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    EOCA Earth Day fundraiser closes with €24,000 in donations


    Thanks to numerous product and monetary donations, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) raised nearly €24,000 during its recent online fundraiser, held over Earth Day 2022. Black Diamond, Cumulus, Keen, Lesovik, Schöffel, Smartwool, Stanley and Vaude donated a percentage of their online sales to EOCA during the fundraiser. Buff donated ...

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    Ortlieb expands digital dealer support


    Following the introduction of a dealer locator on its brand platform, which allows customers worldwide to view the nearest Ortlieb specialist retailer, the German specialist for waterproof outdoor and bicycle bags has now taken the next step together with Outtra to allow local retailers to participate in the increasingly ...

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    Chaco collaborates with U.K. Outsiders Store


    Chaco Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide, celebrates its first international collaboration with U.K. retailer Outsiders Store. The collection combines the classic design of a British 4×4 vehicle with Chaco’s Z/1 sandal. According to the brand, the new collection features the durability and functionality of all Chaco sandals. The ...

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    Buff to expand staff at its manufacturing site


    Buff, the Spanish headwear and neckwear company, plans to hire 140 people for its manufacturing site in Catalonia, who will add to its current workforce of 350. More specifically, the company will employ 70 people by the end of the year and another 70 workers in 2023. The new employees ...

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    Dakine starts partnership with 1% for the Planet


    Dakine has entered into a partnership with 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1 percent of gross sales from e-comm sales each year to select non-profit environmental partners strategically supported by the 1% team. The partnership aligns with Dakine’s commitment to respect and protect the mountains and the ocean. ...

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    A look at Ternua’s business with its CEO


    Ternua Group rounded out 2021 with sales of €28.8 million, up by 15 percent year-on-year and by 11 percent from 2019. Now CEO Jokin Umerez has revealed in an interview with CMDsport that Ternua aims to sustain the same 15 percent growth in sales for the present year, despite uncertainties ...

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    Vista Outdoor outlines long-term vision and financial goals for proposed separation of its business


    Vista Outdoor, the parent company of 39 brands including CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat and Stone Glacier, held its annual investor day for institutional investors and analysts at the New York Stock Exchange this week. Speakers included CEO Chris Metz, CFO Sudhanshu Priyadarshi and ...

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    Kathmandu secures public grant to explore circular clothing solutions


    Kathmandu is among the latest round recipients under the Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund. The outdoor clothing manufacturer will get 150,000 Australian dollars (€100,000) in funding to explore the renewal and resale of damaged or unwanted clothing. The other three recipients in this round with projects related to new uses for ...

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    Teijin Frontier develops new energy-saving chemical recycling process for colored polyester fibers


    Japanese fiber specialist Teijin Frontier has announced the development of an alternative chemical recycling technology, using a new depolymerization catalyst to recycle colored polyester fibers without losing the quality of polyester fibers made from petroleum-derived raw materials. The technology utilizes a new depolymerization catalyst that leads to a simpler and ...

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    Mountain Warehouse launches new marketplace for brands


    Having previously focused primarily on private label brands, U.K. retailer Mountain Warehouse, operating several brick-and-mortar stores and an online store, has now launched a new Mountain Warehouse Marketplace, offering third-party brands the opportunity to sell their goods under the retailer’s banner. With the new marketplace, the company is expanding its ...

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    Ortovox launches mountain lab educational platform Protact Lab


    The German brand Ortovox has launched a new multi-media information platform called Protact Lab. It offers multimedia guidance in German and English to motivate people to change their own behavior and mobilize the sports community for conscious consumption, care and repair, mobility choices and sustainable use of nature’s resources. The ...

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    Icebug promotes sustainable lifestyle as annual sales, profits rise


    Icebug AB, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sweden’s GtoG AB, generated a 37.8 percent increase in annual net profit to 22.83 million Swedish kronor (€2.18m) for the 12 months ended Feb. 28 compared to SEK 16.6 million in the prior year. The financial year profit margin was 9.9 percent as total ...

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    Klarna cuts 10% of workforce due to changing business climate


    Germany’s Manager Magazin reports that Swedish fintech Klarna will lay off about ten percent of its roughly 7,000 employees. The startup, led by co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski, reportedly said that rising inflation and the war in Ukraine had impacted the business climate, making the move necessary. At its last ...

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    Bergzeit relaunches its travel and alpine training offerings


    German retailer Bergzeit has revamped its range of travel and alpine experiences under the ”Bergzeit Erlebnis” label and will no longer operate as a tour operator, but as an agent only. The travel services were launched in 2018/19 with a soft launch as an add-on to the Bergzeit shop. With ...

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    All European Dometic production sites now powered by renewable energy


    Dometic has entered the next phase in implementing the company’s sustainability strategy. The program covers the next three years until 2024. For an overview of the program and its goals, visit the sustainability section of Energy efficiency in production and in the use phase of products have long been ...

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    Cotopaxi appoints president


    Source: Cotopaxi Damien Huang Just days after hiring a VP of People & Inclusion, Salt Lake City-based outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi has named Damien Huang president to drive strategy, operations and execution, reporting to founder and CEO Davis Smith. Cotopaxi began its search for its first-ever president ...

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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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    North Face helps drive Q4 revenue rise, but Vans hit by China lockdowns


    VF Corp reported a revenue increase of 9 percent to $2.8 billion (€2.65bn) in the fourth quarter of 2022, driven by The North Face (TNF), although sales at Vans were flat during the period. Sales were boosted by a 15 percent increase in the EMEA region and 12 percent in ...

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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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    Registration for EOS 2022 now open


    Delegate registration is now open for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS), held Oct. 6-7 at the Impérial Palace in Annecy, France. The early bird discount is still available until June 30, and booking is available through this link. Members of the European Outdoor Group (EOG) and Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) ...