REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), the huge network of leading U.S. specialty retailers, has adopted the Bluesign standard for sustainability, health, safety and fair working conditions. REI will implement the Swiss standard for its own-labeled apparel and cycling brands. REI is working hard on eco-related issues. One of its managers, Kevin Myette, chair of the eco working group of OIA, the American Outdoor Industry Association, will be the top guest at the European Outdoor Group’s open meeting at Ispo in Munich on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 11:30 a.m. Another new supporter of the Bluesign standard is Polygiene, the Swedish specialty supplier for antimicrobial treatment of textiles and other products.