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    Decathlon opens 177th store in Spain


    Decathlon has opened its 177th store in Spain, this time in Cáceres, an autonomous community of Extremadura, according to CMDsport and Tradesport. The store appears to be a moved Decathlon City from the same general location. The company operates four stores in Extremadura. Located at the Way Cáceres mall, the ...

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    Lululemon and Samsara Eco debut enzymatically recycled anorak


    Source: Lululemon Lululemon is launching its first product made with enzymatically recycled polyester. Lululemon has unveiled its inaugural product crafted from enzymatically recycled polyester, signaling a significant leap in sustainability efforts. The Packable Anorak, a limited edition release, represents the culmination of a multi-year collaboration with Australian ...

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    Decathlon partners with Blue Light Card, discounts for frontline workers


    Decathlon is extending its support to frontline workers by offering a special discount through the Blue Light Card program, providing valuable savings on a range of essential products. The sports retailer is offering a 10 percent discount on a carefully selected assortment of items to NHS, social care, ambulance, police, ...

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    Golf Ireland announces new sustainability plan


    Golf Ireland, the governing body for golf in Ireland, has launched its Sustainability Action Plan “Drive the Green” for 2024 to 2027. Golf Ireland assists the 379 affiliated golf clubs cross the country on their sustainability journey, both on and off the golf course. The new action plan is designed ...

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    Adidas partners with Canopy for eco-conscious product line


    In a significant move towards sustainability, Adidas has partnered with Canopy, an environmental organization, to uphold eco-conscious practices in its product lines. Adidas has aligned with Canopy’s CanopyStyle and Pack4Good initiatives, ensuring that its textiles, paper, and packaging materials are sourced responsibly, devoid of fibers sourced from forests critical for ...

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    Swedish recycler goes bankrupt


    Swedish textile recycler Renewcell has been declared bankrupt by the Stockholm District Court. The company made its filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 25. Renewcell has failed to secure the capital and liquidity to complete the strategic review it announced in November 2023 and maintain operations. It had been negotiating with ...

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    Decathlon signs EU’s Sustainable Consumption Pledge


    Decathlon has signed the European Commission’s Sustainable Consumption Pledge as part of the company’s commitment to reduce its impact on the planet. The retailer described the Sustainable Consumption Pledge as its “renewed commitment to changing the way we do business.” The Sustainable Consumption Pledge involves voluntary cooperation from businesses ...

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    Nike launches open-source grantmaking guide


    Nike celebrated the fourth anniversary of its Black Community Commitment (BCC), a ten-year, $140 million investment to advance racial equity and help eradicate racism, with an event in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 21-22, called “Path to Progress.” During the event, Nike unveiled the “Nike Social & Community Impact Grantmaking Guide,” ...

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    Lululemon and Samsara Eco introduce enzymatically recycled nylon product


    Source: Lululemon Lululemon’s Swiftly top Lululemon and Samsara Eco, an Australian environmental technology start-up, have debuted what they claim is the world’s first enzymatically recycled nylon 6,6 product. Lululemon has created samples of its Swiftly Tech Long-Sleeve Top using recycled nylon 6,6 made with Samsara Eco’s technology. ...

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    Garmin soars to No. 2 on Forbes' America’s best employers list


    Garmin clinched the No. 2 spot on Forbes’ prestigious 2024 America’s Best Large Employers list, marking its highest ranking yet and standing as the top-ranking tech company. In collaboration with Statista, Forbes conducted a comprehensive survey involving thousands of U.S.-based workers, evaluating employers on various aspects including compensation, corporate culture, ...

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    Spyder skiwear to launch PFAS-free products this autumn


    Liberated Brands (Liberated) unveiled a bold plan to eliminate per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) from its Spyder skiwear line starting in autumn 2024. A comprehensive assessment of Spyder products has led to a strategic multi-season initiative to phase out PFAS across its branded skiwear. As Spyder is one of the ...

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    Lululemon accused of “greenwashing” by climate group


    Environmental advocacy organization has announced an anti-competition complaint against Lululemon Athletica with respect to its “Be Planet” marketing campaign. The complaint was submitted to Competition Bureau Canada. According to, Lululemon “misleads customers about its environmental impact.” Lululemon’s own Impact Report, publicly released last autumn, revealed that the company ...

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    Athleta launches high-performance “Train” collection


    Athleta has made its mark with yoga and pilates apparel. Now it’s expanding into high-performance training.

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    Nike commits $3.2 million for indigenous youth


    Nike is partnering with NFL clubs to help Native Americans and Indigenous youth become involved in football. Through Nike’s five-year, $3.2 million commitment, each NFL club can receive $20,000 per year to collaborate with local indigenous non-profits and other organizations and support football-based programs for young people in Native American ...

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    New Balance launches resale program


    New Balance has initiated a new resale program, allowing customers to browse and purchase pre-owned goods from the brand online. Dubbed “Reconsidered,” the program aims to enable customers to trade in their gently worn shoes via mail or in-store drop-offs in exchange for a voucher to use toward their next ...

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    Ugg creates new styles with old fabrics


    California-based lifestyle brand Ugg has unveiled their latest innovation, dubbed ReImagined by Ugg. The offering includes new shoes crafted from leftover leather and suede. The collection introduces a fresh twist on the company’s classic models while also addressing the surplus materials accumulated from previous seasons. With this new iteration of ...

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    New CSR Manager at Sport Conrad


    Source: Sport Conrad Maria Ries The German multichannel sports retailer Sport Conrad has appointed Maria Ries to the position of CSR Manager on Jan. 1, 2024. She takes over from Stefanie Buchacher, who has played a key role in shaping the company’s sustainability strategy over the past ...

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    Adidas confronts accusations of environmental and worker exploitation


    According to a report by the investigative journalism platform Follow the Money, Adidas is facing allegations of contributing to worker exploitation and Amazon destruction in producing its sports shoes. The report suggests that the leather used in Gazelle and Spezial trainers comes from Brazilian meat producers involved in Amazon deforestation. ...

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    Adidas partners with Bumble to tackle “gymtimidation”


    Adidas has unveiled a partnership with online dating and networking application Bumble to tackle so-called “gymtimidation,” or intimidation felt at the gym, which can become a barrier to training for athletes at all levels. A new Adidas interest badge, called “Gym buddy,” can now be added to profiles via Bumble, ...

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    Puma is the most sustainable fashion brand


    Utility Bidder has unveiled its own study revealing which fashion brands are making the most significant efforts to minimize their environmental impact. According to their report, the fashion industry was responsible for 10 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions in 2022, surpassing both the aviation and freight industries. Topping ...