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    Eurofins joins The Microfibre Consortium as a new third-party lab member

    2021-04-16T14:03:00Z

    After recently approving SGS as its first third-party laboratory member (as previously reported ), The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) has now approved Eurofins Scientific as a new third-party laboratory member. Eurofins’ membership will further support the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimize fiber fragmentation and release ...

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    SummitLynx supports reforestation with One Tree Planted

    2021-04-16T08:34:00Z

    Austrian company SummitLynx New Media is partnering with U.S. NGO One Tree Planted for a new reforestation project through the SummitLynx map and tour app. For every hundredth entry made by a user in SummitLynx’s digital tour book, a tree will be planted in one of the reforestation ...

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    Maier Sports and Gonso support local retailers with Outtra services

    2021-04-16T07:59:00Z

    Germany’s Maier Sports GmbH , owner of the Maier Sports and Gonso brands and in turn part of the outdoor division of the Schwan-Stabilo group, is going live with the “Where-to-buy local” and „Shop Window” tools from software specialist Outtra . In view of the current business ...

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    ​Cotopaxi joins Climate Neutral

    2021-04-16T07:01:00Z

    Cotopaxi , a U.S.-based B Corp outdoor brand and nonprofit organization, announced on April 15 that it has been certified by Climate Neutral . The non-profit organization Climate Neutral’s certification is based on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, neutrality and offsetting. Each brand must measure Scope 1, 2 ...

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    Bike&Co continues to restructure under new management

    2021-04-16T05:37:00Z

    Source: Bike Co Volker Diehl After successful years and a comprehensive reorganization of the company, the management of the German bicycle purchasing association, Bike Co , has announced some changes. After managing director Olaf Heinen left the association “by mutual agreement,” the appointment of ...

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    Chamatex acquires Toptex Cube

    2021-04-15T13:08:00Z

    Chamatex , the French textile manufacturer based in the Ardèche department, has become a majority shareholder in Toptex 3 (Toptex Cube) , another French firm specializing in the production of technical clothing and luggage for the sports, luxury and health sectors through innovative assembly processes. Toptex Cube was founded ...

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    Patagonia presents documentary film and campaign to promote community energy movement

    2021-04-15T13:07:00Z

    Patagonia is launching a Europe-wide campaign on April 15, beginning with the launch of a website and documentary film, We the Power . The goal of the campaign is to support the growing community energy movement across Europe. Community energy is a system of energy production in which groups ...

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    Johnson Outdoors CEO ranked in Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List

    2021-04-15T11:23:00Z

    Helen Johnson-Leipold , the chairwoman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors , took the 831st position in the 2021 Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List with a net worth of $3.6 billion, up from $3.3 billion in 2020. Johnson-Leipold has been running the company since 1999. She is also the chairwoman ...

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    Sportler targets cycling enthusiasts with new Italian store

    2021-04-15T11:22:00Z

    Sportler has opened its first dedicated bike store, building on cycling’s success story during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new 1,500-square-meter store, opened on April 9, is located in Mandella, near Peschiera del Garda, in the Italian province of Verona. In addition to products from leading bicycle brands, the store ...

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    ​ISPO Basecamp of Inspiration 2021 canceled

    2021-04-15T09:38:00Z

    The ISPO Group has announced that this year’s Basecamp of Inspiration – OutDoor by ISPO ’s version of the ISPO Brandnew startup competition – has been canceled. With the postponement of OutDoor by ISPO to the beginning of October, the time between the two annual startup events ...

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    Wolverine Appoints Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to board of directors

    2021-04-15T09:33:00Z

    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. appointed Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board of directors. An experienced top executive, she is currently a member of Tesla ’s board of directors and brings global retail experience in senior management positions and a total of 14 years as a director for three publicly ...

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    ​Smartwool turns old socks into dog beds; kick-off of new circular strategy in the U.S.

    2021-04-15T07:48:00Z

    Smartwool , the Denver-based merino wool apparel manufacturer and a brand of VF Corp ., has set a strategic goal to make all of its products circular by 2030. The Smartwool Second Cut Project is designed to help create a more circular supply chain that extends the life of ...

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    Anta Sports had a good start to 2021

    2021-04-14T14:35:00Z

    In an operational update on its first quarter, which relates to the performance of Anta , Fila , Descente , Kolon Sport , Sprandi and Kingkow , but does not include the businesses of Amer Sports , Anta Sports Products Limited said retail sales of Anta branded ...

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    French bicycle sales record double-digit growth

    2021-04-14T11:22:00Z

    According to figures from UNION sport cycle , the French sporting goods industry association, the bicycle market (bicycles, parts and accessories) reached the milestone of €3 billion in value for the first time in 2020, representing a 25 percent increase over the previous year. Overall sales of all ...

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    ​Bergzeit launches hiking campaign and shows results of hiking survey

    2021-04-14T10:07:00Z

    German multisport retailer Bergzeit is trading hiking as the trend topic in summer 2021 and supports it with a special hiking campaign that will run from April 13 to May 2. Existing customers are addressed via organic social media, newsletters, advertising space in the store and magazine. New customers ...

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    Teijin launches new Nanofront fiber made from recycled polyester

    2021-04-14T07:46:00Z

    Textileworld reports that Teijin Group ’s fiber and product processing company, Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd. , has developed technology to mass-produce a new version of its Nanofront ultrafine polyester, said to be the world’s first nanofiber made from recycled polyester. While demand for recycled raw materials is growing ...

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    Microfibre Consortium approves first third-party lab member

    2021-04-14T07:28:00Z

    The Microfibre Consortium ( TMC ) has officially approved the Swiss verification, testing and certification company SGS as its first third-party laboratory member. TMC, founded in 2018, facilitates the development of solutions for the industry to minimize textile fiber fragmentation and its release into the environment from textile manufacturing ...

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    JanSport introduces backpack range made with 100% surplus materials

    2021-04-14T07:28:00Z

    Source: www.jansport.com Surplus Ski n’ Hike JanSport , a division of VF Corp ., has launched Surplus Ski n’ Hike , the brand’s first backpack line made with excess factory materials that would have potentially ended up in landfills. Every component of this limited-edition pack ...

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    Vollebak releases 100 Year Sweatshirt with Polartec technology

    2021-04-14T07:27:00Z

    Source: vollebak.com 100 Year Sweatshirt After the 100 Year Hoodie , the British men’s sportswear and adventure clothing brand Vollebak has released the 100 Year Sweatshirt , a weatherproof sweatshirt that is said to repel rain, wind and fire. The new sweatshirt was developed ...

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    Children’s bike manufacturer Woom moves assembly to Poland

    2021-04-13T12:39:00Z

    After a group of investors acquired just under a third of the company shares in children’s and youth bicycle supplier Woom in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Austrians say the investment will be used, among other things, for near-market assembly. Since the beginning of the year, the assembly ...