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    First alpine skis with Spinnova composite material


    After establishing apparel and interior design applications, Helsinki-based sustainable material company Spinnova makes its debut in composites in partnership with Finnish ski manufacturer Pusu. In a special edition of the Abisko all-terrain and freeride ski, carbon and glass fibers are replaced by Spinnova as the reinforcement material. Delivery of the ...

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    Samaya auctions one-of-a-kind tent for a good cause on Black Friday weekend


    French company Samaya has decided to create a unique version of its Samaya2.5 tent – a “Black Edition” – and auctions it from Friday, Nov. 26, (Black Friday) until Monday, Nov. 29, on its website and donate all proceeds to charity. Samaya is working with the Kilian Jornet Foundation to ...

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    Unifi reaches key sustainability milestone ahead of actual schedule


    Unifi reports that it has now converted more than 30 billion used plastic bottles into its Repreve recycled fiber, which the company says is processed by more than 1,000 brands worldwide in many industries and by outdoor brands like Kathmandu, Norden, Patagonia and Planks, among others. Unifi began setting recycling ...

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    OrthoLite launches new sustainable insole technologies


    Source: OrthoLite OrthoLite HybridPlus Bio insole Addressing the increasing demand for more sustainable insole solutions from its customers, U.S. brand OrthoLite is putting its plans announced earlier this year into action and is introducing two new sole technologies that elevate the total eco content of the insoles ...

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    Former Timberland CEO and his son unveil new “biocircular” sustainable hiking boots


    Erem, a Nevada-based company founded in 2021 that calls itself “the first outdoor brand focused on desert performance,“ has unveiled a new hiking boot that is ”high on performance and low on environmental impact.” Source: Erem While most hiking boots today are made by thermo-fusing plastics and ...

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    Buff supports charitable organizations and sustainability, celebrates 30th anniversary


    Buff is increasing its financial support for Protect Our Winters (POW) to more than $50,000 per year while launching a new product collection that “recognizes the important work and culture” of the non-profit organization founded in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones. In addition, the Spanish brand, which celebrates its ...

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    Jack Wolfskin and Berlin fashion brand GmbH launch cooperative collection


    In a new collaboration, Jack Wolfskin and the Berlin-based fashion and club culture brand GmbH have designed a capsule of apparel, a backpack and a tent that target the urban outdoor-affine customer. GmbH’s starting point to the collection was a break with the misconception that BIPOC and immigrants do not ...

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    Scarpa integrates plastics from renewable sources in best-selling ski boots


    Italian footwear specialist Scarpa is making an effort to reach its goal of B Corp certification within a year. Every boot in the volume-selling Maestrale and Gea ski-boot family has been redesigned to incorporate Grilamid Bio and Pebax Rnew, plastics made with renewable resources, while $1 from each sale of ...

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    Elan releases limited edition Glen Plake signature touring ski


    Slovenian ski manufacturer Elan has announced the early release of Glen Pake’s signature ski, the Ripstick Tour 104. The iconic U.S. skier, easily recognizable by his mohawk hairstyle, designed and tested the new touring ski. Available in limited quantities at select retailers worldwide, it is part of Elan’s soon-to-be-released 2022/23 ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine continue to move towards FC-free collections


    Rab and Lowe Alpine (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) have pledged to eradicate “all unnecessary” fluorocarbons from their products by autumn/winter 2024. Some of the more technical styles from the AW22 collections that are currently introduced to retail partners are already free of fluorocarbon or feature FC-free DWRs. As ...

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    Houdini launches new circular softshell series made from Teijin Octa fabrics


    Swedish brand Houdini has launched a new series of wind and water-resistant softshell jackets and pants for men and women called Pace, which is made in Portugal, utilizing Octa C9, a new lightweight softshell material made by Teijin in Japan. The Octa fiber technology is based on ...

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    Jack Wolfskin and Lenzing launch new 3L laminate with Tencel face fabric for shells


    Austrian cellulose fiber specialist Lenzing and German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin have developed a three-layer laminate containing a Tencel Lyocell face fabric, a Texapore Ecosphere membrane (Jack Wolfskin’s own branded technology), and a knitted liner made from recycled polyester. The laminate called Texapore Ecosphere Lyocell 3L claims to be fully ...

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    New life for old climbing ropes


    With a creative upcycling concept, Newseed from Rosenheim, Germany, transforms discarded climbing ropes into lovingly designed accessories for climbing and everyday life. The production of the handcrafted one-of-a-kind items, including chalk bags, belts and shopping bags, supports social projects in Germany and involves local climbing communities as well as rope ...

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    Adidas expands Terrex product offering to snowsports market


    Adidas has brought a brand new Adidas Terrex Fall / Winter 2021 Snow collection to market, with select products created from recycled materials that “equally balance technical performance with durability and comfort.” For example, the Myshelter franchise evolves with the new Myshelter snowsports jacket, featuring a series of high-performance recycled ...

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    New BD climbing harness with integrated Recco reflector


    Black Diamond (BD), a longtime brand partner, has integrated Recco technology directly into its Technician climbing harness. The rescue reflector is sewn into the harness, making it easier and faster for lost, injured or missing climbers equipped with the harness to be found by professional rescue teams utilizing Recco’s SAR ...

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    ​Polartec uses peppermint oil as an eco-friendly odor inhibitor


    As part of its growing EcoEngineering initiative, Polartec has announced a switch to peppermint for metal-free odor control across its line of functional fabrics, including Polartec® Power Dry®, Polartec® Power Grid™ and Polartec® Delta™. The bluesign-certified peppermint oil odor treatment – Polartec Fresh Face – is an easily renewable, highly ...

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    Crowdfunding campaign for snowboarding photo book by Patrick Armbruster


    Patrick Armbruster, a Swiss snowboard photographer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support his new photo project titled “Barely Made It,” an inside story about the evolution of snowboarding. While admittedly snowboarding doesn’t necessarily belong in The Outdoor Industry Compass, the fact that OIC editor-in-chief Wolfgang Greiner worked with Armbruster ...

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    Lolë presents first men’s collection


    Source: Lolë Lolë, an active lifestyle brand from Montréal, Canada, has introduced a new men’s collection for the fall and winter season. Previously known as a women’s sportswear provider, Lolë is thus expanding its offering to men. The new collection - suitable for various outdoor activities such ...

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    Faction Skis owner to launch ski boots


    Full Stack Supply Co, the Verbier, Switzerland-based parent company of Faction Skis and FW Apparel, has announced a new technical ski boot brand to be launched in fall/winter 2022. The company announced that a new generation of freeski boots will be the brand’s first product. Boots for freeriding and free ...

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    HeiQ unveils high-performance cellulose yarn derived from carbon-negative materials


    Swiss ingredients brand HeiQ unveiled what it calls a potential game-changer for the textile industry on Oct. 26 in a digital presentation. HeiQ AeoniQ is a high-performance cellulose yarn derived from a wide range of natural, carbon-negative sources, including wood pulp and algae. The new fiber is currently advancing to ...