+++ Legwear specialist Falke and running shoe brand True Motion have teamed up to develop a running sock that, combined with True Motion’s running shoe technology, is said to reduce stress on the knee by an additional 4 percent and provide 20 percent better fine-tuning of power centration

+++ At the 2022 Marathon du Mont-Blanc (June 23-26), as an innovation, the finish line will be in downtown Chamonix, and a fan zone will be set up 500 meters before the Le Tour refreshment point at kilometer 13, with plenty of goodies from Salomon, Golden Trail Series and Sidas to rally runners and fans

+++ With the Senja collection, Norwegian outdoor brand Norrøna has revealed its first trail running-specific line of products made with innovative and sustainable materials, designed for light and fast adventures in the mountains

+++ U.S. travel lifestyle brand Away has launched F.A.R (For All Routes), a new line of outdoor bags and accessories that “seamlessly balance technical performance with modern design, helping travelers explore the outside world,“ available on and in Away’s 13 retail locations across the U.S., the U.K. and Canada +++


+++ Alberto Paccanelli, the CEO of the Martinelli Ginetto textile group, has been re-elected as president of EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Organisation) until June 2024

+++ The Norwegian Consumer Agency (NCA) has sent letters to Norrøna, H&M and SAC (supplier of the Higg MSI), according to a June 16 press release, as it believes that the law is being violated when the aforementioned companies market clothing – based on the industry tool Higg MSI – as environmentally friendly

+++ AFYDAD (the Spanish association of manufacturers and distributors of sporting goods) has now, after Padel Expo, also included the Eurobike show for the first time in its subsidy plan for the internationalization of Spanish sporting goods companies +++



+++ Ethica Global Investments has acquired a majority stake in Italian yarn maker Manifattura Sesia +++



+++ French outdoor sports retailer Au Vieux Campeur will open a store in Bordeaux, its 12th city in France, in spring 2023

+++ In-Sport Fashions, a Montréal-based distributor of outdoor and lifestyle brands, is now officially distributing the Eagle Creek travel gear brand in Canada

+++ U.K. specialist bike shop Evans Cycles has opened a new store in Stafford and moved its Leeds store from Leeds Station to a new larger location on Infirmary Street +++



+++ Carbon, a 3D printing technology company that has most recently worked with the likes of Jack Wolfskin and Vaude, announced the appointment of Vincent Rerolle as senior vice president of corporate development

+++ An article on the Norsk Sportsbransjeforening website dated June 13 indicates that Devold chief executive Cathrine Stange is stepping down as leader of the Norwegian wool specialist after eight years +++



+++ Australian initiative Good Earth Cotton has partnered with Delight Group and the Delight Health and Wellness Foundation to bring its traceable cotton to cotton farms in India +++



+++ U.K. outdoor brand Olpro has announced that it will host its first “Tent & Awning Show” for consumers at its headquarters at Castle Farm, Holt Heath, Worcestershire, on July 19-21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day

+++ The Textile Exchange is hosting a free webinar on June 27, sharing its Insights Report and discussing the current topics moving the industry with guest speakers from Lindex, Ikea, Greenbiz and Loomstate +++


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