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    Vivobarefoot receives B Corp certification

    2020-09-14T16:36:00Z

    Vivobarefoot has obtained B Corporation certification, which is granted to businesses that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose,” according to B Lab , the non-profit organization that manages the certification scheme. It was given ...

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    Newell Brands elects Jay Johnson of Lamar Advertising to its Board

    2020-09-11T12:02:00Z

    Jay L. Johnson, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Lamar Advertising Company , a U.S. outdoor advertising company which operates billboards, logo signs, and transit displays in the United States and Canada, has been elected to the board of directors of Newell Brands , effective Sept. 8. ...

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    Oboz Footwear with new hires

    2020-09-11T11:43:00Z

    U.S. brand Oboz Footwear from Bozeman, Montana, founded in 2007, has hired Julie Ham Elliott as national sales manager. She has over ten years of experience in the market including eight years as key account manager at Merrell . Oboz also hired John Nehring ...

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    Alpkit receives B Corp certificate

    2020-09-10T11:22:00Z

    We had just reported in July that the British outdoor and bike brand Alpkit was able to raise £1.5 million (€1.6m-$1.9m) in an investment campaign launched on the CrowdCube funding platform. Part of the news was that Alpkit wants to achieve B Corporation Certification by 2022. ...

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    PrimaLoft Bio styles available this fall from 16 brands

    2020-09-10T11:22:00Z

    PrimaLoft, Inc. , an advanced materials technology company headquartered in Latham, New York, with offices in Xiamen, China, is partnering with more than 15 outdoor sports, fashion, lifestyle and home furnishing brands to introduce PrimaLoft® Bio™ to consumers this fall. According to the company, PrimaLoft Bio is the first ...

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    Altexa launches HDry in North America

    2020-09-10T09:41:00Z

    Matteo and Luca Morlacchi , the Italian brothers who invented the OutDry technology, which Columbia Sportswear acquired 10 years ago, presented a new waterproof and breathable membrane called HDry® at Ispo Munich 2020 with their company Altexa srl . Now, Altexa and GHS Holdings ...

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    ​Fritschi takes over distribution of Marmot in Switzerland

    2020-09-10T09:11:00Z

    U.S. outdoor specialist Marmot is starting a new distribution partnership for Switzerland with Fritschi Swiss Bindings . From Oct. 1, Fritschi will be responsible for all sales activities of the Californian brand founded in 1974, from key account management and new customer acquisition to training and education. The liaison ...

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    La Sportiva opens brand store on the Greek island of Kalymnos

    2020-09-10T09:11:00Z

    At the end of July, after some delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first Greek La Sportiva monobrand store was opened in Massouri on the island of Kalymnos. The store is intended to become a landmark not only for the local climbing scene, but also for all those ...

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    ​6th Outdoor & Running Business Days in Riva a success

    2020-09-10T09:11:00Z

    Italy’s Outdoormag reports that the sixth edition of the Outdoor Running Business Days in Riva del Garda demonstrated the vitality of the market despite the coronavirus pandemic with over 80 exhibiting brands and more than 200 retailers on Sept. 6 and 7. For the brands, the ...

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    Morakniv nominated for the Swedish Design Awards (Video)

    2020-09-10T07:53:00Z

    The Swedish manufacturer of outdoor knives Morakniv has been nominated for the Swedish Design Award 2020 in the category film production for its commercial “Morakniv Classic” together with Kojan Film and Consid Communication . The design competition aims to promote and develop Swedish graphic design and communication. ...

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    Will the first virtual Thin Air Gear Show be canceled?

    2020-09-09T09:16:00Z

    We’ve previously reported on the Thin Air Gear Show , a new virtual trade show concept that promised to fill the hole left after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of all physical shows in the USA. Gearjunkie.com has now published an article that makes us wonder whether the ...

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    Helly Hansen overhauls its IT

    2020-09-09T09:15:00Z

    Helly Hansen is overhauling its computer system to smooth operations, cut costs and come into compliance with regulations in various countries. The Norwegian sports apparel and gear producer is stringing together the Infor M3 enterprise resource platform (ERP), the Salesforce customer resource management (CRM) platform, the Front ...

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    ​Halti’s shoes become increasingly ecological

    2020-09-08T09:51:00Z

    The Finnish outdoor brand Halti reports that its autumn and winter footwear collection has reached a new level of sustainability: 50 percent of the footwear collection is made of recycled material, and the shoes in question are made with at least 60 percent recycled material obtained from post-consumer plastic ...

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    ISPO Brandnew 2021 application has started

    2020-09-08T09:50:00Z

    ISPO Brandnew , the largest platform for sporting goods start-ups, is entering the next round and has just opened its application platform at ispo.com . The competition was launched 20 years ago and has since produced some high-profile winners, including GoPro , Naish Kites , Maloja , Nixon , ...

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    New chairman for Morakniv

    2020-09-08T08:02:00Z

    Source: KJ Eriksson Förvaltning AB Pierre Bengtsson At its annual general meeting, the Swedish group KJ Eriksson Förvaltning AB elected a new board of directors for the group and its subsidiary Morakniv AB , manufacturer of outdoor knives and member of the Scandinavian Outdoor ...

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    Kupilka joins charity campaign to save the Baltic Sea

    2020-09-08T08:02:00Z

    Kupilka , a Finnish manufacturer of ecological dishware and member of the Scandinavian Outdoor Group ( SOG ), has become partner of #Oursea , a charity campaign launched in 2020 with the aim of increasing awareness for the condition of the Baltic Sea and to raise ...

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    La Sportiva and Società Alpinisti Tridentini collaborate in Italy’s Trentino region

    2020-09-08T08:02:00Z

    La Sportiva signed an agreement with the Società Alpinisti Tridentini ( SAT ), the Trento branch of the Italian Alpine Club ( CAI ), with the aim of preserving more than 5,000 km of mountain trails and the active diffusion of the mountaineering culture within the borders ...

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    Salomon sets up recycling network with release of first recyclable sneaker

    2020-09-08T05:45:00Z

    After three years of research and development, the French outdoor brand Salomon has presented the recyclable Index.01 running shoe, which will be on the market from February 2021.The company used recycled polyester to create the shoe’s upper, while a nitrogen-infused, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) based foam called Infiniride ...

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    ​100th redblue order show started in Heilbronn

    2020-09-08T05:45:00Z

    Intersport Germany ’s order show redblue opened its doors on Sunday for the 100th time in Heilbronn. Six times a year about 80 exhibitors and 600 to 800 members meet for 5 days per show to order the new collections. Despite the anniversary, the corona pandemic made it impossible ...

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    Arc’teryx launches virtual product advisor for consumers

    2020-09-07T12:55:00Z

    If consumers can’t make it to a store, but have questions about the new Arc’teryx autumn product line, they can now make an appointment online with the new Virtual Advisor . The Canadian brand claims that the 30-minute appointments, which are available worldwide but currently only in English, will ...