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    Two Italian teams wear special jerseys to honor Maradona


    SSC Napoli honored the late Diego Armando Maradona by wearing a special fourth kit during the Serie A match between Naples’ football team and AS Roma on Nov. 29. The Kombat kit was designed with Kappa last year, and was indeed expected to be unveiled ...

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    Under Armour launches the Curry brand


    Imitating what Nike has done so successfully with Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand, Under Armour has launched the Curry sub-brand and logo in a new line of apparel and footwear products for a variety of sports. It is named after Stephen Curry , ...

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    Superfeet introduces custom-insole system to Europe


    The insole and footwear manufacturer Superfeet brought its Fitstation – which it describes as a “personaliszd” insole- and footwear-fitting system – to Europe in November. Already rolled out in the U.S., the system pairs elements from both the Swedish footwear-tech company Volumental and the American computer company ...

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    +++ Britain’s Topshop launches activewear for yoga, winter walking and similar activities ++ Duca del Cosma has launched a range of golf gloves +++

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    Amazon launches its IP Accelerator in Europe


    Amazon has launched its Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K. A version of it has been operational in the U.S. since 2019. The stated purpose is to connect small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) with a “curated network” of European ...

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    Dior launches a ski line with Descente and other partners


    For the launch of its first men’s capsule ski collection, Dior is opening a pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, specifically at 109 Greene Street. Other pop-ups – in Osaka, Japan, for instance – will open during the month of November. The New York shop, ...

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    On releases “genre-bending” limited collection


    On Running has continued its diversification into clothing with the launch of Clubhouse , a 10-piece “genre-bending” capsule collection for tennis and the street. Each piece, however, is limited to a run of 200. The collection is available at the Swiss brand’s e-commerce website. The brand had previously launched ...

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    Polygiene to treat Caterpillar apparel


    Polygiene has signed a deal with Caterpillar . The manufacturer of construction and mining equipment will be using Polygiene’s antimicrobial treatments in its casualwear as of 2021, with workwear to follow. According to Caterpillar’s senior vice president of apparel, Greg Gemette , this will “reduce the ecological footprint” of ...

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    Nixon releases a watch made from reclaimed ocean plastics


    Nixon has introduced the High Tide , a new tide watch tailored to the needs of surfers and made from upcycled ocean plastics. The High Tide, which is at the top of the Californian brand’s collection of tide watches, follows Nixon’s redesigned H2O Yeah! collection of bags made ...

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    UYN’s parent signs a license with Franklin Marshall


    Trerè Innovation , the Italian knitting specialist that launched two years its own UYN brand of apparel and shoes, has announced a three-year licensing agreement for underwear, socks and loungewear with Franklin Marshall , an iconic Italian brand of clothing inspired by American college-style sportswear. The deal is expected ...

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    Polygiene reformulates ViralOff to meet ISO antiviral standard


    Polygiene is launching a new formula of its ViralOff antiviral treatment with a guarantee for what it calls a “lifetime” of washes. The actual number of washes covered is 30. According to the company, which tested the product against the ISO18184:2019 standard, the new formula will rid a ...

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    +++ The winners of this year’s Polartec Apex Design Awards include items by 66 North, Burton, Karpos, K-Way, Prana, Santini, Snow Peak and, well, Supreme ( more details in The Outdoor Industry Compass ) +++ Specialized uses Polartec Neoshell in a new range of ...

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    K-Swiss partners with Venus Williams


    K-Swiss has signed an endorsement deal with Venus Williams . The tennis star is appearing in the brand’s “ Club K-Swiss ” marketing campaign to support a limited-edition collection of apparel with her own apparel brand, EleVen by Venus Williams . Items include the School Pride Varsity Sweater , ...

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    Moncler adopts a composite fabric for its latest skiwear


    Moncler has incorporated a breathable, lightweight, waterproof composite fabric called Dyneema into its new, functional Grenoble skiwear collection for autumn/winter 2020. Produced by Royal DSM , Dyneema is purportedly the world’s strongest and lightest fiber – both 15 times stronger than steel and less dense than water. ...

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    Rapha partners with Bang & Olufsen on indoor training earphones


    Rapha , the cycling clothing brand, is launching a set of wireless earphones for sports in collaboration with Bang Olufsen . The Beoplay E8 Sport earphones are said to offer above-average sound quality, consistent with Bang Olufsen’s renowned audio quality. They feature a one-finger touch ...

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    Adidas releases a collection with F***ing Awesome


    Adidas Skateboarding has released a collection with F***ing Awesome , a brand of gear and apparel for skaters. Designed by the skate brand’s co-founder, Jason Dill , the collection is described as a “dual-season apparel and footwear concept series.” Installment One – consisting of a Taekwondo outfit, coveralls, a ...

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    Inspecs extends eyewear license deal with O’Neill


    Inspecs, a major U.K.-based eyewear supplier that recently went public, has agreed a new “long-term” license agreement for eyewear with O’Neill , the international surf and snowwear brand. The companies have been working together since 2013 and no further details on the length of the renewal were released. As ...

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    Hohenstein finds a way to measure textile compression


    The Hohenstein Institute and its partners have come up with a standard for measuring the compression exerted by textiles, notably in sportswear. The family-owned testing, certification and research company has proposed DIN SPEC 4868 , a test method to be used in conjunction with HOSYcan , a compression ...

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    +++ The Phelps Brand has announced that its new Ninja competition goggle is now available for swimmers worldwide +++ Etnies has released new versions of its Veer and Marana shoes with new Michelin outsoles +++ Atomic is supplying a range of skis specifically ...

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    Oberalp launches a women’s brand, LaMunt


    The Oberalp Group unveiled a new brand of clothing for hiking, trekking and mountain skiing of its own, called LaMunt (“the mountain” in the Ladin language) and described as “the mountaineering brand from women for women”, at its most recent Virtual Sales Convention. The new project, which has ...