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    VF Foundation donates money for a new chairlift in Smartwool's hometown resort

    2020-10-23T08:33:00Z

    The Steamboat Springs ski resort in Colorado has received an unexpected $1.5 million gift from Smartwool , the wool knit apparel brand known for its socks and underwear, which is to be used to build a new Barrows chairlift on Howelsen Hill. Smartwool was founded in the town of ...

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    ​Per Wååg is the new CEO for Primus and Brunton

    2020-10-23T07:11:00Z

    Source: Fenix Per Wååg Per Wååg is succeeding Lars-Ola Brolinson as global chief executive for Primus AB and Brunton Outdoor , two outdoor brands of the Swedish Fenix Outdoor group. Wååg has already worked for both brands for seven years, the ...

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    Black Friday: Arc’teryx rewards American trade-in customers

    2020-10-23T06:48:00Z

    To shift the focus away from the mass consumption usually associated with Black Friday , Arc’teryx will for the full month of November be rewarding consumers in the U.S. and Canada who trade in their used equipment with a gift card worth 30 percent of an item’s original retail ...

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    Marcolin launches high-tech Adidas Terrex snow goggles

    2020-10-22T14:49:00Z

    As the new licensee for Adidas eyewear, the Marcolin Group has announced the availability of two Adidas Terrex Snow Goggle models, each with a different lens and both made in Italy. The E-SUN™ VARIA™ lens on the SP0039 has a toric shape and adjusts in ...

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    Oberalp opens Mountainshop near Bergamo

    2020-10-22T13:52:00Z

    The Oberalp Group opened a new Mountainshop in Ponteranica, in the Italian province of Bergamo on Oct. 15. The new store specializes in products for alpine skiing, trail running and other mountain sports. It will be managed by Nevio Cornaro , who previously participated in endurance ...

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    YouTube is testing shopping features

    2020-10-22T13:26:00Z

    Google is testing the idea of turning YouTube into an e-commerce platform, according to a Bloomberg report. YouTube is currently testing through a limited number of channels the option to buy items that feature in videos. The ”goal is to convert YouTube’s bounty of videos into ...

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    Lenzing wins Austria's state prize for innovation

    2020-10-22T08:45:00Z

    The Lenzing Group has won Austria’s annual State Prize for Innovation for its Lenzing Web Technology , a production technique that combines fiber and nonwovens in a single step. By Lenzing’s account, the technique could reduce the amount of non-biodegradable fossil-fuel-derived materials (polyesters, for example) in disposable hygiene ...

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    Taiwanese industry veterans launch outdoor jacket made from upcycled coffee grounds

    2020-10-21T16:01:00Z

    COOR™ , a Taiwanese outerwear brand, officially launched its Kickstarter campaign for its 3-in-1 outdoor jacket manufactured from Singtex™ coffee yarn technology. According to the manufacturer, the jacket is made of zero-waste fabrics and designed to be ever-lasting. It combines leading performance technology with bio-based fabrics and multifunctional ...

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    Zimtstern and Swiss Bike School cooperate

    2020-10-21T16:01:00Z

    Returning to its roots in Switzerland, Zimtstern , the German-based bike clothing specialist, has entered into a long-term cooperation with the Swiss Bike School . The riding instructors from the school will be wearing Zimtstern’s mountain bike clothing with immediate effect. A special Teacher Edition has been designed for this ...

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    Schöffel Foundation uses German VAT reduction to support tree plantations

    2020-10-21T11:19:00Z

    The Schöffel Foundation , founded in 2011 by Hubert and Peter Schöffel , which promotes and initiates social and ecological projects, is supporting tree planting and forest redevelopment in state forests in the German state of Bavaria. German online shoppers can donate the 3 percentage point reduction in value-added ...

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    Craft enters distribution partnership for APAC and Middle East

    2020-10-21T10:47:00Z

    The Swedish company Craft of Scandinavia , owned by the New Wave Group, signed a strategic distribution partnership between its Craft Sportswear business and Singapore-based Aspire Brands effective from Jan. 1, 2021. The agreement covers more than 12 markets, including Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Korea and ...

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    ​Fjällräven Polar dates postponed

    2020-10-21T08:08:00Z

    Due to the current development of the Covid-19 pandemic, Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven has adjusted the schedule for its Fjällräven Polar . The 2020 event has now been postponed to 2022 and there will be no global online campaign in 2021, which means that the global application process for ...

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    La Sportiva to offer wide sizing

    2020-10-21T08:01:00Z

    The Italian mountain and climbing shoe specialist La Sportiva is beginning to offer wide sizing. Available in the Nucleo High II GTX and the Ultra Raptor Mid II GTX hiking boots initially, the new wide sizes will accompany traditional widths to appeal to a broader customer base. ...

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    “German Outdoor Brands” retail training goes digital

    2020-10-21T08:01:00Z

    In 2019, the German brands Deuter , Lowa and Leki launched joint training courses for their retail partners under the name “ German Outdoor Brands .” Since the planned 2020 roadshow with corresponding clinics at eight locations throughout Germany could not take place due to the pandemic, video ...

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    PrimaLoft’s New York lab receives ISO 17025 certification

    2020-10-21T08:01:00Z

    PrimaLoft, Inc , the materials technology company headquartered in Latham, USA, with offices in Xiamen, China, has successfully passed the ISO 17025 testing process in its New York laboratory. Meeting the ISO 17025 certification standards shows that a laboratory is competent and produces valid results, which promotes confidence in ...

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    Ternua and Lorpen to sponsor French Alpine Associations

    2020-10-21T07:02:00Z

    Ternua and Lorpen , both brands of the Basque Ternua Group , will be the sponsors of the French Federation of Alpine and Mountaineering Associations ( FFCAM ). The federation’s members – who amount to about 100,000 people, belonging to some 420 clubs – will be enjoying discounts ...

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    Norspomessen is canceled

    2020-10-20T12:33:00Z

    The Norwegian trade show Norspomessen Vinter 2021 , which was originally scheduled to take place Jan. 10-11 at X Meeting Point on Hellerudsletta, was canceled due to uncertainties about the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. Norspomessen hopes that this early announcement will give suppliers and retailers time to find ...

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    A new sustainability alliance of chemical groups

    2020-10-20T12:33:00Z

    Seven of the world’s leading chemical companies have joined forces on a new commitment to accelerate the adoption of sustainable chemical solutions in the textile and leather industries. The initiative is called Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry ( SCTI ), and its founding members include Archroma , CHT ...

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    The Cycle Show and London eBike Festival will be held in June 2021

    2020-10-20T11:34:00Z

    The organizers of The Cycle Show and London eBike Festival have confirmed that the new dates for the combined shows will be June 25-27, 2021. The events will be held at Alexandra Palace in north London. The trade shows were expected to take place in April 2021, ...

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    December Performance Days go fully digital

    2020-10-20T09:34:00Z

    Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the December 2020 edition of the Performance Days will not take place at the Messe München trade show center as initially planned, but as a fully digital event on the original dates of Dec. 09-10. Back in April 2020, Performance Days ...