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    ​Luis Trenker with new stores


    Luis Trenker has moved its store in Salzburg’s Judengasse across the street to a new, approximately 120-sqm location. In addition, openings of new shops are planned this August in Munich’s downtown luxury mall Fünf Höfe as well as in the South Tyrolean capital of Bolzano, home of the ...

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    Successful first half year for Moncler, brand accelerates in Q2


    The Moncler Group reported consolidated revenues of €621.8 million for the first half ended June 30, compared to €403.3 million in the first half of 2020. Growth was 57 percent at constant exchange rates and 54 percent at current exchange rates. From April 1, 2021, the group’s financial ...

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    Zeal introduces eco-friendly metal sunglasses


    Zeal Optics has unveiled its new Metals Collection , the brand’s environmentally friendly metal sunglasses. From the frame to the lenses to the nose pads, the new sunglass collection uses eco-friendly materials such as recyclable stainless steel as well as Hexetate , an eco-friendly recyclable material that is BPA-free ...

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    Nicolas Foulet is Quiksilver Europe’s new president


    According to Shop Eat Surf , Nicolas Foulet , chief information officer at Boardriders since 2015, is the new president of EMEA for Quiksilver . He takes over the role from Greg Healy , who was responsible for Europe in addition to APAC since 2019. Healy had added Europe to ...

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    Rumpl strengthens its leadership team


    Oregon-based outdoor blanket manufacturer Rumpl has hired Rocco Villano as vice president of operations. He brings 15 years of operational experience to ensure efficient operational strategies and productive workflows and performance. Villano most recently served as vice president of supply chain for Helen of Troy ’s housewares division, ...

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    OrthoLite pushes for zero waste in insoles


    U.S. insole specialist OrthoLite , a supplier for over 350 footwear brands worldwide, has announced a widespread zero waste initiative to reduce the environmental impact of its products that are used in roughly 500 million pairs of shoes every year. The company’s commitment includes investment in a proprietary manufacturing system ...

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    Smartwool strengthens sales and e-commerce


    Source: Smartwool Jennifer McLaren, CEO Smartwool The CEO of Denver-based merino specialist Smartwool , Jennifer McLaren , has named two new executives for the brand’s sales and e-commerce departments. Corey Stecker , previously international general manager of sales and marketing, was promoted to global ...

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    Canada Goose sues Goose Country over “confusingly similar” name and more


    The Fashion Law has reported that Canada Goose is suing Goose Country , a U.S. outerwear brand. In the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on June 30, Canada Goose claims that “the look and feel of the outerwear ...

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    Canada Goose unveils plans for its first Scottish store


    Canada Goose has announced plans to open a store in Edinburgh this fall – its seventh in the European market. The new two-story retail store will be located on Multrees Walk, a pedestrian mall that features some of the city’s most exclusive fashion brands. Designed to combine the brand’s ...


    Earth Overshoot Day is almost back to pre-pandemic date


    International research and sustainability organization Global Footprint Network has calculated this year’s date of Earth Overshoot Day being on July 29, which is the status of the years before Covid-19 kicked in and a temporary dip in carbon emissions was visible. Earth Overshoot Day marks ...

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    Software specialist iFIT acquires endurance experience company 29029


    Utah-based company iFIT , a global brand for connected fitness software, content and exercise equipment (including the brands NordicTrack , ProForm and Freemotion ), active in 120 countries, has acquired 29029 , a company offering endurance hiking events. The acquisition delivers a new endurance athlete segment to iFIT’s community ...

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    Article publishes opensource communication rulebook to avoid greenwashing


    London-based software solutions company Project Provenance Ltd. has published an open-source rulebook to curb misleading communication. The Provenance Framework is an encyclopedia for communication on sustainability, developed to help brands communicate sustainability with integrity and avoid greenwashing based on the latest ESG standards. The framework comprises more ...

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    Outback 97 funds university scholarships to study the mountains


    Outback 97 , a Bergamo-based outdoor equipment distributor, is offering four scholarships worth €1,200 each to attend a new postgraduate module focused on the value of mountain heritage, in collaboration with the University of Bergamo and the local chapter of the Italian Alpine Club ( CAI ). The ...

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    Ocean Wise study reveals solutions to reduce microfiber pollution


    A new study by Ocean Wise suggests easy ways for consumers and the apparel industry contribute to reducing microfiber sea pollution caused by shedding drastically. The study, “ Domestic laundry and microfiber pollution: Exploring fiber shedding from consumer apparel textiles ,” was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE ...

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    Fenix’ Q2 sales up, but sluggish German performance weighs on overall result


    Fenix Outdoor International said it was still experiencing Covid pandemic-related difficulties in the second quarter with delayed re-openings of the German and Benelux markets affecting the business. The company said the impact was unexpectedly felt more in its Brands operations than the retail division as “a lot of ...

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    OutDoor by ISPO 2021: Less exhibition, more conference


    The upcoming OutDoor by ISPO , dubbed the “ Global Summit Edition ” and scheduled for Oct. 5-7, 2021, will focus more on the conference component in combination with the European Outdoor Summit and offer a scaled-down exhibition space with pre-built booths limited to 80 to 100 brands. This ...

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    Updated National Wool Declaration for mulesing status published by AWEX


    To provide the market with more clarity and confidence, the Australian Wool Exchange ( AWEX ) has published a revised National Wool Declaration ( NWD ). Key changes in the updated release relate to definitions surrounding the practice of mulesing, which has been criticized for ...

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    “Stronger than ever“ – ISPO Munich to open up to end consumers and tourism


    During a webinar by “ Dein Winter. Dein Sport ”, a German initiative to support winter sports, Jeanette Friedrich , global ISPO Group director, gave a short presentation on the new ISPO Munich concept, which will already be implemented at the next event from Jan. 23-26, 2022. ...

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    Alpinmesse Innsbruck is canceled, Alpine Forum to take place


    For the second consecutive year, the Austrian Curatorship for Alpine Safety (Österreichisches Kuratorium für alpine Sicherheit) has to suspend the Alpinmesse in Innsbruck due to lack of predictability of the pandemic situation. However, based on the current state of knowledge, the organizers assume that it will be possible ...

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    Thule benefits from growing recreational trends despite lockdowns in Q2


    Continuing its strong growth trend for the fourth quarter in a row, the Swedish-based Thule Group reported improved results for the second quarter ended June 30. Net sales went up by 58.1 percent to 3,229 million Swedish kronor (€315.5m-$371.4m) compared to the same period a year ago, when major ...