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    Rab & Lowe Alpine is partnering with Zillertal Tourismus


    The UK-based outdoor gear companies Rab and Lowe Alpine, owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies, have formed a partnership with Zillertal Tourismus (Zillertal Tourism). The long-term collaboration is based on common values and will be expressed through joint activities and events related to mountaineering, hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, and ski touring ...

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    Rossignol helping to smarten up skiing


    Rossignol has a share in a French public-private partnership, called the Smart Ski Experience, that is working on a device to improve skiing technique, record ski time, help skiers select the ideal skis and make skiing more fun. The experiments turn on patented ski-mounted sensors that need no battery or ...

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    Royal Robbins releases sustainability update and goals


    For spring 2023, U.S. brand Royal Robbins has released a set of lower-impact products to support the brand’s climate goals for 2025. As a first and major step, the company has identified its material choices as a key portion of its overall carbon footprint and has picked lower-impact fibers for ...

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    American Outdoor Brands sues The Allen Company for patent infringement


    American Outdoor Brands (AOB) has announced that it has filed a complaint against The Allen Company, alleging “repeated infringement by Allen of America Outdoor Brands’ patent rights incorporated in the Lead Sled shooting rests; Orange Peel shooting targets; and Ultimate Target Stand through Allen’s sales of the Shottrax and Shot-Rock ...

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    Vista Outdoor replaces CEO Chris Metz with interim chief Gary McArthur


    The board of Vista Outdoor Inc, parent company of 41 brands in the outdoor and firearms sectors, has asked its CEO Chris Metz to resign from his role after the company’s board lost confidence in his leadership. The board, which named director Gary McArthur as Vista’s interim chief, said Metz ...

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    MCG to distribute Selle San Marco in Germany and Austria


    The German specialist Merida & Centurion Germany (MCG) has become the exclusive distributor for bike-saddle specialist Selle San Marco in Germany and Austria. Selle San Marco was founded in 1935 and manufactures its saddles for gravel, road, urban and MTB in Italy. The Italian brand has been owned by Selle ...

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    Black Diamond names new brand president


    Clarus Corp. has appointed industry veteran Neil Fiske brand president of Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., where he will be responsible for accelerating growth and lifting profitability of BD by capitalizing on attractive expansion opportunities across various categories, channels and regions. A CEO for nearly two decades, Fiske has extensive ...

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    Alpine Group joins Fashion for Good


    Apparel manufacturer Alpine Group, supplier of brands including Sweaty Betty, The North Face and Under Armour has joined Fashion for Good as an affiliate innovation partner. The two organizations aim to explore and support the commercialization of technologies that reduce environmental impact. One main topic of the partnership is the ...

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    ​The winners of the Outdoor Retailer innovation Awards 2023


    The winners of the fifth annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards were announced in a ceremony at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 11. WoolAid’s biodegradable adhesive bandages, made from merino wool, were honored as the Product of the Year. In addition, an independent judging ...

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    Parcours and Classified Cycling announce technical partnership


    British wheel brand Parcours and Classified Cycling have announced a long-term technical partnership. Parcours will now offer ready-to-ride wheelset models, built to be compatible with Classified Powershift technology. Wheels are available with a Classified rear hub shell, ready to fit a Powershift hub. The ready-to-ride models include: Alta (gravel) – ...

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    Munich Fabric Start “well attended”


    The latest edition of Munich Fabric Start, which was held at MOC Ordercenter München on Jan. 24-26, attracted around 14,000 professional visitors from 58 countries. Most visitors were from the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), but many also came from Scandinavia, Benelux, the U.K. and Turkey. Given the current ...

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    New resale platform for Canada Goose


    Canada Goose has launched a new DTC secondhand offering powered by Trove, the service provider who also runs the secondhand stores of Patagonia, Lululemon, REI, Arc’teryx, On and Allbirds. Canada Goose’s new authorized reselling platform “Canada Goose Generations” is stocked with post-consumer product that is traded in online. Items are ...

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    New EU Commission campaign targets fast fashion


    With the newly launched international marketing campaign “ReSet The Trend” across the EU, the European Commission aims to engage Europeans in the fight against fast fashion and raise public awareness of the EU Sustainable and Circular Textiles Strategy. According to the Commission, the current amount of clothing produced, worn and ...

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    Five new SGS testing laboratories approved by TMC


    The Swiss testing and certification company SGS has received approval by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) for a further five laboratories offering fiber fragmentation testing services. With the new labs in Bangladesh, India, Turkey, the U.S. and Vietnam, the company is expanding into new regions and markets. SGS is based in ...

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    EOG announces a new training course


    The European Outdoor Group (EOG) will be hosting an in-depth training course on human rights due diligence in March 2023, open to EOG and non-EOG members and provided by business and human rights experts TwentyFifty. The training program will be tailored to the outdoor sector, and will equip practitioners with ...

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    Accelerating Circularity launches directory of textile recyclers


    The U.S. based nonprofit organization Accelerating Circularity has launched a new, free online directory of international recyclers to catalyze connections between recyclers and the rest of the textile value chain, including collectors, mills, brands, and retailers. The directory of textile recyclers includes the various commercial technologies for chemical and mechanical ...

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    Eurobike Industry Award 2023 are now open for submissions


    The Eurobike Award 2023 for innovative products in the bicycle and future mobility industry will be staged for the first time at Messe Frankfurt this year after a one-year break and the relocation of the international Eurobike trade show from Lake Constance. For the award, the trade show is partnering ...

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    Maloja’s flagship store experiments with circular business model


    German clothing brand Maloja has begun a pilot second-hand clothing initiative in its flagship Munich store. The initiative has been spearheaded by intern and student of Transformation Design, Svenja. Along with existing maintenance help and repair offerings, the “Second Love” program aims to keep Maloja products in circulation for as ...

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    Initiative supported by Patagonia takes the next step to Vjosa National Park


    The project team fighting for the creation of the Vjosa Wild River National Park in Albania has taken an important step forward. Albanian and international experts have presented their vision, feasibility study, and a strategic project plan to the Albanian government. The assessment is the result of six months ...