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    Lenzing helps found sustainable-carbon initiative

    2020-09-29T15:18:00Z

    Lenzing has just helped found the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) , which hopes by 2050 to replace fossil carbon with renewable carbon – from biomass, CO2, recycled materials and other sources. Overall the RCI will be creating cross-industry platforms to demonstrate the feasibility of renewable carbon, lobbying for changes ...

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    ​New Wave GmbH reorganizes management

    2020-09-29T15:16:00Z

    Andre Bachmann , managing director of the German company New Wave GmbH , which is best known for the distribution of the Swedish brand Craft , has granted general procuration to his long-time employees Henriette Pfeiffer and Felix Lechner . Pfeiffer, New Wave’s chief financial officer, has been with ...

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    Bever’s new CEO comes from Nike

    2020-09-29T14:39:00Z

    According to several media reports, Albert Scholte will be the new chief executive of the Dutch outdoor retail chain Bever as of Oct. 1. Scholte previously spent 13 years at Nike , where he was most recently responsible for the brand’s European business at Foot Locker . He ...

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    Changes in the team at Chris sports

    2020-09-29T12:11:00Z

    Chris sports , a Swiss distributor for numerous sports, bike and outdoor brands such as Giro , Kari Traa , Keen , Elevenate , Evoc and Mountain Hardwear , is reorganizing the business unit hardgoods/bike in the same way as its softgoods/shoes department – with only one sales manager ...

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    Stefan Herzog appointed president of German VDS

    2020-09-29T07:30:00Z

    Stefan Herzog , who has been secretary general of the German sporting goods retailers’ federation ( VDS ) since 2018 and president since last spring of Fedas , the European umbrella organization of the specialist sports retail trade, has moved to the top of the German association. He was appointed ...

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    New Schöffel-Lowa store in Düsseldorf with focus on sustainability

    2020-09-29T07:28:00Z

    The Schöffel-Lowa store in Düsseldorf, Germany, is moving. The new store is located in Blumenstraße – at the back of the well-known Schadow-Arcades shopping center. According to Schöffel-Lowa-Sportartikel , the joint venture of the two independently operating outdoor specialists Schöffel and Lowa , who each have a ...

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    Oeko-Tex to certify products for Amazon

    2020-09-29T07:28:00Z

    Oeko-Tex , an international association of 18 independent research and testing institutes that set safety standards for textiles and leather, will be certifying the environmental bona fides of products on Amazon ’s behalf. The huge American e-tailer relies on the certification of many such labs to bestow its Climate Pledge ...

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    Dewerstone founder wins entrepreneurship award

    2020-09-29T07:27:00Z

    Rory Atton , founder of the Dewerstone brand of outdoor apparel and sunglasses, has won an Entrepreneur for Good Award for the southwestern U.K. in the eighth edition of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards . Like the winners in the other categories, Atton received his award in a ...

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    ​Preventive inspection call for Skylotec’s SAM 2.0 climbing harness

    2020-09-28T08:22:00Z

    The German climbing material specialist Skylotec has discovered a missing structural seam on a Skylotec SAM 2.0 harness during a routine inspection. After a thorough inspection of all harness inventories, no other harnesses with this defect pattern could be identified, but the manufacturer has published a precautionary inspection ...

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    Hohenstein debuts its Digital Fitting Lab

    2020-09-28T05:50:00Z

    Hohenstein , the family-owned testing, certification and research company for textiles, has developed what it calls a Digital Fitting Lab for brands, retailers and suppliers. The German company is inviting such companies to consult its engineers and designers, through workshops or the Hohenstein Academy , to adapt their existing ...

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    Dynafit strengthens its sales team

    2020-09-26T15:45:00Z

    Mountain sports specialist Dynafit has strengthened its team. The newly created position of strategic account specialist was filled by Herbert Steinmaßl , who has already worked for Dynafit for more than five years and was most recently brand representative responsible for Bavaria. His previous job has been taken over ...

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    ​Calida plans complete takeover of Lafuma SA

    2020-09-26T15:45:00Z

    The Swiss Calida Holding has announced its intention to launch a buy-out tender offer followed by a squeeze-out for all outstanding shares of its subsidiary Lafuma SA , which is listed on Euronext in Paris/France. Calida currently holds 93.50 percent of the share capital and voting rights of ...

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    Early launch of Swix’s next-gen fluoro-free race wax

    2020-09-26T11:21:00Z

    The Norwegian company Swix , a subsidiary of Brav , has launched its latest gliding wax collection, Swix Pro , which will be available in stores this fall and comprises three lines called Performance Speed , High Speed and Top Speed , with both solid ...

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    Clarus raises $11.5m from three top investors to bolster financial strength

    2020-09-26T10:12:00Z

    Utah-based Clarus Corporation , parent company of Black Diamond , Pieps , Sierra Bullets and Skinourishment , entered into an agreement with three of its top 10 investors - Brown Advisory , Greenhouse Funds and TT Investimentos - to sell 900,000 registered shares of the company ...

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    Beneben appointed president of Bollé’s sport & luxury division

    2020-09-26T08:33:00Z

    After leaving the position of vice president of the Rossignol Group for Europe, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere earlier this year , François Beneben has now joined Bollé Brands as president of their sport and luxury division, covering the group’s brands of sunglasses and goggles: Bollé, Spy, ...

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    Scarpa switches from a distributor to an agent in Spain

    2020-09-26T08:14:00Z

    Scarpa has informed Spanish retailers that it has started working with an agency, Panasport ETD , to cover the entire Iberian market, putting an end to a wholesale distribution contract for Spain with Iberovegas after Dec. 31. Panasport, which is also an agent for Patagonia , has already ...

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    Gucci is partnering with The North Face

    2020-09-25T17:36:00Z

    Gucci has revealed that it is partnering with The North Face for an unspecified collaboration in the coming months “that celebrates the rich heritage of both brands.” For the big Italian luxury brand, it is the first collaboration of this kind since Alessandro Michele became its creative ...

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    Unify distributes Nixon in the U.K.

    2020-09-25T17:36:00Z

    Nixon , the California brand of lifestyle watches and other accessories, has announced a distribution contract for the U.K. with Unify Brand Partnerships , effective immediately. The partnership covers Nixon’s full range of products, including its new line of backpacks, convertible duffels, totes and other carry products made with Reprieve ...

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    Canada Goose gets positive rating by Moody’s

    2020-09-25T17:36:00Z

    Rating its debt for the first time, Moody’s gave Canada Goose a B1 corporate family rating and a B2 rating to a proposed senior secured loan of 402 million Canadian dollars (€258m-$300m) due in 2027, nearly half of which would be used to add cash to its balance ...

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    OTS is moving to Liverpool

    2020-09-25T17:12:00Z

    The Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) is moving from the venue it occupied for the past two editions, EventCity in the English city of Manchester, to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool . The next edition is scheduled for June 29 to July 1, 2021, the week after OutDoor by Ispo ...