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    Arc’teryx partners with an “upcycling sorceress”


    Source: Arc’Teryx Nicole McLaughlin Described by Gentleman’s Quarterly as an “upcycling sorceress,” Nicole McLaughlin is known to have turned old sneakers into vests, tennis balls into shoes, badminton shuttlecocks into slippers or oven mitts into jackets. She has worked on upcycling projects for ...

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    Kiwi firm markets its vibrating massage wearables globally


    Myovolt has released four wearable recovery devices – for the arms, shoulders, lower back, and legs – that use ”focal vibration to massage muscles, stimulate blood flow, promote localized circulation, relieve soreness, and increase flexibility for athletes.” According to the company, ten minutes’ use can reduce soreness by up ...

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    Decathlon introduces inflatable surf board


    Olaian , Decathlon ’s surfing and bodyboarding brand, is launching a surfboard that can be inflated in only two minutes with a high-pressure pump, the company claims. The surfboard has been developed in France’s Basque coast, where Olaian has its global design center. The new surfboard weighs 5.8kg and can ...

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    Macron teams up with RadiciGroup to produce green technical sportswear


    Macron is partnering with RadiciGroup to develop and produce technical sportswear that combines high performance with sustainability. RadiciGroup, headquartered in Bergamo, specializes in the production and sale of polyamide, chemical intermediates, high-performance polymers and other advanced textile solutions. The first result of this collaboration is a sports sock ...

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    Kobe Bryant’s widow launches the Mambacita capsule collection


    Vanessa Bryant , the widow of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant , announced on Instagram on April 30 that she was launching the Mambacita clothing line, in partnership with Dannijo . Bryant said that the proceeds would go to the Mamba Mambacita Sports Foundation ...

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    Vans honors the skate legend Jeff Grosso with a dedicated line


    Vans is paying tribute to the skate legend Jeff Grosso with a new Grosso Forever collection. Grosso, who prematurely died in March 2020 at the age of 51, wore Vans for 50 years, the brand said. The collection leads with the Skate Sk8-Hi , which features re-issued colorways ...

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    ​Albion launches women’s cycling apparel, hires ex Rapha lead designer


    Albion has released its new spring/summer 2021 collection of performance cycling clothing, which comprises the brand’s first women’s products. Both the men’s and women’s items are made using the same recycled performance fabrics. The women’s range also features a women-specific bib short pad for long-distance riding by Elastic Interface ...

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    Saucony introduces a versatile sports shoe


    Saucony has unveiled the all-new Freedom 4 , a versatile shoe that can be used for running, the gym and all-day casualwear. Borrowing from the brand’s Endorphin Collection, the new version of the Freedom has been updated with PWRRUN PB, an ultralight PEBA cushioning. The shoe’s base has been ...

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    ​Gola partners with Global Brands on apparel collection


    Gola and the European division of the Global Brands Group have announced a multi-year partnership to launch a new Gola-branded apparel collection. The line will initially include T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and tracksuits, which will later be complemented by kids’ apparel, accessories, socks, sleepwear and underwear. The new apparel ...

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    Del Cosma designer wins at Global Footwear Awards


    Baldovino Mattiazzo , head designer for the Duca del Cosma brand of golf shoes, has been recognized with a Bronze award at the Global Footwear Awards ( GFA ). The GFAs, founded by Farmani Group , honor footwear designers at all levels, from emerging designers to businesses and corporations, ...

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    Wecount introduces AI-powered home gym that fits in a suitcase


    Wecount , a Chinese company focusing on the design and manufacture of smart fitness equipment, is launching an innovative “home gym” that can be conveniently stored under a bed or in an office through a Kickstarter campaign. The system, which looks like an extra-flat carrying case, features a series ...

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    Mobile payment for the NBA League Pass in Western Europe and South Africa


    If they have a subscription with the right carrier, fans in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Spain and the U.K. will no longer need to use a credit card to pay for their NBA League Pass . The National Basketball Association has signed a multi-year deal with PM ...

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    Salomon to release a running shoe for the circular economy


    After three years of R D – largely to find separable materials – Salomon is introducing this spring its first recycled and recyclable shoe, a road-running model designed to balance performance against the demands of the circular economy. The 285-gram Index.01 has the R.Camber rockered design for ...

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    Nike introduces prototype eco-football


    Nike has introduced a football made of fully recycled yarn trimmings that would otherwise have ended up in a landfill. The shell is made of recycled airbag scraps from the manufacture of Nike’s Air Max line. The ball remains a prototype, but there appear to be plans to ...

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    Kappa collaborates on Naples’ kit with an Argentine designer


    County of Milan , a brand run by the Argentine designer Marcelo Burlon , has collaborated with Kappa to revamp the uniform of the SSC Napoli football club in a rather sumptuous way. Kappa, which is the official sponsor of the club, calls it “a celebratory collection” ...

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    Texon introduces “ground-breaking” ProWeave technology


    Texon International has presented ProWeave , describing it as a “ground-breaking” jacquard weaving technology which it claims makes it possible to seamlessly integrate functional and design weaving into a single sheet of material. The company says that a number of world-leading sports brands are currently evaluating its new performance ...

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    ​Kolon Sport partners with Aquafil for an apparel line with recycled nylon


    Kolon Sport , the South Korean brand of sports and outdoor apparel, has partnered with Italian nylon maker Aquafil to develop a new ecological material which they call Kolon Nylon . The 100 percent recycled nylon material has been used for ten garments in Kolon’s spring/summer 2021 collection, including ...

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    New capsule from Arena pays tribute to Mark Spitz


    Arena has dedicated a retro-style capsule collection of swimsuits, T-shirts and sweatshirts to Mark Spitz , the American swimmer who in 1972 won more gold medals than any other single athlete ever had at any edition of the Olympic Games – setting world-record times in all of those ...

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    Unrest, a new French brand of sustainable fitness clothing


    Unrest is the name of a new French brand of fitness apparel made with 100 percent natural and biodegradable materials that is set for a launch in September, after nearly three years of development. Founded by Lucile Trouette , the brand is working with a Portuguese textile supplier ...

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    Puma releases women’s collection inspired by the oceans


    Puma is dropping a new collection of women’s footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the deepest seas, called Ocean Queen . The collection is worn by Winnie Harlow , the Canadian fashion model and a Puma ambassador. The designs are inspired by the sea, with colors like bright aquamarine, ...