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    Royal Robbins releases sustainability update and goals


    For spring 2023, U.S. brand Royal Robbins has released a set of lower-impact products to support the brand’s climate goals for 2025. As a first and major step, the company has identified its material choices as a key portion of its overall carbon footprint and has picked lower-impact fibers for ...

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    Vista Outdoor replaces CEO Chris Metz with interim chief Gary McArthur


    The board of Vista Outdoor Inc, parent company of 41 brands in the outdoor and firearms sectors, has asked its CEO Chris Metz to resign from his role after the company’s board lost confidence in his leadership. The board, which named director Gary McArthur as Vista’s interim chief, said Metz ...

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    Vista Outdoor net income dips 45% in Q3


    Vista Outdoor, the group that owns 41 sporting and outdoor brands, saw its Q3 net income fall by 45 percent to $65.1 million from $118.1 million for the third quarter ending Dec. 25. Reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) declined by 38.8 percent to $97.3 million. Earnings before interest, ...

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    Alpine Group joins Fashion for Good


    Apparel manufacturer Alpine Group, supplier of brands including Sweaty Betty, The North Face and Under Armour has joined Fashion for Good as an affiliate innovation partner. The two organizations aim to explore and support the commercialization of technologies that reduce environmental impact. One main topic of the partnership is the ...

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    New resale platform for Canada Goose


    Canada Goose has launched a new DTC secondhand offering powered by Trove, the service provider who also runs the secondhand stores of Patagonia, Lululemon, REI, Arc’teryx, On and Allbirds. Canada Goose’s new authorized reselling platform “Canada Goose Generations” is stocked with post-consumer product that is traded in online. Items are ...

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    New EU Commission campaign targets fast fashion


    With the newly launched international marketing campaign “ReSet The Trend” across the EU, the European Commission aims to engage Europeans in the fight against fast fashion and raise public awareness of the EU Sustainable and Circular Textiles Strategy. According to the Commission, the current amount of clothing produced, worn and ...

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    Five new SGS testing laboratories approved by TMC


    The Swiss testing and certification company SGS has received approval by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) for a further five laboratories offering fiber fragmentation testing services. With the new labs in Bangladesh, India, Turkey, the U.S. and Vietnam, the company is expanding into new regions and markets. SGS is based in ...

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    Accelerating Circularity launches directory of textile recyclers


    The U.S. based nonprofit organization Accelerating Circularity has launched a new, free online directory of international recyclers to catalyze connections between recyclers and the rest of the textile value chain, including collectors, mills, brands, and retailers. The directory of textile recyclers includes the various commercial technologies for chemical and mechanical ...

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    Initiative supported by Patagonia takes the next step to Vjosa National Park


    The project team fighting for the creation of the Vjosa Wild River National Park in Albania has taken an important step forward. Albanian and international experts have presented their vision, feasibility study, and a strategic project plan to the Albanian government. The assessment is the result of six months ...

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    Fashion For Good launches 18 month-project Sorting for Circularity in the U.S.


    Source: Fashion for Good Fashion for Good’s Sorting for Circularity U:S. project sets out for research in the textile waste streams in North America. Funded by Adidas, Inditex, Levi Strauss & Co, Target, Eastman, H&M and Nordstrom, Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good (FFG) has launched a new initiative ...

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    UnternehmerTUM launches new networking project Circular Republic


    UnternehmerTUM, a hub for company start-ups and a joint initiative by companies and the Technical University Munich (TUM), has launched a spin-off project named Circular Republic. The newly founded initiative sets out to back start-ups and support established companies with circular economy funding programs. As a connective platform, the Circular ...

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    Red Chili brand without Hofstädter and Glowacz


    With the start of the new year, Edelrid has taken over all responsibilities for the climbing equipment brand Red Chili from Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstädter. The company was founded by the two German climbers in 1996 and is part of the Edelrid group since 2017 (as reported in OIC). ...

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    Sustainability Reports: Greenwashing, job creating, or doing good?


    For those who want to find them, outdoor brands are now producing reports about their impacts. Just like a business has to produce its company accounts on a regular basis to demonstrate that they are operating legitimately, there is now a push for more than just profit-and-loss financial figures. Fortunately, ...

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    Oeko-Tex certifies first German tannery according to STeP


    Leder Heinen, one of the last tanneries in Germany, and its Terracare product label have received the Oeko-Tex® STeP certificate. Terracare leather is used in the products of well-known outdoor footwear manufacturers such as Lowa, Meindl, Hanwag and Mammut. Oeko-Tex STeP is an abbreviation for “Sustainable Textile & Leather Production” ...

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    ​Jack Wolfskin introduces 3D-printed backpack carrying system


    Source: Jack Wolfskin 3D Aerorise 40L Jack Wolfskin has unveiled its latest development in backpack technology. The new Aeorise series, consisting of 20-, 30- and 40-liter versions, has a 3D-printed carrying system that enhances the backpack design with zonal body mapping technology. The technology allows for a ...

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    Fubuki will be distributed in Italy by Nov.ita


    Nov.ita has announced that it will distribute the Japanese winter boots brand Fubuki in Italy. Based in Turin, Nov.ita is already the Italian distributor for Camelbak and Buff, among other brands. Fubuki was founded in 2019 in Niseko, Japan, by Kalle Norman and Christofer Ljunggren. The brand is currently sold ...

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    Dometic Q4 organic sales slump 11%


    Dometic reported sales in the fourth quarter of 2022 of 6,172 million Swedish kronor (€550.1m), up by 11 percent on the year earlier, as acquisitions and currency tailwinds more than offset an 11 percent contraction in organic sales. The decline in organic sales at the Swedish specialist in products for ...

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    Polygiene completes LCA with encouraging results


    Chemical technology specialist Polygiene has completed a life cycle assessment (LCA) to achieve a precise database for the environmental impact of washing, comparing non-treated garments with those treated with its StayFresh textile treatment. For the evaluation, Polygiene teamed up with engineering firm Sweco to study the benefits of skipping just ...

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    Amer Sports pioneers with Sourcemap’s new traceability software


    SaaS-provider Sourcemap has announced that Amer Sports, the parent company of Arc’teryx, Salomon and Wilson, among others, will be the first customer to utilize the software for products made with cotton and viscose. After the U.S., legislation like the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) forced importers to irrefutably prove ...

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    Vista creates action sports division under outdoor umbrella, led by Fox Racing president


    According to Shop Eat Surf, Jeff McGuane, president of Fox Racing, has been promoted at Vista Outdoor to lead a restructured Action Sports division, which includes Fox Racing, Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Krash, Copilot and Raskullz. Vista Outdoor acquired Fox Racing in August 2022. According to the same media source, McGuane’s ...