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    Canada Goose and NBA ink multi-year partnership


    Canada Goose has announced a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that makes Canada Goose a ”Proud Outerwear Partner” of the NBA All-Star . Timed to the NBA’s annual All-Star celebration, Canada Goose will develop an exclusive design collaboration each year for players and fans. The ...

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    Colmar asks Morteza Vaseghi to design A.G.E. autumn/winter 2021 collection


    Colmar has appointed an Iranian-born designer, Morteza Vaseghi , as the new creative director for its upcoming A.G.E. ( Advanced Garment Exploration) autumn/winter 2021 collection. The Colmar A.G.E. sub-label was first introduced three years ago as a hyper-modern counterpart for experimentation and product innovation. Colmar said that the ...

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    Descente to sell Polygiene-treated training gear through Anta


    For the spring/summer 2021 season, Descente has added Polygiene ’s Stays Fresh BioStatic Technology to a number of its men’s and women’s training products for the Chinese market. The Japanese brand will be selling them online and in stores through its local partner, Anta Sports Products . The ...

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    Slinger Bag and Wilson announce strategic partnership


    Slinger Bag and Wilson Sporting Goods have entered into a new strategic brand collaboration on co-branded products and promotional initiatives. Under the new deal, Slinger will specially design Wilson-branded tennis ball launchers for use at the Wilson’s Demo Events that take place annually across the Americas. In ...

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    British Olympic champion launches rear-vision cycling glasses


    Callum Skinner , the British former track cyclist and Olympic medalist, is launching special sunglasses that allow cyclists to see also behind them. The glasses were invented by a physicist, Alexander Macdonald , developed with Skinner and designed by Bob Henderson , an award-winning optical engineer, after raising more than ...

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    OrthoLite unveils a new PU foam to stablize temperature in shoes


    OrthoLite has presented O-Therm , a 2mm base-layer thermal foam that the company claims to be the world’s first and only aerogel-infused, open-cell PU foam. The technology creates a thermal barrier that blocks the cold and maintains footwear temperature through the thermal properties of O-Therm’s proprietary aerogel. Unlike conventional ...

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    Champion partners with ABG for the Muhammad Ali brand


    Champion Athleticwear , part of HanesBrands , and the Authentic Brands Group (ABG) have announced a multi-year collaboration for the Muhammad Ali brand, whose rights are held by ABG. The partnership is kicking off with the launch of a Champion X Muhammad Ali apparel collection, which evokes ...

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    Inov-8’s founder takes the business back


    Wayne Edy , who founded Inov-8 in 2003, is preparing to launch a new graphene-based shoe after buying back the 80 percent stake in the British company that he had sold to Descente in 2015, with the exception of the rights to the brand for Northern Asia, including ...

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    Lacoste releases a “circular” polo


    Lacoste is introducing a Classic Fit polo shirt with 30 percent of the fabric coming from the cotton of polo shirts that the company has discarded for manufacturing flaws and that have never been put to market. The remaining 70 percent is virgin cotton. The weave of the ...

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    Dragon launches eyewear for anglers


    Dragon Eyewear is introducing a collection of sunglasses designed for anglers. The XP Fishing Collection – itself part of the XP Cross-Performance line – comprises four models and seven lens tints for deep-sea, in-shore, sunrise, or sunset fishing. The frames are made of an injection-molded thermoplastic that ...

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    UA releases a running shoe with no outsole


    Under Armour ’s newest shoe, the UA Flow Velociti Wind , has eliminated the heaviest shoe component, the outsole, and substituted it with an “all-in-one cushioning system,” called the UA Flow midsole. According to the brand, this took three years of development by its Footwear Innovation Team in Portland, Oregon, ...

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    POC launches first bike helmet with independent, self-powered light source


    More than a year after Swedish companies POC and Exeger unveiled a technology and an idea to develop, design and manufacture a helmet with self-powered lighting at the Rouleur Classic in London, POC has now unveiled the Omne Eternal bicycle helmet. Designed to increase the cyclist’s ...

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    A game-changing foldable ski by Elan


    Elan unveiled the world’s first foldable, high-performance, all-mountain ski on Feb. 1, the first day of the ISPO Munich Online show, where it got a prize as one of the ISPO Gold Award winners. Called the Elan Voyager , the ski can be easily disassembled and packed ...

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    Puma and Cara Delevingne team up on new yoga collection


    Puma and Cara Delevingne , the English model and actress, have co-created Exhale , a new eco-conscious yoga collection. The new line is said to use at least 70 percent recycled polyester, and to fully offset any unavoidable carbon emissions. The Exhale collection comprises a high-waist full tight, studio ...

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    Fila’s new collection celebrates the brand's 100th anniversary


    To produce its 110th Anniversary Collection , Fila has been working with Katie Grand , the British stylist, creative director and founder of The Perfect Magazine . Grand has “edited” a number of archival Fila items – involving tennis, mountaineering, watersports, athletics, basketball, golf and motorsports – for their ...

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    Nike products are sold on Lidl’s marketplaces in Germany and Spain


    Nike has released the following statement in reaction to an article published on our website on Feb. 15: ”Lidl is not a partner in Nike’s marketplace strategy and we are not selling product to their business.” A spokeman for Nike would not say, however, whether it is in litigation ...

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    Itochu and Aquafil join forces to sell recycled nylon


    The Japanese trading company Itochu and the Italian chemicals firm Aquafil have entered a partnership to promote the sale of the latter’s Econyl fiber and to expand the circular nylon production. In 2011, Aquafil created the Econyl Regeneration System, which turns recovered nylon waste such as fishing ...

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    Uvex safety group starts production of respiratory protection masks


    Source: Uvex Saety Group uvex silv-Air lite mask To secure the supply of high-quality respiratory protection products, the Uvex Safety Group is investing in an in-house production facility for FFP2 respiratory protection masks in cooperation with a manufacturer of household products, Fackelmann . ...

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    Wintersteiger’s new automated servicing system


    Wintersteiger has livestreamed the introduction of a new automated servicing system for skis and snowboards. The Austrian brand will also be presenting it at several roadshows in the Alps. Jupiter , as the system is called, comes in five configurations, with three feeding variants and three application levels, providing ...

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    Adidas introduces new Terrex goggles


    Marcolin , which has replaced Silhouette as the eyewear licensee for Adidas . has introduced two new Adidas Terrex snow goggles with interchangeable lenses. E-Sun ’s Varia and Kolor Up lenses are both toric, but Varia adjusts to ambient light through three categories of sun protection ...