+++ German footwear brand Lowa, part of the Italian Tecnica Group, has not only introduced the latest traditional mountain and outdoor styles in its spring 2022 collection but also bolstered the emerging everyday lifestyle category with a host of new multi-purpose footwear models

+++ Igloo unleashed a brand-new Playmate cooler that pays tribute to Iron Maiden, one of heavy metal’s most influential bands of all time

+++ Patagonia has issued a voluntary recall in the U.S. of products in two of its sunscreen lines – Capilene Cool Daily and Tropic Comfort – because they do not meet UPF 50+ +++


+++ Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) has released the latest issue of its Scandinavian Outdoor News magazine in digital format, available here +++ 



+++ Kathmandu issued a warning to the stock market on June 28 that new Covid lockdowns in Australia will cause it to miss its revenue target this fiscal year

+++ Moody’s has upgraded Wolverine World Wide Inc.’s debt ratings outlook from negative to stable due to expectations of improved performance and credit metrics in coming quarters +++



+++ Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and sports community with more than 86 million athletes, announced the board appointment of Diahann Billings-Burford, CEO of RISE, a U.S. nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, advocate for social justice and improve race relations +++



+++ After years of protests, including legal battles, PETA announced it would stop campaigning against Canada Goose after the company announced it would stop using fur in its clothing by the end of 2022

+++ The Lenzing Group has extended its fiber identification technology to Tencel™-branded lyocell and modal fibers, solidifying its commitment to providing supply chain transparency along the textile production process

+++ Big Agnes, the Colorado-based outdoor equipment brand, announced that it has committed to using 100-percent renewable energy to power each of its three U.S. facilities

+++ Facebook’s second Sustainability Report highlights how it reached net-zero emissions and 100 percent renewable energy for its global operations, its investments in water restoration, and includes new sections on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, material issues and a biodiversity insert +++



+++ Canadian outdoor brand Arc’teryx has opened a new 160-square-meter store in the coveted Santana Row shopping and entertainment community of San Jose, California

+++ Black Diamond will open its doors to a new retail store on 1427 Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, on July 10 +++



+++ Dolomite and Skyway Monte Bianco have extended their partnership agreement for two more years

+++ U.S. website Women We Admire has announced its The Top 100 Women Leaders in Consumer Products of 2021 list, which includes Melanie Harris (Nike), Eve Saltman (GoPro), Elaine Boltz (Crocs), Lisa Schmidt (Gander Mountain), Caroline Machen (Reebok) and many others from all consumer goods sectors

+++ Swedish mobility company Cake, a member of the Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), received two Best-of-Best design awards for its products in the Automotive Brand Contest by the German Design Council for its Cake Kalk AP (Motorcycle category) and the Cake x Dometic (Motorcycle Parts and Accessoires category) +++



+++ This year’s edition of the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) Trade Show, originally scheduled to begin in Sydney on July 8, has been postponed to August 2022 due to Covid-19 resurgence

+++ The inaugural edition of the Cervino Matterhorn Ultra Race, a new ultra trail race across the Italian and Swiss Alps starting from Breuil-Cervinia, is scheduled to take place on July 15-17, 2022

+++ Shops 1st Try, an on-snow test event exclusively for snowboard retailers from across Europe, will take place in the Austrian ski resort Skijuwel Alpbachtal - Wildschönau the week after ISPO Munich, on January 30 - February 1, 2022 +++


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