+++ Arc’teryx has presented “Here Goes,“ a cinematic short film featuring the best shots from a full winter with Arc’teryx athlete Sam Kuch

+++ Boa Technology, manufacturer and creator of the Boa Fit System, selected DuPont’s Zytel impact-modified nylon 66 to achieve higher performance across-the-board, including impact strength, colorability, weather resistance, moisture resistance and stable performance at extreme temperatures

+++ Rommel Vega, a former designer for footwear brands such as Merrell, Keen and Columbia Sportswear, will reportedly soon launch his first Holo Footwear products, a brand of reliable and sustainably built outdoor and running footwear he founded in mid-2020

+++ Swix USA continues its longstanding partnership with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins by creating a line of limited-edition gloves featuring the stars and stripes pattern in advance of the 2022 Olympics, with all proceeds donated to the Share Winter Foundation

+++ Debuting in early 2022 across digital platforms, the new documentary “The Wall - Climb for Gold” by Windfall Films (Argonon) and supported by Adidas Terrex and Five Ten is following four elite female climbers – Janja Garnbret, Shauna Coxsey, Brooke Raboutou, and Miho Nonaka – on their journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

+++ K-Way has collaborated with Anthony Vaccarello, creative director at French fashion house Saint Laurent, for a bomber jacket that is available at Saint Laurent’s stores in Paris and Los Angeles as well as online for €595

+++ Austrian boardsports retailer Blue Tomato has extended its sponsorship agreement with Austrian snowboard pro Anna Gasser for another three years

+++ Levi’s has started a collaboration with Woolmark, launching the Torsten Quilted, its first unisex boot made of mainly renewable materials like Eco-Cordura, certified leather and an inner lining made of Australian merino wool +++



+++ For the fifth year in a row, Swedish retailer Naturkompaniet is foregoing participation in Black Friday and instead encourages customers to care for and preserve the clothing and gear they’ve already purchased

+++ For this year’s Black Friday, Decathlon Canada will be donating all proceeds from member purchases made on Nov. 26 (up to a total of CA$200,000) to various local organizations across the country that promote access to sports under the slogan “T.G.I.F—Today Giving Is the Focus

+++ Patagonia announced that for the last week of 2021, it is shutting down its brick-and-mortar stores, warehouse and offices in the U.S. and Canada “because our people need a break”

+++ U.S. outdoor B-Corp Cotopaxi is represented in Italy by Florence-based distributor Artcrafts International since November and with the launch of the sales campaign for the FW22 collection +++

+++ Arket, H&M’s sustainable sub-label for functional everyday apparel with 24 stores in Europe, China and South Korea and online stores in thirty European countries and South Korea, is reportedly opening its first store in Russia on Dec. 9 in Moscow’s Metropolis shopping mall +++



+++ Short messaging service Twitter is expanding its e-commerce options in the U.S. on Nov. 28, partnering with Walmart to offer live shopping streams for the first time during Cyber Week

+++ Swiss bag manufacturer Freitag is redirecting its online customers on Black Friday from its own webstore to the exchange platform S.W.A.P. (Shopping Without Any Payment)

+++ While French online retailer Snowleader is offering 20 percent off its product line over the Black Friday weekend (which it calls “White Weekend”), €15 per sale over €99 will be donated to the Snowleader Foundation, which invests in projects that help kids and teenagers access mountain activities and projects that protect the environment +++



+++ Northern Playground, a Norwegian brand of functional underwear offering lifetime service on its products, which means that customers are either taught to repair the garments themselves and supplied with the necessary materials to do so, or that the company repairs the garments free of charge and takes them back at the end of the lifecycle to recycle and reuse, received the Award for Environmental Distinction during the Conference on Environmental Psychology in Lillehammer this November

+++ Backpack brand Osprey is dedicating 20 percent of all online shop sales from “Green Friday” until Monday, Nov. 28 to the Nimsdai Foundation’s Big Mountain Cleanup project that aims to tackle the issue of expedition waste in the Himalayas +++



+++ Thule announced that Bengt Baron, current chairman of its board of directors, has informed the nomination committee that he will not stand for re-election at the 2022 annual general meeting, whereupon current board member Hans Eckerström has been proposed as the new chairman of the board in connection with the annual general meeting

+++ Shop Eat Surf reports that Deborah Palmer Keisera, who most recently served as president of California-based bag company Timbuk2 and previously worked for Victoria’s Secret, Williams Sonoma, Gap, All Saints and others, will be Boardriders’ new chief operating officer, effective Dec. 13 +++



+++ Under the ticker symbol “GRMN,” Garmin is moving the listing of its shares from the Nasdaq National Market to the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 6 +++



+++ Austria’s fashion wholesaling center and sole national shoe order center, Brandboxx Salzburg, has announced that – after consultation with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – both the supply and sale of all B2B products are still permitted despite the current national lockdown and that the center will remain open under the prescribed safety and hygiene measures +++



+++ On the occasion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, UNI Global Union has called a global day of action under the slogan “Make Amazon Pay,” with workers in the U.S., Bangladesh, Germany, Spain, India, France, Italy and the U.K., among other countries, expected to participate in strikes +++



+++ With the “2G rule” (vaccinated or Covid-cured) in effect for ski lifts and cable cars in Austria as of Nov. 15, Skidata has partnered with Gletscherbahnen Kaprun to develop a system that links the 2G proof directly to the ski pass to avoid additional wait times at turnstiles +++


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