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    Vaude passes Green Button 2.0 certification


    As the first company, Vaude has passed the revised and tightened requirements of the German government’s textile standard “Grüner Knopf” (Green Button). Since Aug. 2022, companies have been able to be audited in accordance with the Green Button 2.0 standard. Their requirements newly include introducing measures to promote living wages ...

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    “If you’re interested in circular economy in the sports business, you can’t miss ISPO Munich 2022.”

    2022-10-27T19:48:00Z Sponsored by ISPO

    ISPO Munich promises dialogue and exchange in the industry, and thus collaborations and faster progress. Learn the program highlights.

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    Vaude CEO returns from long-distance hike to celebrate her birthday


    Source: Antje von Dewitz After 1,100 kilometers on the GTA long-distance hiking trail and 66,000 meters of altitude, Antje von Dewitz has returned from her crossing of the Alps. The managing director of the German company Vaude had taken a two-and-a-half-month break to fulfill a long-term dream ...

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    Edelrid Group acquires avalanche backpack manufacturer ABS


    ABS is becoming part of the Edelrid Group (a company group that also includes the Edelrid brand and Vaude Vietnam). By adding the Munich-based avalanche backpack company to its portfolio, the group is expanding its range of personal protective equipment (PPE) for winter sports. ABS had been owned by Spin ...

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    ​Vaude boosts Scandinavian bike market


    Source: BikersBest Kim Egedeso, Bikers Best Vaude has a new distribution structure since Sep. 1 for the Scandinavian bike market in collaboration with the Danish company Bikers Best, supplying Vaude cycling products to specialist retailers in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Bikers Best is managed in the ...

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    Vaude opens outlet store in Switzerland


    Source: Vaude Vaude outlet store manager Roberto Stuber with his team On Aug. 23, Switzerland’s first Vaude outlet store opened at the Landquart Fashion Outlet, a shopping center with more than 160 designer, sports, outdoor and lifestyle brands. The new outlet store offers functional and sustainable products ...

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    Vaude CEO von Dewitz appointed as member of governmental SME advisory board


    Source: Vaude Antje von Dewitz The German minister for economic affairs and climate, Robert Habeck, has appointed the advisory council for issues relating to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and the liberal professions for the current legislative period. Vaude’s managing director Antje von Dewitz (who has already ...

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    Vaude’s sustainability manager appointed to the German Federal Ministry’s advisory board on environment and sport


    For the second time, Hilke Patzwall, Vaude’s sustainability manager, has been appointed as a subject matter expert to the “Environment and Sport” advisory board of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV). Initiated in 1994, the advisory board is an important advisory body to the federal government and consists ...

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    Vaude sharpens proprietary Green Shape Standard with independent expert panel, plans external accreditation


    German outdoor company Vaude has announced that its proprietary Green Shape Standard for environmentally friendly outdoor products has reached another milestone: An external advisory board of six renowned experts is now providing the outdoor company with expert advice on all Green Shape topics. The independent experts ensure that the criteria ...

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    Time off for the boss: Vaude's von Dewitz crosses the Alps


    It’s an unusual move for the head of a medium-sized company: Antje von Dewitz, CEO of Vaude, is heading to the mountains for 2.5 months to do a crossing of the Alps, taking a total of 3 months off. In a short video, she explains that she is fulfilling a ...

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    Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation continues to support school projects in Germany


    With ”Outdoor macht Schule” (Outdoor goes education), the Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation supports extracurricular school projects in Germany that actively deal with the topics of nature conservation and mountain sports with up to €5,000. Since the program was launched in 2020, the foundation has been funding several ...

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    Jack Wolfskin premiers new 3D-print technology for backpack carrying systems


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Aerorise In cooperation with the 3D printing specialist Carbon and polymer company Oechsler (the same that has developed the circular TPU backpack with Vaude), Jack Wolfskin will go to market with a new backpack utilizing printed back panel elements in the fall of 2022. ...

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    EOCA Earth Day fundraiser closes with €24,000 in donations


    Thanks to numerous product and monetary donations, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) raised nearly €24,000 during its recent online fundraiser, held over Earth Day 2022. Black Diamond, Cumulus, Keen, Lesovik, Schöffel, Smartwool, Stanley and Vaude donated a percentage of their online sales to EOCA during the fundraiser. Buff donated ...

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    Vaude and partner Interseroh nominated for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022


    At the time that Vaude’s new line of ReCycle bike bags made from 100 percent recycled materials (for the main material) is going to market, the German company – together with its partners for the project, Interseroh and the Czech manufacturing company Fitcraft – is nominated for the Plastics Recycling ...

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    Vaude launches new brand campaign for summer 2022


    German supplier Vaude focuses on its ecological and social values in a new marketing campaign for summer 2022. The campaign was created by Towa, a digital agency working with Vaude since 2019 on several marketing projects. The Austrian agency created six spots and a brand film for the campaign, talking ...

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    Earth Day 2022: “Invest in our planet”


    The applause for the smartest Earth Day campaign certainly goes to Allbirds. At, a “global e-commerce platform you can’t live without,” the shoe manufacturer promotes donations for the Amazon. Every donation is doubled by Allbirds. EOCA has also launched a fundraising campaign for Earth Day: “A number of EOCA ...

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    EOCA launches three-part Earth Day fundraising campaign


    On this year’s Earth Day (April 22, 2022), the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is once again hosting an online fundraiser, accompanied by activities initialized by its members and the non-profit Outdoor Gear For Good (OGFG). With the money raised through these three initiatives, EOCA supports a number of conservation ...

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    Vaude opens northernmost German franchise store


    On Germany’s North Sea coast, the long-established regional fashion etailer Silomon has opened Germany’s northernmost Vaude franchise store in the pedestrian zone of the town of Norden. With a floor space of 160 sqm, the new store run by Heida und Sven Haltermann carries mainly the German outdoor manufacturer’s bike ...

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    Vaude tackles fake stores


    The e-commerce market is growing, and at the same time, there are not only more and more but also more professional fake stores. Renowned brands, in particular, are affected by this scam. Vaude is taking action against this together with the company Convey to protect its own brand and its ...

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    Outdoor and sports industries create support initiatives for people affected by war in Ukraine


    A wave of solidarity with both the refugees and the people of Ukraine is underway, and many practical initiatives have been launched in the last two weeks, many of which came from the players in our industry. The longer the war lasts, the clearer it becomes that only specific product ...