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    Protect Our Winters UK launches POW Pledge initiative for climate action

    2020-10-14T09:54:00Z

    Protect Our Winters (POW) UK launched POW Pledge , a digital portal to equip the industry to take climate action towards net zero. “It’s very simple; our industry has to act on climate change in order to survive,” said POW ambassador Ed Leigh . “The ...

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    American National Park Trust honors Hydro Flask’s Parks For All program

    2020-10-14T09:53:00Z

    Hydro Flask is the first organization to receive the prestigious American Park Experience Award 2020 . This award, previously given only to individuals, recognizes each year exceptional contributions to promoting awareness and appreciation of the parks and public lands and waters of the United States. With the award, the National ...

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    Black Diamond partners with POW and FWT

    2020-10-14T05:54:00Z

    Black Diamond Equipment announced a new partnership with Protect out Winters ( POW ). While it commenced with POW’s “Outdoor State” campaign in the U.S. in an effort to encourage people to vote, it is an annual partnership that will focus on climate advocacy. Additionally, Black Diamond and ...

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    Burton opens new Hub, appoints territory manager and marketing coordinator for Nordics

    2020-10-13T14:08:00Z

    Burton Snowboards will open a new multi-use space, referred to as the Burton Hub , at Norrlandsgatan 20 in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 15. After establishing the concept of combining retail store, showroom, and office spaces already in Innsbruck, Munich, and Zurich, the company now expands to Scandinavia. The ...

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    ​Klättermusen expands agency network in Europe

    2020-10-13T14:08:00Z

    Klättermusen , the Swedish outdoor brand well known for its sustainable products, is reorganizing its European agency network unimpressed by the difficult situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales director Patrick Kaulen named seven new agencies in Europe: Brandabout in Spain, WS White Sinclair in ...

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    ​Kilian Jornet launches foundation for the preservation of the mountain environments

    2020-10-13T09:22:00Z

    Kilian Jornet , a ultra trail and sky runner from Spain, sponsored by Salomon and Suunto , among others, has created the Kilian Jornet Foundation , which aims to preserve mountain environments through research, direct action and education. The first project that the new foundation will support is the ...

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    The winners of the French Outdoor Award 2020

    2020-10-13T09:22:00Z

    Since 2017, Outdoor Sports Valley ( OSV ) has been presenting the French Outdoor Award in summer and winter to promote innovative French products and services in the outdoor sports sector. Usually, the winners are announced during OutDoor by Ispo in summer and Ispo Munich in ...

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    Moody’s switches Vista Outdoor’s outlook from negative to positive

    2020-10-13T06:38:00Z

    Favorable trends in U.S. outdoor activity and Vista Outdoor ’s good competitive position with leading brands in various niches of the market have led Moody’s to change the group’s debt rating from negative to positive, following an improvement in its Ebitda margin. Vista’s brand portfolio includes Camelbak, Bushnell, Camp ...

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    EOCA online conservation vote is open

    2020-10-12T22:46:00Z

    The European Outdoor Conservation Association ( EOCA ) has launched its public online voting, which will help the association select the projects it will fund this fall. In line with the current Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea campaign, all the projects on the shortlist are involved with the ...

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    Deuter supports trash removal in the mountains

    2020-10-12T21:31:00Z

    German backpack specialist Deuter is supporting the Austrian association #estutnichtweh (“it does not hurt”), which takes care of garbage collection in the mountains, by providing different backpack models. The association also uses other tools, all donated by various supporting partners: The trash goes into “Drecksackerl” (reusable trash bags); ...

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    New textile infusions from drirelease

    2020-10-09T16:24:00Z

    Optimer Brands , the parent company of the drirelease brand of “wicking, drying, cooling and freshening” textiles, is launching a series of substances for infusion during the manufacture of fabrics to produce such effects as dynamic temperature control, skin-soothing and “fresh garment confidence.” Lee Thompson , the company’s business ...

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    ​Reichmann offers retail and rental hygiene concept and products

    2020-10-09T13:41:00Z

    Despite the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous owners and service staff of sporting goods stores and rental businesses took advantage of the opportunity to prepare themselves optimally for the coming winter season in this year’s service workshops of ski service specialist Reichmann Sohn in ...

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    On athletes Schide and Grangier tame the Alps (Video)

    2020-10-09T13:39:00Z

    In the case of the On Running ultratrail athletes Katie Schide and Germain Grangier , the conquest of the Alps can be added to their growing collection of already completed bucket-list adventures. At dawn on Sunday, July 19 this year, the two athletes started their epic journey in ...

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    Worn Again brings together cross-industry circular advisory panel

    2020-10-09T13:39:00Z

    Cyndi Rhoades , the founder of Worn Again Technologies , a British technology licensing company that just recently secured €8 million in new equity capital, has convened a Circular Advisory Panel (CAP) for guidance and influence as the company progresses towards commercialisation in the circular textile economy. The ...

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    ​Successful SA8000 audit of Tatonka’s factories in Vietnam

    2020-10-09T13:39:00Z

    The production facilities owned by the German outdoor brand Tatonka in Ho Chi Minh City and in Binh Dinh Province in Vietnam, which are operated by Mountech Co. Ltd. , meet all the requirements of the current SA8000:2014 social standard, as confirmed by the current audit conducted by ...

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    Tecnica goes partly direct in the U.K.

    2020-10-09T08:00:00Z

    After 17 years of collaboration, the Tecnica Group has decided to stop working with a distributor in the U.K. and Ireland for the Blizzard, Tecnica and Nordica brands, using sales agents instead. The current distributor, TKC Sales, will deliver the autumn/winter 2020 collections as planned, with the ...

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    Burton appoints new creative and global marketing executives

    2020-10-08T11:26:00Z

    Source: © Burton Adrian Margelist Burton has named Adrian Josef Margelist as its new executive creative director, and Kelly Murnaghan as senior vice-president of global marketing. Both Margelist and Murnaghan, who have already started in their respective roles, will report to Burton’s ...

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    ​Sigma Sport and Hermann Höhing receive German Packaging Award

    2020-10-08T09:54:00Z

    The Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (German Packaging Institute) has awarded Sigma Sport and Hermann Höhing GmbH the German Packaging Prize 2020 in the category “Design and Finishing.” The packaging of the iD.Free multi-sport watch convinced the jury with its unusual shape and design. The ...

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    Toray presents washable antiviral fabric

    2020-10-08T08:29:00Z

    Toray Industries claims to have developed a fabric, called Makspec V , that retains both its antiviral properties and its softness with repeated washing. According to the Japanese multinational, the chief problem was fixing the antiviral agent in a manner that would last and keep the fabric comfortable. Cotton ...

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    Bollé Brands launch new digital B2B platform

    2020-10-08T08:29:00Z

    Bollé Brands has started implementing a new digital B2B program, consecutively in Europe and the U.S., as a service to its retail clients. It involves a new internet platform with clear product descriptions and intuitive ordering tools, supported by an advanced ERP system and inventory management program. Monitored by ...