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    Peak Performance opens first store in Berlin


    Source: Alex Hackel/Peak Performance Peak Performance goes Berlin Swedish outdoor brand Peak Performance is opening a new concept store in Berlin on Dec. 8, 2023. Located at Neue Schönhauser Straße 11 in Berlin Mitte (downtown), the 160-sqm store targets Berlin’s growing outdoor community and offers a curated ...

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    Clarus reports on status of HAP Trading short-swing profit litigation


    On Nov. 20, 2023, Clarus Corp., the parent company of Black Diamond, Rhino-Rack, Maxtrax, Sierra and Barnes, submitted its expert’s report calculating the recovery that may be available to Clarus from HAP Trading, LLC and Mr. Harsh A. Padia’s (collectively called “HAP Trading“) purchases and sales of Clarus common stock ...

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    PETA files watchdog complaint over RDS and RAF standards


    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a formal complaint to the Canadian Competition Bureau alleging that the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Responsible Animal Fiber (RAF) labels, created by third-party certifier Textile Exchange “are misleading and deceive consumers.” The complaint follows multiple exposés by the ...

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    Chinese prisoner’s ID apparently found in Regatta coat


    An identification card that apparently belongs to a Chinese prisoner was found by a woman in Derbyshire, UK, inside the lining of a coat from British outdoor brand Regatta, the Guardian has reported. The waterproof jacket was purchased online in the Black Friday sale. When the customer received the item ...

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    New board for CONEBI


    At its 2023 General Assembly, held Nov. 28 in Brussels, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) elected a new Board of Directors. The board of the European national bicycle and bicycle parts industry umbrella organization was also expanded. While one board member stepped down, three new members were ...

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    New CEO for The Microfibre Consortium


    The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) has announced a series of organizational changes. Research director Dr Kelly Sheridan will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer, while founding Director Sophie Mather will transition from the board to an advisory role. The changes came into effect from Dec. 1, 2023, coinciding with ...

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    The latest details on Slide & OTS Winter 2024


    UK trade show Slide & OTS Winter 2024 has released more details about the event, to be held Jan. 9–11, 2024 at Telford International Centre. On Jan. 9 there will be a Networking Drinks Evening in association with The London Snow Show; The Sustainability Breakfast will be held on ...

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    Vista Outdoor completes CEO transition, two co-CEOs


    As part of the previously announced company split and the acquisition of the ammunition business by Czechoslovak Group a.s. (CSG), Vista Outdoor has appointed Eric Nyman and Jason Vanderbrink as co-CEOs, according to an SEC filing. They succeed Gary McArthur, who had been interim CEO of the company since November ...

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    Eider makes online comeback in Europe


    Eider, the Annecy-based brand specializing in climbing and snow sports apparel, is back on the European market but only via e-commerce sites. Eider’s products are now available on Snowleader, an online retailer of outdoor and snow sports products based in the Savoy region of France, and Eider’s own webshop. Founded ...

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    Shimano stolen data have been leaked online


    Shimano suffered a ransomware attack earlier in November. Hackers from the LockBit group threatened at the time to publish 4.5 TB of confidential data unless the Japanese firm paid a ransom, as first reported by Escape Collective. Now, a vast trove of stolen Shimano data has been leaked online, according ...

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    GOTS simplifies process for smaller textile firms


    The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has announced that small-scale textile companies will be given easier access to its certification through the Controlled Supply Chain Scheme Pilot Project (CSCS). Launched as a pilot project in 2022, the scheme is meant to help smaller textile firms overcome the administrative and financial ...

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    Royal Robbins achieves Responsible Wool Standard certification


    California-based outdoor adventure brand Royal Robbins has been brand-certified by the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). The certification process, which allows the brand to formally track the chain of custody of its wool from fiber to final product, involves a rigorous assessment of Royal Robbins wool sourcing and production practices conducted ...

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    Isbjörn appoints Spout Sales as sales agent for Canada


    Source: Kelly Holmes Kelly Holmes, Founder of Sprout Sales Children’s outdoor clothing brand Isbjörn of Sweden appointed Toronto-based sales agency Sprout Sales Inc, headed up by industry veteran Kelly Holmes, as retail sales agent for the Canadian market. Isbjörn is already making an impact in the North ...

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    New CMO for Merrell


    Source: Merrell Pallav Tamaskar Merrell has appointed Pallav Tamaskar as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective Nov. 30, 2023. As CMO, Tamaskar will be responsible for leading Merrell’s global marketing strategy and “directing the creation of modern and integrated global marketing campaigns, elevating full-funnel media planning, ...

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    New Blue Tomato retail store is the first in the country


    Austrian board sports and lifestyle specialist Blue Tomato has opened its first store in Belgium. The 240 sqm shop is located in the center of Antwerp, on the historic Wiegstraat. Source: Blue Tomato The new Blue Tomato store in Belgium Of the decision to open a ...

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    Craft North America to move to New Wave’s Seattle HQ to bolster demand, new CEO


    Craft Sportswear North America announces the phased relocation of its US headquarters to Seattle, Washington, in 2024. The company will join the family of brands owned by parent company New Wave Group, which is based there. This strategic decision is intended to support the brand’s expansion into outdoor and specialty ...

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    Polygiene launches textile-protection innovation project to reduce microfiber loss and laundering wear


    Polygiene presented a new innovation project, Polygiene ShedGuard, at ISPO Munich this month. The new technology was also recognized as the best product at ISPO Textrends in the “Performing Finishes” category. ShedGuard was developed to minimize the loss of microfibres and improve the resistance of the fabric during washing. This ...

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    Vista Outdoor declines unsolicited offer


    Vista Outdoor’s Board of Directors, following consultation with its financial and legal advisors, has rejected the unsolicited proposal received on Nov. 22, 2023 from Colt CZ Group SE. The Vista Outdoor Board continues to recommend the acquisition of the Sporting Products business by Czechoslovak Group a.s. (CSG) and remains committed ...

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    Decathlon becomes title sponsor and bike supplier of the AG2R La Mondiale team


    Decathlon will be replacing Citroën as the title sponsor of the AG2R cycling team in the upcoming season. In addition, the French sporting goods retailer will supply bikes, glasses and helmets to the 28 riders of the team. These products, which the Decathlon teams will co-create with the riders, will ...