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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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    Rab & Lowe Alpine release first sustainability report


    British companies Rab and Lowe Alpine have just published their first official sustainability report (direct PDF download), covering the 2020/21 fiscal year. The two brands owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies have identified four pillars for their CSR efforts: Product , Planet , Partners and People ...

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    Rab launches down collect and recycling program


    As part of its long-term sustainability strategy, British outdoor brand Rab has recently started its own down collect and recycle scheme. The service is offered at Rab’s U.K. headquarters in Alfreton, Derbyshire, and launched in partnership with the Italian recycling down experts at Minardi Piume . Consumers are offered ...

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    How outdoor and sports companies are dealing with Brexit


    The European Parliament voted on April 27 to approve the agreement signed by the British government and the EU on Christmas Eve to regulate trade relations after the U.K.’s official exit from the European Single Market on Jan. 1. It’s been hard for the companies in our sector, especially ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine promote Earth Day litter pick campaign


    Source: Equip Equip employees at an earlier trash pickup event near the global head office British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine are organizing a social media campaign under the hashtag #RabLitterLift to mark this year’s Earth Day on April 22. The ...

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    Free online premiere of Emily Scott’s film “Project 282” on Facebook, March 25


    Source: Equip / Project 282 Emily Scott Equip Outdoor Technologies and the Rab brand invite all outdoor enthusiasts to the online premiere of “ Project 282 ,” a film that follows climber and adventurer Emily Scott in her quest to climb all ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine lobby for better travel regulations


    Sister brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , both owned by U.K. company Equip Outdoor Technologies , are lobbying for a special visa regime for athletes by supporting an official petition to the British government. As part of the U.K.’s exit from the EU, British citizens can now only ...

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    Rab presents free online premiere of “Over The Edge” for International Women’s Day


    To mark International Women’s Day 2021 , British outdoor manufacturer Rab presents the free online premiere of Over The Edge . The film (see trailer below) was initiated by Rab to mark the fifth anniversary of the Women’s Trad Festival and tells the story of the women behind the ...

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    Free online webinar by Equip with photographer Bernd Ritschel on Feb. 18


    On the occasion of the recent certification of Equip (owner of Rab and Lowe Alpine ) as a carbon-neutral company, as well as the group’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2030, Equip has invited its community to the free online webinar ” Alpengletscher “ (Alpine Glacier) by ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine commit to Net Zero by 2030


    As part of their long-term sustainability strategy, the British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , both owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd , have committed themselves to achieving Net Zero by 2030. As a first step, South Pole , a recognized provider of climate ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine to open sales office in Helsinki


    The British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , both owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd. , will be opening their own regional office in Finland on Dec. 1. It will be managed by Heikki Tapaninen , who has worked for Rab and Lowe Alpine in the past ...

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    New design lead for Rab and Lowe Alpine


    Italian product design expert Jacopo Bufacchi will join the British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , both owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies , as their new design lead on Nov. 1. Bufacchi succeeds Jonn Langen , who left Equip in the summer. In his new position, he ...

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    Rab is Lowe Alpine’s new online home


    Since Aug. 20, Lowe Alpine products are available on the Rab website, uniting the digital appearances of the two outdoor brands, both owned by the British company Equip Outdoor Technologies . “The decision to move Lowe Alpine to the Rab website is one that has ...

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    Rab presents 2020 online Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival


    British outdoor brand Rab , a subsidiary of Equip Outdoor Technologies , will return as presenting partner of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival for the third consecutive season when the festival opens this fall. The 2020 festival will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 ...

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    Rab and Lowe Alpine join Fair Wear Foundation


    The British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , subsidiaries of Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd , have joined the Fair Wear Foundation . For Rab and Lowe Alpine, this is an important milestone in their sustainability strategy and underlines their efforts to improve their ethical, social and environmental ...

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    New distributor for Rab and Lowe Alpine in Sweden


    After Marmot Europe and its Swedish agency Granitbiten parted ways in March, Andy Schimeck , director European sales at Equip Outdoor Technologies , has now brought the agency on board to manage sales and marketing for Equip’s Rab and Lowe Alpine brands in Sweden. ...

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    Schimeck takes over international sales at Equip


    As of May 31, Andy Schimeck will assume the position of director international sales at Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd , owner of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands, based in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. Schimeck, currently director European sales at Equip, succeeds Neil McAdie , ...

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    Equip supports trade with online B2C sales and reduced 2021 collection


    Equip Outdoor Technologies , owner of the outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , supports the brick-and-mortar trade in view of the massive consequences of the Covid-19 crisis with a sales campaign on their own websites. With immediate effect, 25 percent of the value of a purchase made via ...

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    Equip Germany strengthens retail marketing


    Equip Deutschland , the German subsidiary of Equip Outdoor Technologies (owner of Rab and Lowe Alpine ), is strengthening its retail marketing. Jakob Schimeck will be responsible for the appearance of Rab and Lowe Alpine at specialist trade partners in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region. ...

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    Equip announces risk management action plan for retailers


    Equip Outdoor Technologies, the owner of the outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , has developed a risk management action plan to help its retail partners deal with the problems during and after the Covid-19 crisis. While the priority is clearly to protect the health and safety of ...