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    Brand-neutral Sidas Academy grows, congress this fall


    The Sidas Academy training and education program is experiencing continued success. The concept, launched in 2015 and aimed at retailers in the ski, running, outdoor and now trail running sectors, has seen a steady increase in the number of participants. The brand-neutral training provides support on the shop floor with ...

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    EOG, BSI to launch updated outdoor industry sustainability data tool


    The European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie (BSI) have announced details of an update to an initiative that aims to standardize and harmonize product sustainability data across the outdoor sector. The Sustainability Data Exchange Questionnaire version 2.0 (SDEX 2.0) will be launched during a free webinar ...

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    Devold Transparency Map: Voluntary report in line with CSRD


    Norwegian brand Devold has voluntarily committed to reporting on the 2024 financial year as part of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The focus is on the impact of the company’s supply chain.

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    Vista Outdoor ammo sale facing headwind, and support


    Before Vista Outdoor’s shareholders vote on the sale of The Kinetic Group ammunition business to CSG on July 23, two investors have come out strongly against the deal, while another proxy advisory firm is now recommending the purchase after initial opposition.

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    Amer Sports joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network


    Following the announcement that Arc’teryx is joining the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s Fashion ReModel initiative, the Canadian brand’s parent company, Finland-based Amer Sports, has now also announced that the group will officially become a network member of the international charity. The Ellen McArthur Foundation develops and promotes the circular economy to ...

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    Study shows several PFAS are absorbed into human skin


    A new study from researchers at the University of Birmingham has shown that 17 commonly used PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances), also referred to as “forever chemicals,” can readily be absorbed through human skin. The study, “Dermal bioavailability of perfluoroalkyl substances using in vitro 3D human skin equivalent models,” was published in ...

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    Lowa strengthens DACH business by integrating Austrian distribution partner


    With the acquisition of the Austrian Lowa Sportschuhe GmbH sales company, based in St. Martin im Innkreis, and the change of name to Lowa Austria GmbH, Germany-based Lowa Sportschuhe GmbH has finally united all German-speaking Lowa core markets under one roof. Matthias Wanner, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of Lowa, will ...

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    Canada Goose hires new Chief Digital & Information Officer


    Alfredo Cunanan Mendoza Tan is Canada Goose’s new Chief Digital & Information Officer.


    Ortlieb intensifies collaboration with Wilderness International


    Source: Ortlieb Ortlieb x Wilderness International Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH has been supporting the Wilderness International (WI) foundation for several years to permanently preserve ecologically valuable and acutely threatened wilderness areas. Since its foundation in 2008, WI has been able to legally acquire 11.5 million square meters of ...

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    Paradise Textiles and Nanollose sign R&D agreement


    Paradise Textiles, the innovation hub of global textile and apparel firm Alpine Group, has signed a deal with biotech company Nanollose for the exclusive supply of its sustainable Nullarbor fibers. Under the non-binding terms of the joint venture agreement, Paradise will work closely with Nanollose to develop yarns and fabrics ...

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    Coloreel Group files for bankruptcy


    Swedish tech company Coloreel Group AB, known for its instant thread dyeing technology, has announced that it has filed for bankruptcy. The filing also involves the daughter firm Coloreel AB. The group could not develop its business volume quickly enough and secure the necessary financing, Coloreel explained in a statement. ...

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    Intersport celebrates 40 years of private label McKinley


    Founded in 1984 and named after North America’s highest peak, McKinley has become the flagship private label brand of Intersport. This year, Intersport proudly celebrates four decades of McKinley.

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    ​Calida Group sells last of its non-lingerie brands


    The Swiss Calida Group, which sold the outdoor brands Lafuma and Millet in 2022, has received a binding offer from Peugeot Frères Industrie for the sale of Lafuma Mobilier.

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    Vista’s Board of Directors reaffirms committment to sale of The Kinetic Group to CSG


    Vista Outdoor’s Board of Directors has issued an open letter to its shareholders recommending once again the sale of The Kinetic Group, Vista’s ammo segment, to the Czech company CSG.

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    Tenth speaker confirmed for tenth European Outdoor Summit


    The organizers of the upcoming European Outdoor Summit (EOS 2024) have released new details of speakers appearing at the event. EOS will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. It will deliver a program exploring key issues for the sector, with contributions from both within the trade and the wider business ...

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    ​Woolmark launches certification for recycled wool


    The Woolmark Certification Program now includes a Recycled Wool specification focusing on pre-consumer and post-consumer wool products reclaimed and processed into new yarn, knit or woven fabrics, apparel or footwear. Recycled Wool is a sub-brand of the Woolmark logo launched under a new RW-1 Specification. It indicates that a product ...

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    WNDR Alpine launches all-season outdoor gear made with 100% biobased materials


    Salt Lake City-based WNDR Alpine makes outdoor gear and apparel with materials derived from microalgae oil. The brand is refining and expanding its hard and soft goods in celebration of its fifth anniversary this July.

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    Nalgene and Reverb continue to reduce trash at US music festivals


    Nalgene Outdoor is launching its tenth year of the #RockNRefill campaign, which was launched in 2013 with US non-profit organization Reverb to reduce single-use plastic at live music events.

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    Outdoor slowdown impacts Helen of Troy results


    Helen of Troy experienced a 520-basis point decline in Q1 adjusted operating margin for its Home & Outdoor segment to 10.6 percent from 15.8 percent for the period ended May 31.

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    Interim CEO of Brav promoted to permanent role


    Source: Erik Gunset Sønsterud Norwegian holding company Ferd AS as owner and the Board of Directors of Brav have appointed Erik Gunset Sønsterud as permanent CEO following an extensive recruitment process. During his time as interim CEO since Dec.18, 2023, after Espen Falck Engelstad stepped down ...