Outdoor Industry Compass Editorial Team

Outdoor Industry Compass Editorial Team

The Outdoor Industry Compass editorial team is made up of both full-time and freelance editors and writers, experts in the outdoor industry and lovers of the outdoors.

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    ISPO Munich 2023: Back with lots of Zeitgeist (and more)


    Our editors sum up the biggest themes, most important numbers, trends and pinch points on show at ISPO Munich 2023.

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    Hövding threatened by recall and permanent sales ban, defends itself vehemently


    In view of the Swedish Consumer Protection Agency’s previous decision to temporarily stop the sale of Hövding in Sweden, the company has now submitted a final statement with extensive documentation which, together with expert opinions, proves the high safety standard of the head protection. According to Hövding, RISE (formerly Statens ...

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    Jack Wolfskin relies on ExpeDRY hydrophobic down insulation by Allied


    German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin has announced that in its fall/winter 2024 hydrophobic down apparel line, it will replace current, chemical-intensive hydrophobic down with ExpeDRY down insulation by California-based Allied Feather + Down. ExpeDRY is well on its way to making current chemical-intensive treatments obsolete and is cleaner and better ...

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    Register now: Becoming a super winner in sports – driving profitable online growth


    Discover what McKinsey’s extensive meta-analysis has found to be the most important factors for a successful business. In part three of our EDM Expert Talks with McKinsey & Co. it’s all about digital growth.

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    EOCA members announce Green Friday fundraiser actions


    After inviting companies to participate in its antidote to Black Friday and raise money to help fund EOCA projects, the EOCA has released details of how its membership brands are marking Green Friday on Nov. 28 this year.

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    VF publishes ESG Report for FY 2023


    Under the title “Purpose. Driven.” VF Corp has published its Environmental and Social Responsibility Report for the 2023 financial year. The comprehensive report emphasizes the key areas that VF focuses on: People, Planet and Product. Topics covered in the report include gender parity, racial equality, human rights, product traceability, climate ...

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    More candidates for the French Outdoor Awards 2024


    The French Outdoor Awards (FOA) have unveiled the ten product innovations that have been selected in the second phase of the final selection process for the awards ceremony in January 2024. In total, the jury can now choose between 22 outdoor products that have been designed or developed in France ...

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    Ternua optimistic for FY23


    “We expect to end [the current year] growing by double-digits with respect to 2022, even though the weather was not with us at the start of the present campaign for autumn/winter 2023/24.” So says Imanol Muñoz, Director of Marketing at Ternua Group, who has granted an interview to CMDsport.

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    Renewcell reports operating loss of €4.4m, believes in break-even


    Swedish textile recycler Renewcell has reported an Ebitda result of -51 million Swedish kroner (€-4.4m) for Q3 of 2023, compared to SEK -59 million (€-5.0m) in the same period last year. Net sales amounted to SEK 84 million (€7.2m), in line with the same quarter last year. Cash flow from ...

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    Polartec announces Apex Award winners 2023


    Polartec has announced the winners of the Polartec Apex Awards 2023. The annual design award recognizes brands and designers that embody Polartec’s Made To Go Beyond ethos. The winning garments – selected from hundreds of entries that improve the lives of those who wear them – embody the pinnacle of ...

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    Register now: The path to top-notch products with PrimaLoft, Polygiene & Maloja

    Join PrimaLoft, Polygiene and Maloja and discover why ingredient brands are worth every penny when it comes to sustainable, performing products.

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    Swedish sports retail sales down 1.7 percent in Q3


    The Sportindex, compiled by industry organization Svenskt Sportforum in collaboration with HUI, shows that Swedish sports retail sales fell 1.7 percent in the third quarter of 2023 – the seventh consecutive quarter of negative performance. A heat wave in September was a setback for sporting goods retailers as fall sales ...

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    Freudenberg launches new thermal insulation products


    Freudenberg Performance Materials, a provider of innovative technical solutions in the apparel industry, is launching two advanced thermal insulation products – Down Feel WA 150LB and Fiberball WB 400LB – made from low-level Bisphenol A (BPA) recycled PET fibers (rPET). The new products are part of the global range of ...

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    News briefs

    Textile Exchange partners with Google for new sourcing decision tool


    Materials standards body Textile Exchange held its annual conference from Oct. 23-27 at the O2 InterContinental in Greenwich, London. The event was also the setting for the release of Textile Exchange’s latest tool, powered by Google and in collaboration with the WWF: The Materials Impact Explorer.

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    EOG project is targeting half a billion kilograms of CO2 emissions


    The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has published an update on its long-term Carbon Reduction Project. Working with the Apparel Impact Institute (AII) and ten EOG members, the project team completed an audit of 16 manufacturing facilities and established that their combined CO2 emissions totaled almost half a billion kilograms in ...

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    Deuter receives “Green Button 2.0” certification


    Among other measures, backpack and sleeping bag expert Deuter from Germany has been effectively and sustainably implementing the environmental and social standards of the “Grüner Knopf” (Green Button) directly and along the value chains since 2021 as part of its responsible business practices. Now, the company has gone through another ...

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    Coalition for Cyclist Safety aims to improve safety of bike and eBike riders in North America


    19 companies from the automotive, bicycle and technology sectors have joined forces to drive the development and implementation of connected mobility solutions. With their help, they want to help reduce the risks for bicycle and eBike riders on North American roads.

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    Polartec launches new brand ethos “Made To Go Beyond”


    Sending its press release from “Planet Earth, the Universe,” Polartec announced a new brand ethos, “Made To Go Beyond.” The new positioning and identity represent an evolution for the brand owned by Milliken & Company and form the foundation for future communications, reflecting and resonating with changing consumer values and ...

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    First products with mass-produced brewed protein fiber


    On Sept. 29, a total of 17 products using Spiber’s next-generation Brewed Protein™ fiber were released as part of the FW2023 collection from four brands: Goldwin, The North Face (TNF), Nanamica and Woolrich. The collection is the first mass-produced garment to be sold on a large scale since Spiber’s Thai ...

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    OIA education sessions at Outdoor Retailer Winter


    The US Outdoor Industry Association (Outdoor Industry Association) announced its diverse lineup of education sessions at the Outdoor Retailer Winter show, held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 14-16, 2023.

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