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    Klarna cuts 10% of workforce due to changing business climate


    Germany’s Manager Magazin reports that Swedish fintech Klarna will lay off about ten percent of its roughly 7,000 employees. The startup, led by co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski, reportedly said that rising inflation and the war in Ukraine had impacted the business climate, making the move necessary. At its last ...

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    Climbing World Cups in China canceled due to Covid


    The lead and speed IFSC World Cup in Xiamen, scheduled to take place Oct. 15-17, and the boulder and speed IFSC World Cup in Wujiang on Oct. 22-24 – meant to be the last events of the lead and boulder season – have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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    Jelenew x Stéphane Rolland: bike wear meets haute couture


    Source: Jelenew & Stéphane Rolland Jelenew x Stéphane Rolland cycling-pants dress look manuscript U.S. women’s cycling brand Jelenew – defining itself as a digitally native sports technology company (DNAB) that transcends the traditional design principles of sports apparel – has announced a new joint collection with French ...

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    All European Dometic production sites now powered by renewable energy


    Dometic has entered the next phase in implementing the company’s sustainability strategy. The program covers the next three years until 2024. For an overview of the program and its goals, visit the sustainability section of Energy efficiency in production and in the use phase of products have long been ...

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    IOG launches project to postpone end-of-season sales


    Gruppo Valore Outdoor (GVO) is the name of a spontaneous group of companies and specialized outdoor retailers that have decided to protect the value of their brands by rethinking the end-of-season sales calendar in Italy. The initiative, launched by the Italian Outdoor Group’s (IOG) Working Table, aims to make the ...

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    ​Grundéns introduces waders with Gore-Tex, wading boots with Vibram


    Grundéns, a Swedish fishing apparel and footwear manufacturer, has announced an innovative wading collection to the market. The collection will be available in spring 2023 at Grundéns retail partners and on The waders feature Gore-Tex materials and an advanced support system and offer anglers freedom of movement in and ...

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    Cotopaxi appoints president


    Source: Cotopaxi Damien Huang Just days after hiring a VP of People & Inclusion, Salt Lake City-based outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi has named Damien Huang president to drive strategy, operations and execution, reporting to founder and CEO Davis Smith. Cotopaxi began its search for its first-ever president ...

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    Scott Sports builds travel division


    Scott Sports is expanding its product portfolio and building its own outdoor travel division. At, offers can already be found, which Scott divides into the areas of “Trail” (MTB), “Explore” (Bike/Surf) and “Performance” (Roadbike). The Swiss company is currently searching for a product manager for the new business area. ...

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    Naturkompaniet donates record amount to nature conservation projects


    Every year, the Swedish retailer Naturkompaniet donates a portion of its profits to selected environmental and nature conservation organizations. The theme of this year’s ”Naturbonus” is biodiversity in Sweden and around the world. The five selected organizations for 2022 have now been selected and can look forward to a record ...

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    Schöffel labels all products with new echo label to indicate sustainable aspects


    German brand Schöffel has introduced a new signet called “Echo’” to mark its products with sustainable aspects. The new sustainability label is an acronym for the words “environment,” “community,” “humanity,” and “opportunity” and will be added to every qualifying product as a hangtag and in communication. For ...

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    Registration for EOS 2022 now open


    Delegate registration is now open for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS), held Oct. 6-7 at the Impérial Palace in Annecy, France. The early bird discount is still available until June 30, and booking is available through this link. Members of the European Outdoor Group (EOG) and Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) ...

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    Osprey strengthens distribution in Austria and Italy


    California-based backpack specialist Osprey, a Helen of Troy brand since late 2021, has hired two distribution agencies to support direct sales and increase market share in two important European markets. Starting June 1, sales agency B-Factory will support Osprey’s Italian Spring 23 product sell-in. Founded in 1995 by Pietro Colturi, ...

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    Founder of Fidlock nominated for European Inventor Award 2022


    Source: Fidlock Joachim Fiedler, Fidlock Joachim Fiedler, inventor and founder of the German Fidlock company, is nominated for the European Inventor Award 2022 organized by the European Patent Office in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) category for its magnet lockup technologies. The Hanover-based company holds 400 ...

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    Mammut appoints new CEO


    Source: Mammut Heiko Schäfer The Swiss outdoor company Mammut Sports Group AG has appointed Heiko Schäfer as its new CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2022. For Schäfer, who previously served as chief operating officer of Hugo Boss AG, Mammut represents a return to the world of sporting goods. ...

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    Mountain Equipment strengthens its team


    After several years of double-digit growth, Mountain Equipment has added three new members to its brand team to consolidate and strengthen its market position. Philippa Hill joined the team last summer as sustainability manager. Her responsibilities include Mountain Equipment’s parent company, Outdoor & Sports Company Limited (OSC), which also represents ...

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    Full Circle Everest Expedition summits and sets a sign of diversity in climbing


    Seven members of the all-black climber’s team of the Full Circle Everest Expedition reached the summit peak on May 12, 2022, roughly 60 years after the first U.S. citizen climbed Everest for the first time. The Full Circle Everest Expedition (counting eleven experienced climbers) set out to make history with ...

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    Deckers announces change in leadership of performance lifestyle division


    Deckers Brands has announced that Wendy Yang will step down from her role as president of Performance Lifestyle at the end of the month after seven years of leading the Hoka and Teva brands to new heights. Stefano Caroti, president of omnichannel and a 30-year industry veteran, will assume Yang’s ...

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    Vaude and partner Interseroh nominated for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022


    At the time that Vaude’s new line of ReCycle bike bags made from 100 percent recycled materials (for the main material) is going to market, the German company – together with its partners for the project, Interseroh and the Czech manufacturing company Fitcraft – is nominated for the Plastics Recycling ...

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    Cotopaxi expands executive team


    Source: Cotopaxi Marissa Magno Outdoor gear brand and certified B Corp Cotopaxi has hired Marissa Magno as VP of People & Inclusion. This newly created role supports the employee-centric culture and DNA of the lifestyle brand. Magno steps into the role from her previous post at Anheuser-Busch, ...

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    Pyua integrates circular Sympatex laminate into collection


    The Banff laminate by Sympatex, which premiered as a 2-layer product at the Performance Days in 2020, is an integral part of Pyua’s new Spring 2023 collection. Pyua uses a mono-material polyester 3-layer laminate made with a face fabric consisting of 60 percent post-industry and 40 percent post-consumer waste, a ...