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    Superfeet introduces new softer insoles for running


    Superfeet has unveiled its Adapt Run collection of insoles, an evolution of Superfeet technology as the new product is more soft and flexible, as opposed to the known firm feel of the brand’s insoles. The new cushioned outsoles, designed for runners who want a comfortable stride and insoles that adapt ...

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    Humanoo’s digital health platform raises $10 million


    Humanoo, an automated B2B digital health platform used by corporations and health insurance companies founded in Berlin five years ago, has completed a $10 million round of funding involving new investors such as Sanitas and Verve and existing investors including Rocket Internet. Switzerland’s two largest health insurance companies, the CSS ...

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    Vietnamese manufacturers react to the spreading virus


    More than 1,000 companies operating in various sectors in the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) region have managed to keep most of their workers on site, accommodating them in their factories or transporting them from hotels and other lodgings, to help avoid a shutdown of their operations due to the ...

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    Messe München deploys a 5G network


    Exhibitors and visitors at ISPO Munich and other shows organized by Messe München may be able to work on the internet faster in the future.Messe München has announced that it will join forces with the mobile communication operators Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica Deutschland/O2 to launch one of the world’s most ...

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    Yue Yuen raises sales and margins, shifting to higher-end products


    Shifting to higher-end products, the world’s largest shoe manufacturer managed to raise the average selling price of the products made at its factories by 6.5 percent to $18.37 per pairs in the first half of 2021. This helped Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) to expand the gross margin of its ...

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    Athletes to launch clothing collections on BlueChip platform


    BlueChip Holdings has launched a platform that allows famous athletes to connect with their fans and build their own brands. As part of the platform, athletes will release personal clothing collections. Each athlete will work with BlueChip designers to curate the logo and brand that best express their unique ...

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    German webshop content provider acquired by Fashion Cloud


    “Content is king,” says the homepage of , a Bavarian start-up that helps more than 500 sports and outdoor brands to collect, process and provide product data, text and content ready to use in their B2B websites. Operated by Zandy Media , which was only founded in February 2019, ...

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    U.S. start-up launches battery-heated clothing


    H.E.A.T. (Heated Electronic Active Technology) , a start-up based in Great Falls, Montana, has launched a new line of technologically advanced heated clothing that is said to have the potential to revolutionize the winter apparel industry. The H.E.A.T. One-Layer smart system combines advanced textiles, smartphone technology and customized, ...

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    More details on consumer integration at ISPO Munich


    After providing some initial information about ISPO Munich ’s new concept in passing during a webinar in July – including plans to partially open the show to consumers – Messe München finally gave more details about the event, set for Jan. 23-26, 2022, in an official ...

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    SRAM integrates Time Sport into its manufacturing and distribution apparatus


    Last February, the U.S.-based SRAM Group acquired the pedal business of France’s Time Sport, a former property of the Rossignol Group , including all related patents. It subsequently set up a pedal manufacturing facility in Coimbra, Portugal. SRAM already manufactures SRAM chains and Zipp wheels in ...

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    Zwift partners with the inaugural triathlon Collins Cup


    The Professional Triathletes Organisation ( PTO ) has named Zwift as the official virtual training and events partner for the inaugural Collins Cup in 2021. The competition, scheduled to take place on Aug. 28 in the X-Bionic Sphere in Šamorín, Slovakia, is a new race format ...

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    Fanatics Brands gets Fair Labor Association accreditation


    The board of the Fair Labor Association ( FLA ) has voted to accredit the social compliance program of Fanatics Brands , the private-label division of Fanatics , which manufactures its products at its own directly operated facilities in Tampa, Florida, Easton, Pennsylvania, and Norman, Oklahoma, sourcing from 94 contracted ...

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    CoDi sees “explosive” growth at Boa Technology


    Compass Diversified ( CoDi ) highlighted the “explosive” growth of the recently acquired Boa Technology in its second quarter ended June 30, cautioning that the brand’s expansion is likely to slow in the second half of the year. Boa, which owns the Boa Fit System ...

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    Devan’s Moov&Cool technology supports elite athletes in the U.K. and Belgium


    Devan Chemicals , the Belgian-based textile finishing expert, has been supporting high performance sport in the U.K. and Belgium with its Moov Cool “‘cool comfort technology.” The company has worked alongside the English Institute for Sport ( EIS ) and Sally Cowan , a garment research and development ...

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    OutDoor by ISPO 2021: More conference, less exhibition


    The upcoming OutDoor by ISPO , dubbed the “ Global Summit Edition ” and scheduled to be held in Munich on Oct. 5-7, 2021, will focus more on the conference component in combination with the European Outdoor Summit and offer a scaled-down exhibition space with pre-built booths for a ...

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    Expo Riva Schuh closes with 406 exhibitors and 2,700 visitors


    The 95th edition of Expo Riva Schuh and the 6th edition of Gardabags attracted over 2,700 visitors from 79 different countries, confirming their international reach despite the travel limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Buyers came from Europe - especially Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain, France and the Netherlands - ...

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    ISPO Munich to open up to consumers and tourism


    For the next edition of ISPO Munich , scheduled to take place on Jan. 23-26, 2022, the ISPO Group is planning to reserve a dedicated B2C hall for consumers at Messe München ’s fairgrounds. They would be invited to try out new sports and new products. They would also ...

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    Bangladesh imposes a two-week lockdown


    The Delta variant of Covid-19 has led the government of Bangladesh to impose a nationwide lockdown on the country’s textile and apparel industry, which is the world’s second-largest exporter of these products after China, starting on July 23. It will come on the heels of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holidays, ...

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    Li & Fung collaborates with Canopy to protect forests


    Li Fung , the Hong Kong-based supply chain management company, has joined forces with an environmental organization, Canopy, to help protect forests. The company says it will collaborate with its brand and retail customers to better protect forests through responsible material sourcing as well as sustainable product ...

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    Shenzhou and Eagle Nice slow output in Vietnam


    Pou Chen and Kingmaker Footwear are shutting down their shoe factories in Vietnam, as previously reported , and we now hear about the shutdown of at least another local shoe producer, Chang Shin Vietnam Co. Meanwhile a couple of important producers of sports apparel are doing the ...