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    Stella’s Q2 sales rise by 58.1%


    The revenues of Stella International, the Chinese footwear group based in Hong Kong, rose by 58.1 percent to $392.1 million in the second quarter of 2021 from $248.0 million a year earlier, when the company’s sales were negatively impacted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The top line, ...

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    HeiQ and Lycra to collaborate across technologies and brand platforms


    HeiQ and The Lycra Company have entered into a broad-based collaboration across multiple technology and brand platforms to bring more of their textile technologies to consumers. Building on exploratory discussions that started in early 2019, HeiQ and Lycra have elected to leverage their shared philosophies and strengths in textile science, ...

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    ISPO launches a new network, the Collaborators Club


    As a derivative of the ISPO Open Innovation platform for community activation, the ISPO Group has now launched the ISPO Collaborators Club as a new network for both industry members and consumers. As a member, you can keep your finger on the pulse of the consumer ...

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    Change of leadership at Schoeller Textil


    Siegfried Winkelbeiner , managing director of Schoeller Textil , will go into retirement and, after ten years with the Swiss textile company, hand over the helm to Joachim Kath this month. Coming from the chemical industry, Kath joined this major supplier to the sporting goods industry one and a ...

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    Covid outbreak closes major factories in Vietnam


    A sudden and violent outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and its environs is expected to delay shipments of sports shoes and apparel and may result in a loss orders for local manufacturers, according to the local NV Express , which cited the shutdown of ...

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    Polartec announces its transition to DWR finishes without PFASs


    Polartec says it will completely eliminate the use of PFAS (including PFC) in its durable water repellent (DWR) finishes, effective immediately. The functional fabrics will not make any sacrifices in terms of durability or water-repellent function despite the elimination of PFAS, Polartec claims. This new development fits seamlessly into ...

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    Altexa will launch a new bio-based HDry membrane


    Altexa, an Italian company involved in the Ppastic resin synthetic fiber manufacturing industry, announced the launch of a new HDry b5 laminate membrane at the Aug. 10-12 Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver, in cooperation with its U.S. partner, GHS Holdings . The company’s new HDry ...

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    Europe’s first large-scale carbon frame factory is inaugurated in Portugal


    Led by Portugal’s minister of state for the economy and digital transformation, Pedro Siza Vieira , Carbon Team ’s new production facilities were officially inaugurated on July 9 in Camoia, in the Portuguese municipality of Vouzela. Carbon Team is the first European automated carbon bicycle frame factory outside Asia. Hard-tail ...

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    Klarna acquires social shopping platform Hero


    Klarna , the retail banking, payments and shopping service from Sweden with over 90 million active users worldwide and 2 million transactions per day, has acquired Hero , a social shopping platform founded in 2015 and based in London and New York. The Wall Street Journal said Klarna would ...

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    CrossFit appoints Jason Dunlop as president


    CrossFit has appointed Jason Dunlop , a former Nike executive, to the new role of president. Dunlop also held senior roles at Starbucks , Canada Goose , Waterstones , The Body Shop , Marks Spencer ,and The Gap . At Nike, he was the executive responsible ...

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    Afydad partners with the GSIC, powered by Microsoft


    The Global Sports Innovation Center ( GSIC ) powered by Microsoft and the Spanish Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers and Distributors ( Afydad ) will be forming a joint commission to expand the use of technology in the sporting goods sector, notably in terms of digitalization, and take part ...

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    New series recommends best practices to eliminate child labor in the supply chain


    GoodWeave International , a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by the Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and with offices in Washington DC and Oxfordshire, England, has released its “ Best Practice Series to Eliminate Child Labor in Global Supply Chains ” as a resource in connection with the International ...

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    Patagonia signs a multi-year agreement with Infinited Fiber


    Patagonia has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Infinited Fiber Company , a Finnish circular fashion and textile biotechnology company, to guarantee access to its regenerated textile fiber, called Infinna . The virgin-quality fiber comes with the soft and natural look and feel of cotton. It is made from ...

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    Researchers develop Wi-Fi-powered smart clothes that can be machine-washed


    Engineers at Purdue University have developed battery-free smart clothes powered by Wi-Fi that are resistant to laundry. Unlike common wearables, these smart clothes are not powered by a battery, but through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the fabric, which means wirelessly. By collecting energy from Wi-Fi or radio ...

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    SportEasy raises €5 million in a Series A funding round


    SportEasy , a French web and mobile app for the management of amateur sports, has secured €5 million in a Series A funding round with support from Seventure Partners via Sport Performance Capital , as well as the Macif insurance company and various business angels who ...

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    Oros secures $14.5 million in Series A funding


    Oros says it has received $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital . Oros, based in Portland, Oregon, is an American start-up that leverages emerging NASA technology to develop advanced thermal materials and high-performance, low-impact apparel. The brand ...

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    USWE relies on Polygiene technology for new running vests


    USWE, a Swedish sports and outdoor brand that is in the process of going public, is launching a partnership with Polygiene , the Swedish ingredient brand, to offer running vests that fight odor and last longer. USWE specializes in bounce-free backpacks and hydration packs for mountain biking, running, skiing ...

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    MIT researchers develop a programmable digital fiber


    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ) have tested what is thought to be the first fiber with digital system capabilities. It is able to sense, store and process activity data digitally after being incorporated within a shirt. Fabrics with digital system capabilities could be used in ...

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    EU opens anti-trust probe into Google’s online advertising tech


    The European Commission said it has opened a formal anti-trust investigation to assess whether Google has violated EU competition rules by favoring its own online display advertising technology services in the so called “ad tech” supply chain to the detriment of competing providers of advertising technology services, advertisers and online ...

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    Chinese port congestion won't be cleared until the end of June


    A backlog at Yantian, China’s largest container terminal, will take several weeks to clear, according to Maersk . The world’s largest shipping company told the news agency AFP that it had been informed by the port’s authorities that activity will return to normal by the end of June. The ...