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    Snowleader is expanding its HQ and warehouses

    2020-09-24T14:00:00Z

    According to Sport-guide , Snowleader is expanding its headquarters in Epagny, on the outskirts of the French city of Annecy, to a total of 3,000 square meters. It is also taking charge of five former Caterpillar warehouses in Versoud, below the Les 7 Laux ski resort, and ...

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    Approaching “net zero” with science based targets

    2020-09-24T07:25:00Z

    The German company ClimatePartner reported that the Science Based Targets Initiative ( SBTi ) - a collaboration between CDP , UN Global Compact , WRI and WWF - published five possible scenarios with which companies can bring their CO2 emissions towards “net zero.” The ...

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    New Tencel fibers receive CarbonNeutral certification

    2020-09-24T06:53:00Z

    Under the Tencel brand, the Austrain firm Lenzing is releasing Lyocell and Modal fibers that have received CarbonNeutral® certification. In other words, they comply with the carbon-neutral protocol set up – originally in 2002 – by Natural Capital Partners . In Lenzing’s summation, “the emissions associated with ...

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    U.S. Outdoor Economy Conference 2020 will be held virtually

    2020-09-24T04:47:00Z

    The Outdoor Economy Conference , a U.S. event for those looking to grow the outdoor industry in their own regions, will be held virtually this year. The third edition of the event will be divided into five creatively designed half-day virtual workshops, held every Thursday in October from 12 noon ...

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    WMDUK to distribute Spy+ in the U.K.

    2020-09-23T18:16:00Z

    Bollé Brands has appointed VMDUK to distribute in the U.K. Spy+ , a Californian brand of sunglasses, prescription frames and winter products. Spy+ was founded in 1994 in San Diego and in September 2019 it was taken over by Bollé Brands, which is supporting its expansion in Europe. ...

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    bleed Clothing publishes 2018 CO2 emissions

    2020-09-23T18:12:00Z

    The German clothing brand bleed Clothing , which has been climate-neutral since 2019 with the support of ClimatePartner , has published its CO2 emissions figures for 2018 caused by its vehicle fleet, employee travel, print products, water consumption and much more. According to these figures, CO2 emissions totaled 57 tons, ...

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    Rumpl signs distributor for New Zealand and Pacific Island region

    2020-09-23T18:09:00Z

    A few weeks after signing the UK distributor Unify Brand Partnerships , Rumpl , a U.S. manufacturer of technical blankets, has announced a partnership with Compendium Limited , a distributor in the New Zealand and Pacific Island region known for representing sustainable brands within the outdoor, and sports categories. Founded ...

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    VSSL’s new Kickstarter campaign surpasses goal by 1,500 percent

    2020-09-23T18:04:00Z

    VSSL , a Canadian company that produces outdoor survival and preparation tools, last week completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for Java , a high-quality, extremely durable, portable handheld coffee grinder. The campaign exceeded the brand’s CAN$ 25,000 target by 1,500 percent. The Java is the fifth VSSL product to ...

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    Dakine updates its Heli Pack series

    2020-09-23T17:19:00Z

    Dakine is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Heli Pack backpack by releasing a refitted, more durable iteration of the series, with recycled materials in its construction. The company describes the original backpack, released in 1996, as the “first low-volume backpack designed specifically for backcountry snowboarders and skiers.” ...

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    Burton to close its U.S. HQ and stores on Election Day

    2020-09-23T17:19:00Z

    Burton Snowboards will be closing its headquarters and stores in the U.S. on Election Day, which falls this year on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The company says it has been providing its American employees with time off, flexible schedules and “the resources they need” to vote in local, state and ...

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    Ispo Awards open for submissions from Sept 28

    2020-09-23T16:50:00Z

    The 10th annual Ispo Awards will be receiving product submissions from Sept. 28 to Dec. 4. All companies in the sports industry, even non-exhibitors at the forthcoming Ispo Munich , may submit. Those who do so by Nov. 6 will enjoy an early-bird discounted rate: €125 for exhibitors, €325 ...

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    Globetrotter unveils concept for its new Berlin store

    2020-09-23T15:31:00Z

    On Oct. 1, Globetrotter will open its new “experience store” at Schloßstrasse 20 in Berlin with almost 3,000 square meters of retail space spread over four floors. The decision to move from the old store in the Berlin-Steglitz district, which is not far away from the new location, to ...

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    Adamello Ultra Trail postponed

    2020-09-23T15:31:00Z

    The Adamello Ultra Trail , a trail running event in Italy with three different distances (170km, 90km, 35km) originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27, had to be postponed by seven days due to very negative weather forecasts, particularly for the night between Sept. 25 and 26. The identical courses, program and ...

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    Merrell releases eco-friendly undyed line

    2020-09-23T13:38:00Z

    Merrell ’s new line, the Undyed Collection , has white, undyed uppers made of partially recycled mesh and outsoles made of natural rubber. According to the brand, when measured against factory-supplied averages, the Undyed Collection saves about 80 percent of the water and 50 percent of the energy expended in ...

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    CODI is set to buy Boa Technology for $454 million

    2020-09-23T12:26:00Z

    Compass Diversified (CODI) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boa Technology , which owns the Boa Fit System for shoe fastening. The purchase price of $454 million excludes working capital and other adjustments. The deal is expected to go through in the next 45 days or ...

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    YKK and Polygiene collaborate on self-cleaning zippers

    2020-09-22T20:11:00Z

    YKK has incorporated Polygiene ’s ViralOff into a line of zippers, making them “essentially self-cleaning.” The Japanese company – which has business lines in fasteners, architectural products, and machinery and engineering – is presenting its first zippers of this kind at the Lineapelle show, scheduled for Sept. ...

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    X-Technology Swiss loses its H-Dry trademark

    2020-09-22T17:15:00Z

    The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has ruled against X-Technology Swiss of Zurich, revoking its trademark for the H-Dry brand name and related rights retroactively to the start of the legal dispute in December 2018. In reaction, Matteo Morlacchi – chief executive of the plaintiff, Luxembourg ...

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    Patagonia is working to get out the vote in the U.S.

    2020-09-21T15:09:00Z

    On Election Day in the U.S., which this year falls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Patagonia will be shutting its headquarters, distribution hub and stores to give its employees time to vote. Similar action is being taken by Foot Locker , which is shutting down its U.S. stores on that ...

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    VF partner factory installs solar panels

    2020-09-21T15:09:00Z

    QuangViet , a factory in Vietnam that handles production for VF Corp. ’s brand The North Face , finished installing 3MWp solar panels in July. The installation of further panels is planned for this autumn. The panels manage to convert about 90 percent of the sunlight they capture into electricity. ...

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    Fast ride for Ridestore

    2020-09-19T16:34:00Z

    Ridestore , an online retailer of private label snowear for extreme sports founded in Sweden just over ten years ago, has reported excellent financial results for the second year in a row, attributing the growth mainly to its successful expansion to other parts of Europe and North America. For ...