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    Yeti is looking for a new CFO


    Paul Carbone, Yeti’s chief financial officer, is stepping down at the end of October. Carbone will be taking a new job in Boston to be closer to his family. “Paul has made an indelible contribution to the organization during his tenure and was instrumental in guiding Yeti through our initial ...

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    66°North opens temporary store in London for 66 days


    The Icelandic brand 66°North has opened a pop-up store in London’s Soho district that is open only in the afternoons and sells a selection of the company’s bestselling outdoor styles and accessories. Located on the corner of Air Street and Brewer, the store will remain open for 66 days until ...

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    It’s Great Out There Coalition launches Europe-wide social media competition


    The It’s Great Out There Coalition has launched a month-long competition on social media, as part of the latest phase in the #itsgreatoutthere campaign to get Europe more active outdoors. The #takesomeoneoutdoor competition will go live tomorrow and will run for a month, accessible to anyone in Europe. The first ...

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    Anta to build international operations center in Suzhou


    Sports group Anta, headquartered in China’s Fujian province, is planning to build an international operations center in the city of Suzhou, the trade publication Sportstextiles has reported. The new 160,000-square-meter center will be built within the China–Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park, also known as Suzhou Industrial Park. The total investment will ...

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    SIA joins A New Earth Project to address packaging issues in snowsports


    Snowsports Industries America (SIA) – the trade association of the winter outdoor industry – has joined A New Earth Project. The coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, brands and environmentally conscious packaging suppliers was founded in April 2022 as an initiative of Atlantic Packaging. The partnership aims to find and scale sustainable ...

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    Energy crisis slows textile production in Bangladesh


    Production in export-oriented textile mills in Bangladesh has fallen dramatically because of the gas shortage. The Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) said that mills are cutting or even halting production because of fuel shortages, adding that this might prevent the industry from achieving the $60 billion export earnings target set ...

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    International Fibres Group opens fiber research center in Austria


    International Fibres Group (IFG) is opening a Fiber Research Center at its IFG Asota site in Linz, Austria. The new research center, described by IFG as an “international center of competence for thermoplastic fibers,” will house the SF1000 Pilot Line, IFG’s semi-industrial melt spinning line. This pilot line tests and ...

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    Primaloft backs new plastics biodegradability lab at U.S. university


    The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth has opened a new learning and product development laboratory at its School for Marine Science & Technology in New Bedford. The opening ceremony was held on Sept. 13. The creation of the new lab was made possible by a public-private investment, including a grant ...

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    Smith promotes Rob Retzlaff to global VP of sales


    Source: Smith The U.S. goggle and helmets brand Smith has promoted its long-term employee Rob Retzlaff to global vice president of sales. Retzlaff has been with the company since 1999, holding such positions as Canadian marketing manager and national sales manager for Canada. In 2008, Retzlaff was ...

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    Spoon Group raises £740,000


    Spoon Group, the bespoke bike company that owns the WyndyMilla and Spoons Customs brands as well as custom paint shop Gun Control Paint, has closed a financing round worth £740,000 (€845,575). A private round that brought in nearly £300,000 in new investment was followed by funding from long-term debt partner ...

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    Confirmation of Shops 1st Try


    After two cancelations due to Covid-19, the organizing company munchie Konsilium is confident that Shops 1st Try can take place. According to Boardsportsource, there will be more information in around two weeks. The snowboard test event exclusively held for European Snowboard retailers will take place in Alpbachtal in Austria ...

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    Völkl contracts new global lead agency for global brand strategy


    Völkl has hired the Munich-based Sassenbach Advertising company as its new marketing agency to develop and implement a new global marketing strategy for the brand. Initially, a campaign for Völkl’s 100th anniversary in 2023 will go live in fall, under the motto “100 years of high standards.” Sassenbach’s tasks also ...

  • Paddle Sports Show
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    Paddle Sports Show fully booked, with over 140 brands


    For this year’s edition of The Paddle Sports Show, the organizing Kayak Session Publishing company reports a fully booked location at the Tony Garnier exhibition hall in Lyon, France. After premiering last year with 125 exhibitors over 6,500 square meters, this year’s event will see over 140 brands on 10,000 ...

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    TNF appoints new CMO and chief product and merchandising officer


    VF brand The North Face has added two women to its management team. Sophie Bambuck is joining the company as chief marketing officer and Jennifer Ingraffea as chief product and merchandising officer. Bambuck brings in a 20-year background in global and integrated marketing strategy across several brands, including Everlane, Nike ...

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    Investors and Jaktia management acquire Jaktia Group


    Jaktia, a Scandinavian franchise chain specialized in the hunting, fishing, and outdoor segments, has new owners. A private investment company consisting of Jaktia’s management, together with a few investors, has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Jaktia AB, Jaktia Kållered AB, Jaktia Falun AB, Jaktia AS and Jaktia Jessheim ...

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    Bergfreunde creates and fills new head of buying position


    Source: Bergfreunde Michael Vieweger, new Head of Buying Bergfreunde German e-commerce mountain sports, climbing and outdoor retailer Bergfreunde GmbH has hired Michael Vieweger as head of buying, a new position. The former purchasing manager for sports at fashion and lifestyle company E. Breuninger GmbH & Co. will ...

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    Adidas to sell new breast cancer awareness items


    Source: Adidas For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, Adidas will be introducing an extended breast cancer awareness collection, with running, hiking and mountain biking footwear and apparel in the Terrex and Five Ten collections. According to a company release, the collection’s focus on functional outdoor footwear ...

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    RevolutionRace launches new collection for children and youth


    The Swedish DTC outdoor company RevolutionRace (RVRC) launched its first collection for children and youth on Sept. 20, the Swedish Day of the Rights of Public Access. The first collection features the brand’s bestselling pants and shirts in sizes 146-164. According to a company release, the RVRC product development team ...

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    Jack Wolfskin premiers tapeless jacket


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Jack Wolfskin has developed a new tape-free manufacturing technology, enabling the German brand to sew 3L hard-shell laminate without penetrating the membrane/backer layer. According to details revealed by the company about the zero-tape process, the outer layer is sewn with regular stitching, while the ...

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    ZDHC to add PFAS to its harmful chemicals list


    ZDHC has announced that the updated version of its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) will include PFAS treatments used for textiles, leather and footwear. The MRSL Version 3.0 will be published by ZDHC on the Roadmap to Zero website ( on Nov. 1, 2022, with a transition period of ...