+++ French sustainable apparel brand Picture announced the addition of skier Chris Rubens and snowboarder Timmy Taussig – both from Canada – to their team of athletes, also called the Picture Family

+++ The North Face has welcomed New Zealand freeride skier Ben Richards to its Australia and New Zealand athlete team

+++ VeloNews reports that Specialized has terminated contracts with dozens of paid ambassadors, including longtime adventure athletes like Sarah Swallow and Ty Hathaway, supposedly as part of a restructuring of its entire social ambassador program

+++ Salomon has extended its technical partnership with Marcialonga, the iconic cross-country ski race in Trentino, Italy, until 2025

+++ Bianchi has launched a limited-edition coffee table book called Casa Bianchi to tell stories of people, bicycles, and events through inspiring images, available at for €75 +++

 +++ The application form for the first of the four quarterly judging rounds for the ISPO Award 2023 have recently gone online, with the application phase for the Q1 judges’ meeting running until Jan. 11, 2023

+++ VSSL, a Canadian manufacturer of outdoor tools, has teamed up with snow goggle and helmet maker Smith to create the Backcountry Supplies Kit, a compact cylinder of repair tools for winter outdoor activities +++



+++ The German brand Wechsel,  founded in 1994 by Jörg Schulze and known for high-quality lightweight tents,  will be distributed by New Heights Active Brands in the U.K. from spring 2023

+++ Over €300,000 worth of Woolrich items were stolen from the factory outlet in Cadriano, near Bologna (Italy) on Dec. 14 at around 4am +++



+++ Vietnam’s textile & garment exports grew by 18.9% in January-November 2022 compared to the same period of last year +++


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