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    Woolrich revives “The Woolrich Woman” from the 1980s with Daniëlle Cathari


    Woolrich is reviving its 1980s label “The Woolrich Woman” with Daniëlle Cathari, the Dutch designer known for playing with “complementing contrasts” and deconstructing and reconstructing fashion norms through design. Cathari’s first collection for Woolrich will launch on Sept. 24 for autumn/winter 2021. It will comprise outerwear, knitwear and accessories. The ...

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    Klean Kanteen moves to recycled stainless steel


    California-based company Klean Kanteen, the provider of drinkware and food solutions, has announced the use of recycled stainless steel in its TKWide and Straw collections beginning with its 2022 product offering and plans to expand the program to 95 percent recycled steel by 2023. The share of ...

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    Campo Designs launches what it claims is the world’s first retractable tent


    Campo Designs is launching the Escape M4, a patented tent for outdoor enthusiasts that is said to provide unprecedented versatility. Its dome-like structure has a retractable canopy that opens up the tent in six different ways, ranging from wide-open to completely enclosed for total privacy. With interior space of around ...

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    Huntsman develops new TPU grade for laminating technical textiles


    U.S. chemical company Huntsman has developed a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for technical textile manufacturers producing high-performance fabrics for outdoor apparel and other applications. According to Huntsman, Irogran® A 85 P 4394 HR TPU is a highly versatile elastomer that can be easily extruded and added to nylon and polyester ...

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    Houdini integrates connected Touchlink zippers into first garment


    Source: Houdini W’s One Parka The Touchlink interactive zipper, which debuted in October 2020, is the result of a collaboration between outfitting manufacturer YKK and wearable technology company Lifekey . Using Near Field Communication (NFC), the same technology that enables the “tap-to-pay” ...

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    Zeal introduces eco-friendly metal sunglasses


    Zeal Optics has unveiled its new Metals Collection, the brand’s environmentally friendly metal sunglasses. From the frame to the lenses to the nose pads, the new sunglass collection uses eco-friendly materials such as recyclable stainless steel as well as Hexetate, an eco-friendly recyclable material that is BPA-free and lighter than ...

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    WNDR Alpine moves away from petroleum with new ski line


    WNDR Alpine , a ski brand launched as part of California-based advanced materials company Checkerspot , released a new ski lineup with improved material properties, increased biobased content and a powder-focused backcountry shape to create the Reason 120 backcountry skis. Utilizing industrial biomanufacturing techniques and materials science, Checkerspot ...

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    Hyosung releases LCA for its Creora Regen Spandex


    Hyosung has published the results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that compares the environmental performance of its 100 percent recycled Creora Regen Spandex to its virgin Creora Spandex . The study shows that Creora Regen Spandex reduces carbon dioxide production by around 67 percent or by ...

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    Vollebak introduces sweaters made from old bulletproof vests and firefighting gear


    Vollebak , a British brand of men’s sports and adventure wear, is launching a line of sweaters made from old bulletproof vests and firefighter suits. The Garbage Sweater is made from 70 percent recycled meta-aramid and 30 percent recycled para-aramid fibers. Firefighter suits are typically made of meta-aramid, which ...

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    Lenzing and Orange Fiber cooperate on new lyocell fiber made from orange pulp


    Lenzing and Orange Fiber , an Italian company that has patented the process for producing pulp from citrus by-products, have unveiled the first Tencel™ brand lyocell fiber made from orange pulp and wood sources. With this new product, both companies aim to realize their shared vision of ...

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    New Canadian brand norda launches seamless trail running shoe made of bio-based Dyneema


    norda™ , a young Canadian running shoe brand, introduced the first seamless trail running shoe made from bio-based Dyneema® fiber. norda was “founded with a mission to empower athletes to reach their highest potential through innovation and cutting-edge technology” and is the brainchild of Willamina ...

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    ​Jack Wolfskin collaborates with brrr° and Lenzing


    Jack Wolfskin has presented numerous new developments in its new summer collection for 2022, both in the textile segment as well as in its footwear and equipment segments. New partnerships in textile technology are particularly noteworthy. In addition to Polartec , the brand is now also cooperating for the ...

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    Polartec announces transition to DWR finishes without PFASs


    Polartec , the U.S. functional fabric manufacturer and a Milliken Company brand, will completely eliminate the use of PFAS (including PFC) in its durable water repellent (DWR) finishes. The functional fabrics will not make any sacrifices in terms of durability or water-repellent function despite the elimination of ...

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    Reima keeps kids cool with sugar substitute


    For Summer 21, Finnish brand Reima continues its Cooling Comfort collection that helps kids feel fresh despite the summer heat. One innovative technology is called Xylitol Cool and is based on edible sweeteners. Originally used in Finland as a sugar substitute in chewing gum and candies, it ...

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    HDry to launch new bio-based laminate membrane


    Italian firm Altexa srl has announced the launch of HDry b5 at Outdoor Retailer in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 10-12, in cooperation with GHS Holdings, its U.S. partner. The new HDry b5 membrane, a bio-based 3D waterproof laminate, offers the opportunity to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in active performance ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine to offer more recycled materials


    In their new collections for spring 2022, Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd. brands Rab and Lowe Alpine have increased the share of recycled materials within their ranges. After integrating more recycled fabrics into the apparel collections in earlier seasons, the U.K. companies will also use recycled materials in ...

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    Maier Sports closes product lifecycle with Design2Recycle and Recycle2Design


    Maier Sports announced that it will use the Design2Recycle and Recycle2Design concept to develop its products for maximum quality recycling after use in the future. Pants, jackets and shirts from the German outdoor clothing supplier are to be based on a 100 percent sustainable, forward-looking clothing concept ...

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    YKK partners with GTT for sustainable water protection on zippers


    Zipper and fastening products manufacturer YKK has entered into a licensing agreement with Green Theme Technologies ( GTT ) to use their water-free and non-toxic Empel water protection polymer technology on zippers. GTT is specializing in sustainable performance textile finishes, and PFC-free Empel is now being utilized on ...

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    Vittoria launches bike tire subscription service


    Italian bicycle tire giant Vittoria Group is launching its first B2B tire service, called “ Vittoria2Go .” The service allows customers to purchase bicycle tires on a subscription basis and pay monthly. With this unique offering, the Italians are targeting the growing bicycle leasing and rental market. The first ...

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    TNF to phase out its Futurelight logo


    The North Face plans to “phase out and discontinue” the logo it introduced in 2019 for its Futurelight line of apparel and accessories. In January, a graffiti artist in New York working under the name Futura filed a lawsuit in California Central District Court alleging that ...