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    Movement Skis sees a big drop in sales, but margins improve

    2020-09-19T16:34:00Z

    The revenues of Movement Skis declined by 46.8 percent to 932,000 Swiss francs (€864,000-$1.0m) due to store closures, while the gross margin lost 2.0 percentage points to 50.0 percent. A good control of operating expenses limited the decline in Ebitda for the first half of the year, which decreased ...

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    Extrem Skis expands ski factory in Åre

    2020-09-18T06:51:00Z

    The Swedish ski brand Extrem Skis has unveiled pictures of the new 350 square meter expansion of its ski factory in Åre. The company stated that it took three years of planning and one year of construction to complete the new annex. Extrem Skis also invested in two state ...

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    Germany to admit foreign participants in trade shows

    2020-09-18T06:13:00Z

    Foreign visitors are expected to be able to attend the next Ispo Munich show, scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 3.The government of Germany has decided to grant entry into its territory – even from outside the EU, the Schengen area or Germany’s list of approved countries – to ...

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    Arc’teryx Alpha Center opens in Shanghai

    2020-09-18T06:11:00Z

    Arc’teryx is opening its two-story, 750 square meter “ Arc’teryx Alpha Center ” in Shanghai on Sept. 19. It is the brand’s largest store to date and offers customers an impressive shopping experience from both a design and product perspective. The store on Shanghai’s popular Huahai Road is anchored ...

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    Naturkompaniet offers adventure trips to Lapland

    2020-09-18T06:11:00Z

    Göteborgs-Posten reports that Naturkompaniet , Fenix Outdoor `s Swedish retail chain, has begun to offer adventure trips to Lapland this winter. The new business idea is a result of the growing outdoor trend during the Covid-19 pandemic. From 2021, the chain, together with Äventyrsresor , an experienced travel company ...

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    Young people to benefit from new #itsgreatoutthere grants

    2020-09-17T12:38:00Z

    The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed the ten projects that will be supported in the latest round of # itsgreatoutthere grants. Local initiatives in Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Serbia and the UK that mainly involve young people will each receive €1,000 to help ...

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    Green Button celebrates 1st birthday

    2020-09-17T12:37:00Z

    One year ago, the “ Grüner Knopf ” (Green Button) was introduced in Germany, the first state seal for fair and ecologically, sustainably produced textiles. This was partly due to the commitment of the German Minister for Development, Gerd Müller . Since then, the seal has provided consumers with ...

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    ​Dénériaz moves to larger premises

    2020-09-17T09:19:00Z

    Sport-guide.com reports that Dénériaz , the French ski brand founded eleven years ago by Olympic champion Antoine Dénériaz , has moved its headquarters to a 700-sqm site in the Vernays industrial zone in Doussard. This space, almost double that of the previous facility, meets the needs of the “rapidly ...

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    Salomon and REI start virtual book club events with athletes

    2020-09-17T09:19:00Z

    Salomon and the U.S. outdoor retail chain REI have announced a series of virtual book club events with Salomon athletes and authors Jessie Diggins , Rickey Gates , Emelie Forsberg and Meredith Erickson . Once a month, consumers will be invited to read the monthly book and ...

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    PrimaLoft and Shanghai Challenge Textile enter exclusive global production partnership

    2020-09-16T07:44:00Z

    PrimaLoft , Inc. and Shanghai Challenge Textile Co, LTD have announced an exclusive partnership for the production of PrimaLoft® Performance Fabrics . Shanghai Challenge is a Shanghai-based manufacturer with a proven track record for the design, research, development and production of functional fabrics. The company will bring this expertise ...

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    Keen donates up to $20,000 to wildfire relief efforts

    2020-09-16T07:44:00Z

    While devastating fires in the states of Oregon, Washington and California on the U.S. west coast threaten and destroy lives, property and nature, the footwear brand Keen has decided to donate 1 percent of its U.S. sales from keenfootwear.com , up to a total of $20,000, to relief programs. ...

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    ​Polygiene survey: Increased laundering due to the pandemic corresponds to 3.5 million more cars in the USA alone

    2020-09-16T07:08:00Z

    A survey conducted by Polygiene in the USA in early September shows that 3 out of 4 people say they wash their laundry significantly more often due to concerns about viruses. In the free format responses, there was a surprising number of people who wrote that they wash clothes ...

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    Surf photographer Todd Glaser joins Mizu’s ambassador team

    2020-09-15T12:10:00Z

    Mizu , the brand founded by Finnish pro snowboarder Jussi Oksanen in 2008 and offering reusable and eco-friendly stainless steel products mainly for hydration and filtration, has welcomed Todd Glaser , the U.S. photographer, to its ambassador team. As one of the world’s most prolific and well-known surf ...

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    Industrial Revolution has a new VP of sales

    2020-09-15T12:06:00Z

    Industrial Revolution , a Seattle-based manufacturer of outdoor accessories founded in 1971 as UCO and the American distributor for outdoor brands such as Morakniv of Sweden and Esbit of Germany, has appointed Chris Clark as its new vice president of sales. Clark has more than 20 years ...

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    ​Grangers launches survey on environmental research

    2020-09-15T12:06:00Z

    While the climate and environmental debate is casting a spotlight on over-consumption and fast fashion, the aftercare brand Grangers is conducting important research within the outdoor sector. The “ Wear Care Survey ” examines consumer buying habits, the use and repair of outdoor equipment and the importance ...

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    Milliken joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

    2020-09-15T12:06:00Z

    As part of a multi-pronged strategy to increase the circularity of plastics, Milliken Company , the owner of Polartec , has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition , a U.S. industry alliance formed by The Recycling Partnership to improve the recovery and recycling of polypropylene (PP) in ...

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    Eyewear brand Revo releases Jeep capsule collection

    2020-09-15T12:06:00Z

    The eyewear brand Revo from California, founded in 1985, has introduced a capsule collection that combines its polarized lenses – which draw from lenses developed at NASA to protect satellites from the sun – with design elements from the Jeep automotive brand. The Revo x Jeep Collection ...

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    OIA asks U.K. outdoor industry to support Ordnance Survey National GetOutside day

    2020-09-15T12:06:00Z

    The British Outdoor Industries Association ( OIA ) is again supporting the Ordnance Survey ’s National GetOutside day, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27. The OIA is calling out to all members and the entire outdoor industry to support the initiative. The industry is ...

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    Jack Wolfskin receives Grüner Knopf certification and 2020 Fair Wear Leader status

    2020-09-15T12:06:00Z

    Jack Wolfskin , the German outdoor brand owned by the U.S. Callaway Golf Company , has gone through the certification process for the “ Grüner Knopf ” (Green Button), an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A large number of Jack Wolfskin’s products are ...

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    Policy Hub discusses European agenda for Extended Producer Responsibility

    2020-09-15T05:12:00Z

    On Sept. 2, the Policy Hub – consisting of stakeholders in six major industry associations ( Fesi among them) as well as interested organizations and three apparel and footwear companies – conducted a virtual workshop on what the EU is calling extended producer responsibility (EPR). The chief topics ...