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    New Country Manager for Helly Hansen Italy


    Michele Battocchio is the new country manager for Italy of the Norwegian brand Helly Hansen. Battocchio has more than 25 years of experience in sporting goods, footwear and fashion at the national and international level. He previously worked for UYN, Garmont and Northwave. Battocchio will be based at Helly Hansen’s ...

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    Lagoped raises €5.7 million


    French outdoor clothing brand Lagoped has announced the completion of a funding round worth €5.7 million. The company raised around €3.2 million from private equity firms HPF and Vox Capital. Christophe Cordonnier, the company’s co-founder with Julien Désecures and Pierre Derieux, has retained a majority stake. In addition, Lagoped obtained ...

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    CEO of Bergans resigns


    Source: Hans Kristian Kroghhanssen Jan Tore Jensen The Norwegian Sports Industry Association announced that Jan Tore Jensen has reached an agreement with the Board of Directors of Bergans Fritid AS to step down as CEO no later than the end of February 2024. The Board of Directors ...


    Icebug starts collaboration with Danish supplier of sustainable leather


    Source: Icebug Maria Munther By using fully traceable leather from Scandinavia, Swedish footwear manufacturer Icebug can further reduce its carbon footprint. This is possible thanks to a collaboration with Spoor, a Danish company specializing in sustainable leather. “It’s about taking responsibility for our climate footprint, for animal ...

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    Columbia Sportswear releases 2022 Impact Report


    Columbia Sportswear Company has released its Impact Report 2022, which highlights the company’s performance and progress across the three pillars of its corporate responsibility strategy: Empowering People, Sustaining Places and Responsible Practices. In the report, the company says that 2022 was another challenging year, with operations around the world affected ...

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    CEP launches cold weather apparel line featuring recycled polyester


    CEP Compression is introducing a new cold-weather apparel line featuring recycled polyester. The reversible Cold Weather Vest in the new line features PrimaLoft Gold insulation and recycled polyester. The Cold Weather Quarter Zip Pullover, which also uses sustainable materials, features a protective outer layer combined with waffle fleece next to ...

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    KMD Brands’ FY results marred by poorer consumer sentiment in Q4


    Strong sales growth from all three of KMD Brands’ brands – Rip Curl, Kathmandu and Oboz – was offset by weaker results in the year’s final period ended July 31. Annual Ebitda rose 11.2 percent to 200.1 New Zealand dollars (€117.1m), but net profit was essentially flat at NZ$36.6 million ...

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    Mammut appoints new Head of Central Europe


    Source: Mammut Patrick Schmollinger Since Sept. 11, 2023, Patrick Schmollinger has been responsible for managing the wholesale partners and sales teams in Switzerland and Germany, as well as cooperation with the trade agency partners in Austria and Italy, as Mammut’s new Head of Central Europe. In addition, ...

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    Ulvang rebrands, changes suppliers and collection


    Norwegian wool apparel specialist Ulvang, a brand founded in 1995 and owned by the Brav Group, has undergone a complete rebranding. Since the first week of September, the brand’s website and social media have been reset and now feature a new logo and content. The changes also ...

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    Cycling industry veteran joins POC as new CEO


    Source: POC Derek Bouchard-Hall, new CEO at POC POC, the Swedish manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, protective equipment and apparel founded in 2005, has appointed Derek Bouchard-Hall as its new CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Jonas Sjögren, who served as POC’s CEO since early 2017, and will be ...

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    Mips launches Virtual Test Lab, reduces environmental impact, lead time and costs


    Swedish helmet safety specialist Mips is advancing helmet testing with its Virtual Test Lab (VTL). The innovation uses cutting-edge computer science with the goal of virtually predicting how new helmets will perform in real-world impacts, providing insights faster and more efficiently than physical testing. This method has the potential to ...

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    Reischmann opens fourth Vaude store


    Source: Vaude Nicole Feigel, Store Manager Vaude Store Memmingen On Sept. 14, German sports and fashion retailer Reischmann opened another Vaude store in downtown Memmingen. The partnership between Vaude Franchise GmbH and Reischmann has already existed for 15 years and has so far resulted in three Vaude ...

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    Cascade Design appoints new VP of HR


    Cascade Designs, the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, PackTowl and Varilite, has hired Minor Harris as its new vice president of human resources. Harris will be based in the brand’s Reno, Nevada office and will be responsible for the company’s human resources and culture strategy. He has more ...

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    PrimaLoft introduces new durable synthetic insulation


    PrimaLoft, Inc. has introduced its latest innovation, PrimaLoft Utility. PrimaLoft Utility represents a new design approach and sets “new benchmarks in durability within the realm of synthetic insulation while also providing unparalleled ease of use and care.” According to PrimaLoft, Utility was designed to redefine the standards for durability and ...

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    Equip receives Fair Wear Leader status for second consecutive year


    Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd., the owner of British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, has received the Fair Wear Leader status for the second consecutive year. Despite using an updated methodology that is aligned with the OECD guidelines on Human Rights Due Diligence, including new indicators in 2023, Fair Wear ...

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    The final program of ​EOS 2023 in Berlin


    The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) is held annually for around 300 delegates to learn more about and discuss the issues that we, as an industry, collectively face. The topics are always related to industry needs and focus on current and future economic, technical and social trends, to develop a theme ...

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    Cotopaxi strengthens sales team for next phase of strategic growth under new CEO


    Utah-based adventure lifestyle B Corp Cotopaxi has hired two sales veterans to lead its wholesale sales team, signaling an investment in the brand’s growth under the new CEO Damien Huang. Jody Carlson, Vice President of Global Wholesale, and Kari Larsen, Director of North American Wholesale, joined the team in August ...

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    Buff expects to return to growth this year, after the post-pandemic drop


    Buff, the Barcelona-based headwear outfitter, has posted revenues of €48.2 million for the financial year ended on Apr. 30, down from €49.6 million in the previous year. The company said that results were consistent with a “transition year” in the North American market, whereas the European market recorded significant growth. ...

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    Trade show organizer Raccoon Media acquired by investment company


    Cuil Bay Capital, a new U.K.-based investment firm led by exhibition entrepreneur Doug Emslie, has announced its first investment with the acquisition of a majority stake in U.K.-based Raccoon Media Group. Raccoon was founded in 2016 and achieved great success with the launch of the National Running Show. Since then, ...

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    Jack Wolfskin presents Tapeless 2.0 jacket for women


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Women’s Tapeless 2.0 jacket FW 23/24 After premiering its new tapeless technology last fall, Jack Wolfskin is launching the Tapeless 2.0 jacket for women this fall/winter season. Its revolutionary seam design with Zero Tape technology saves 17 meters of seam sealing tape, making the ...