are: Introduction to a new generation of fashion, blending design, innovation, sustainability and communication into the product development ...

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    Heraeus acquires majority in Indian PET recycling company


    German chemicals group Heraeus Holding GmbH has acquired a majority stake in PET recycler Perpetual Technologies and renames the company Revalyu Resources. Revalyu has developed a low-energy depolymerization technology to recycle post-consumer PET bottles into esters, the base for polyester fibers. According to the company, the technology provides a cost-effective ...

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    TNF Renewed moves forward with IT enhancements and a new cleaning technology partner


    The North Face is rolling out a new website and shopping experience for its resale offering Renewed, launched in 2018. TNF will now work with resale technology provider Archive and clean technology and logistics company Tersus Solutions. The Archive technology aims to deliver information about a Renewed item’s lifecycle, from ...

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    TNF commits to support wilderness clean-up projects via EOCA


    For the third year running, The North Face (TNF) has chosen the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to find and manage environmental projects to be financially supported by the brand’s fund. Five projects in four European countries have been picked by EOCA and will be supported with ...

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    Finisterre launches seasuit and hijab in a ‘buy one, gift one’ model, breaking barriers to women’s access to the sea


    The British community interest company Finisterre Foundation, set up to help people facing cultural, medical or personal barriers to accessing the sea, is launching its ’Into the Sea’ project, a set of full-coverage women’s seasuit and hijab made from recycled sea waste. The seasuit (RRP £140) and accompanying hijab (RRP ...

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    HeiQ launches peppermint-based odor control textile treatment with Alchemie Technology


    The new HeiQ Life treatment that HeiQ has developed with its partner Alchemie Technology is an odor control finish based on peppermint oil as an active ingredient, inhibiting bacteria from growth on the textile surface. Utilizing Alchemie’s digital finishing technology, the process is 84 percent less energy-consuming and takes 92 ...

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    Lenzing’s Q1 revenues grow double-digit despite rising costs


    Lenzing, the Austrian manufacturer of wood-based specialty fibers, posted revenues of €615 million in the first quarter of 2022, representing a 25.7 percent increase year-on-year, primarily driven by continued high demand for wood-based biodegradable specialty fibers and higher fiber prices. Specialty fibers currently account for 73.3 percent of its fiber ...

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    ​WaterAid and VF Foundation launch program to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia


    WaterAid, an international nonprofit organization, and the VF Foundation announced the launch of a year-long program to provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for more than 85,000 people in Cambodia. With $250,000 in support from the VF Foundation, WaterAid will improve access to clean water in Cambodia’s Kandal ...

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    NRDC rolls out eliminate PFAS campaign targeting Columbia Sportswear


    The U.S.-based activist group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), together with the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, have launched a new campaign urging Columbia Sportswear to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals from their products and supply chain by 2024. The campaign will engage everyday consumers through a petition drive ...

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    Researchers find Xinjiang cotton in Adidas, Puma and Jack Wolfskin product


    About 20 percent of the world’s cotton crop (and 90 percent of China’s production) comes from China’s Xinjiang region, where forced labor apparently still exists, and oppression of the Uyghur ethnic group continues. Now researchers at the Agroisolab in Jülich and the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, both in ...

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    UGG partners with Savory Institute’s Land to Market program to accelerate regenerative farming


    Australian brand Ugg, owned by Deckers Brands, is partnering with the Savory Institute’s Land to Market program (an outcome-based sourcing solution for raw materials from verified regenerative land) to support the transformation to regenerative agriculture within its sourcing area, the Australian sheepskin industry. Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation ...