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    Dakine with MTB shoe debut, expands MTB apparel lineup


    Dakine , founded in 1979 in Hawaii and focusing on the surf, windsurf, kiteboard, snowboard, ski, skateboard, mountain bike and travel segments, has expanded its mountain biking range to include footwear and new tech wear for spring 2021. Dakine has been active in mountain biking for more than 20 years. ...

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    Degradability of threads and fabrics in the spotlight at Coats and Cocona


    Two relevant textile supply companies just announced new technologies to enhance and speed up the biodegradability of textiles in the landfill. Source: Coats EcoRegen British industrial thread company Coats has developed a biodegradable thread, EcoRegen , to support its customers’ sustainability agendas. The ...

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    Oakley introduces Kato sport performance sunglasses


    Oakley is launching the new Kato series, a range of frameless performance sunglasses designed to deliver an expanded field of vision, enhanced impact protection and a customized fit. Kato eyewear was first spotted at La Vuelta in Spain in autumn 2020, worn by Oakley-sponsored athletes Chris Froome ...

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    HeiQ introduces antiviral textile mask with copper coating


    Swiss company HeiQ is launching a new face mask that it says destroys 100 percent of tested viruses and bacteria within minutes of contact with the textile material. The patented HeiQ MetalliQ mask consists of a fabric coated with a pure copper coating. Behind the technology, in ...

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    Woolly is launching new plastic-free merino jacket


    Woolly , a Seattle-based Merino wool company, is in the process of a new Kickstarter campaign for its new Puffy jacket, a sustainable weatherproof jacket, described as the brand’s “sustainable alternative to jackets that include nylon, polyester, and synthetic fill.” The jacket is equipped with a NatureDry ...

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    Albion launches first women’s apparel line; hires former Rapha lead designer


    Albion has released its new spring/summer 2021 collection of performance cycling clothing, which comprises the brand’s first women’s products. Both the men’s and women’s items are made using the same recycled performance fabrics. The women’s range also features a women’s specific bib short pad for long-distance riding by Elastic ...

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    Nextiles introduces sewn-in circuitry to collect performance data through textiles


    Nextiles , a young company founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ) alumni and supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation , has introduced a new Bluetooth-based, sewn-in sensor technology that captures human performance data for a variety of industries from professional sports to connected fitness, ...

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    ​Rumpl teams up with Austrian designer to save green space in NYC


    Source: Rumpl Oregon-based outdoor blanket manufacturer Rumpl has announced a collaboration (video link) with Stefan Sagmeister , a New York City-based Austrian graphic designer, storyteller and typographer, to produce the Beautiful Shapes Down Puffy Blanket , which features 600-fill duck down, 30-denier ripstop polyester ...

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    Nilit introduces a new nylon that is said to break down more rapidly


    Nilit , an Israel-based nylon 6.6 manufacturer, has introduced Sensil BioCare , a new fiber that is described as breaking down faster than conventional nylon. This could help reduce the persistence of textile waste in seawater and landfills when the garment reaches the end of its life. In addition, the ...

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    PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. insulation now also used in footwear


    Kodiak Boots , a Canadian footwear brand founded in Ontario in 1910, announced that it is the first footwear company to use PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. insulation. PrimaLoft P.U.R.E., short for Produced Using Reduced Emissions, is an insulation made from 100 percent recycled PET plastic that reduces carbon emissions by at ...

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    ​Texon presents innovative ProWeave performance fabric


    Texon , a global materials manufacturer, has introduced ProWeave , a new jacquard weaving technology which it claims makes it possible to seamlessly integrate functional and design weaving into a single sheet of material. ProWeave opens up “endless new design possibilities,” according to the company. Texon added that ProWeave “totally ...

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    Adidas and Parley team up for sustainable Mountains To Oceans outdoor capsule


    Adidas has reunited with Parley for the Oceans , an environmental organization founded in 2012 by Cyrill Gutsch to fight ocean degradation with a focus on plastic pollution, to introduce a new collection of weatherproof outdoor apparel made from sustainable materials. Adidas first collaborated with Parley in 2015 ...

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    Teijin launches new Nanofront fiber made from recycled polyester


    Textileworld reports that Teijin Group ’s fiber and product processing company, Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd. , has developed technology to mass-produce a new version of its Nanofront ultrafine polyester, said to be the world’s first nanofiber made from recycled polyester. While demand for recycled raw materials is growing ...

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    JanSport introduces backpack range made with 100% surplus materials


    Source: Surplus Ski n’ Hike JanSport , a division of VF Corp ., has launched Surplus Ski n’ Hike , the brand’s first backpack line made with excess factory materials that would have potentially ended up in landfills. Every component of this limited-edition pack ...

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    Vollebak releases 100 Year Sweatshirt with Polartec technology


    Source: 100 Year Sweatshirt After the 100 Year Hoodie , the British men’s sportswear and adventure clothing brand Vollebak has released the 100 Year Sweatshirt , a weatherproof sweatshirt that is said to repel rain, wind and fire. The new sweatshirt was developed ...

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    Kirschner Fahrradmanufaktur launches third bike brand


    This season, the German premium bicycle supplier A. A. Kirschner Fahrradmanufaktur is rolling out a third brand. In addition to Falkenjagd , which specializes in titanium frames, and Rennstahl , which specializes in steel frames, there is now a third premium brand, Parapera . This one relies on carbon ...

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    PrimaLoft introduces fully recycled down alternative


    Latham, New York-based ingredient brand PrimaLoft has launched a new version of its best-selling down alternative, PrimaLoft® Insulation ThermoPlume® . The blowable synthetic insulation is now made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. The company says the technology has earned a strong reputation in outdoor apparel and fashion markets ...

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    Opinion: The drip feed of the new product releases of this millennium


    As this decade starts to establish itself after the restricted conditions around the beginning of last year, there is a call out to Build Back Better. What this means is the re-establishment of the Outdoor Industry as Covid comes under control. However, the big change crept in while everyone was ...

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    MAAP and New Era launch cycling cap for hot weather conditions


    MAAP , the Australian cycling apparel specialist, has joined forces with headwear maker New Era on a new cycling cap specifically designed for the hottest riding conditions. The Stealth Performance Cap is made of sweat-wicking and highly breathable fabrics. The laser-cut perforations through the center are said to offer ...

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    Schöffel Country enters the fly fishing market


    Schöffel Country , the hunting and fishing apparel division of German outdoor specialist Schöffel , almost exclusively available in the U.K., has launched a range designed specifically for fly fishers. The collection comprises two wading jackets and base layers, shorts, trousers, technical fishing socks, a shirt and a trucker cap. ...