+++ P.A.C., the German specialist in multifunctional headgear and socks, is entering the Italian market through a distribution agreement with White Distribution



+++ Milano Climbing Expo, the climbing event in Milan, will be back on Feb. 10-11, 2023, after a two-year break

+++ The 20th edition of Sport Achat, which will be held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at Euroexpo in Lyon, France, will host 500 brands, and organizers are expecting more than 3,500 professional visitors, Sport Guide reported

+++ The first edition of Winter Business Days, the new B2B show in Pontedilegno – Tonale, Italy, which was held on Jan. 22-23, hosted more than 50 exhibitors showcasing 90 brands and 300 retailers +++


+++ Coats Group has signed an agreement to sell its business operations in Mauritius and Madagascar to Hardy Henry Textiles for an undisclosed sum

+++ German tents and outdoor equipment company Heimplanet is relaunching in North America, with partners Method Outdoor Collective (owned by fomer VP of Burton and Prana, Sasha Dietschi-Cooper) for go-to-market strategy and sales representation, NRPL for operations, and Campfire Collective for U.S. public relations

+++ Ever Dye, a French technology start-up company, has raised €3.4 million in a seed funding round for the commercialization of its low heat, low-energy, biobased dyeing pigments and processes +++



+++ Carhartt is introducing its X-1 Smart Heated Vest, an AI-based heated vest for workers, in partnership with clim8

+++ Spanish ultra trail runner and architect Claudia Tremps joins the Swiss sportswear brand On as the latest high-profile addition to the trail team

+++ German swimwear brand Inaska has teamed up with Ortovox for a limited collection of bikini pieces made from leftover fabrics from the Ortovox production

+++ Merrell has announced a new partnership with the Adventure Racing World Championship 2023, the first of its kind to be held in Africa and the conclusion of the 2023 Adventure Race World Series, which features races in different countries globally

+++ Yeti has entered a global, three-year partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) as the official drinkware and coolers of the WSL

+++ Woolrich has introduced an exclusive collaborative capsule collection with Serving The People, the non-profit organization founded by Lucien Smith to support emerging talents

 +++ A new technology training for seamless knitting, put together by the Woolmark Company with knitwear technology manufacturer Santoni is available for free online on the newly established Woolmark Learning Centre +++


+++ Finland-based fishing tackle supplier Rapala VMC has announced the appointment of Charlie Davies as director of product development, and the promotion of Bart Rosen to the new role of senior product manager, both for North America

+++ Swedish brand POC has reorganized its U.S. office in Park City with changes in management, marketing and financial roles, including the departure of NA managing director Ben Coats, who headed the office since 2018 +++


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