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    The North Face launches campaign and collection celebrating women


    For International Women’s Day on March 8, The North Face (TNF) launches the Explore Everyday campaign, celebrating women who push boundaries, who move mountains big and small, who are proud to be different and lead the way so others can follow their example. In addition to ...

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    Patagonia releases “Vjosa Forever” to support national park plans (Video)


    U.S. outdoor brand Patagonia just released a short documentary film to raise awareness for the Vjosa, one of the last wild rivers in Europe. Source: Andrew Burr The six-minute video “ Vjosa Forever ” (watch below) asks concerned citizens everywhere to show their support ...

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    Susie Mulder is Timberland’s new global brand president


    VF Corp . has appointed Susie Mulder as global brand president of Timberland . She will start her new role with the New Hampshire-based brand on April 5 and report to VF’s chairman, president and CEO, Steve Rendle . She will also serve on VF’s executive leadership team. ...

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    Wildberries launches in France, Italy and Spain


    After rolling out its online store in Germany in January, Russia’s biggest online retailer, Wildberries , has started to operate in France, Italy and Spain, with dedicated sites and mobile apps tailored to the local markets, the company said in a statement. The online retailer that first launched in ...

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    Nalgene Outdoor increases commitment to use recycled materials


    Nalgene Outdoor , a U.S. manufacturer of reusable water bottles, announced a significant increase in its commitment to manufacturing with recycled materials. By the end of 2021, Nalgene aims to have all of its reusable water bottle production switched to Tritan Renew material, a resin made from 50 percent ...

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    VF Foundation releases first Impact Report


    The VF Foundation , the philanthropic arm of VF Corp. established in 2004 with global headquarters in Denver, has released its first report detailing the positive impact its financial grants and philanthropic partnerships have had on more than four million people in 53 countries over the past year. From ...

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    ZDHC Gateway integrates Open Apparel Registry Facility ID


    ZDHC is deepening its collaboration with the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) by implementing the OAR’s Facility ID in the ZDHC Gateway platform via an API connection. The OAR is a free, neutral, open-source tool that maps garment facilities worldwide and assigns unique facility IDs. The OAR ...

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    SAC and Higg release a new value-chain tracker


    About 500 brands – among them Walmart , Patagonia , Nike , H M , Zalando , Benetton and VF Corp. – will be using the latest version of the Higg Brand Retail Module ( BRM ) for the next two years. Developed by the ...

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    ​New Berghaus ambassadors to support diversity, inclusion and mental health


    Berghaus has added four new brand ambassadors, Rhiane Fatinikun , Zahrah Mahmood , Ed Jackson and Iona Rendall , to its team. The new lineup is part of the brand’s effort to promote the outdoors as a place for everyone and highlight the mental health benefits of spending ...

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    Vibram wants those who care to resole their shoes


    Vibram has presented the new digital “ Repair if you care ” campaign to encourage consumers to have their shoes resoled and avoid waste. The campaign focuses on the concept of reuse and repair as a sustainable approach. It also aims to reintroduce people to the fact that repair ...

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    Global Organic Textile Standard certified facilities jump by 34%


    The number of textiles facilities certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organization rose by 34 percent globally in 2020, reaching a new high of 10,388. More than 3 million workers in 72 countries were working in GOTS-certified facilities last year. While significant increases were seen in all ...


    Wolverine sees weak results, but remains hopeful for 2021


    The year 2020 was a difficult one for Wolverine Worldwide . Looking on the bright side, the management said it delivered better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter and is poised to drive an accelerated recovery over the next 12 to 16 months. The group posted a double-digit sales decline in ...

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    Boa helps drive strong Q4 at CODI


    U.S. investment and holding company Compass Diversified ( CODI ) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter net income, boosted by its acquisitions of Marucci and Boa Technology . The company said net income for the three months to Dec. 31 rose to $8.8 million from $5.4m a year earlier. Sales ...

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    Australian cotton conference postponed until 2022


    Cotton Australia and the Australian Cotton Shippers Association have postponed the Australian Cotton Conference on the Gold Coast for another year, until August 2022. The organizations that jointly host the event made the final decision due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus-related restrictions currently and possibly ...

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    Italian alpine regions demand a dedicated ministry


    Italy’s Unione Nazionale Comuni Comunità Enti Montani ( Uncem), the national organization of mountain municipalities, calls for the creation of a new post of minister or undersecretary for mountain areas, “Ministero alla Montagna e alle Aree Interne,” it suggested. The new government department would be in charge of developing ...

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    VF Corp. named one the 2021 world’s most ethical companies


    VF Corp. has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the “ 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies ”. VF has received the recognition for the fifth consecutive year and is the only honoree in the apparel industry to be named this year. In 2021, 135 companies have been ...

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    Keen to sell in South Korea via LF


    Keen Footwear has signed a distribution contract with LF for the importation and sale of Keen footwear in South Korea, effective in mid-March. Keen footwear will be sold online and offline via LF Mall and LF’s Raum Edition department stores. LF, which stands for Life in ...

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    Polygiene records best quarterly sales ever


    Polygiene said that the fourth quarter was the best in its history, with sales rising by 40.0 percent from the year-ago quarter to a record 26.6 million Swedish kronor (€2.7m-$3.2m). Revenue growth was largely due to the success of Polygiene’s ViralOff in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, ...

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    Poler Stuff continues to expand in North America and Europe


    U.S. outdoor and lifestyle brand Poler Stuff has not only re-established relationships with U.S. retailers Zumiez, REI, Urban Outfitters , Nordstrom, Tilly’s , Tactics, Evo and Jack’s Surfboards but also signed distribution agencies for multiple U.S. states as well as Out of Step Ltd , ...

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    Performance Days and Reed launch global digital sourcing platform


    Design Development Textile Consult , the organizer of Performance Days in Munich, and Reed Exhibitions ’ Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days , its U.S. counterpart since 2018, have announced the launch of Performance Days Loop . The new digital platform provides access to a comprehensive, ...