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Re-independenting: One Paddle Brand’s Journey Back to Its Roots

By the time the late, great Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) recorded the enduring hit “Learning to Fly,” he’d already gone through the whole independent-record-label-acquisition-and-battle-for-control phase of his career. Never known as one to back down, the rock icon landed on his feet.  But as the song suggests, the learning curve for going out on…

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Help Protect the Boundary Waters Today

This time last year, we celebrated a milestone in the protection of the world-class recreation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Last December, the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture denied the sulfide-ore copper lease renewal application and committed to further studying the impacts of mining near the pristine watershed, citing…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of November 27, 2017 Getting Started: Chemicals Management, Wednesday, November 29, 10:00-10:30 am MT What is chemicals management and why does it matter to your brand? Where do you start? Learn more about the foundational actions you can take to establish and continue to advance a robust chemicals management program. Featuring…

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Cards Against Thanksgiving Inhumanity

It’s simple. Thanksgiving is about gratitude not bickering. Keep the name-calling and smack-talking where it belongs: On the backyard family Turkey Bowl gridiron. Quash your cranky Uncle Carl’s political rants before they start by using our civil conversation starters to get the dinner discourse headed in the right direction. Feel free to download, print and cut out these cards for…

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Sustainability Snapshot

  OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of November 20, 2017 Getting Started: Sustainable Materials & MEC Case study: Recording Now Available You can access the webinar recording and the slide deck on the OIA Sustainability Working Group community platform:https://force.com/swg/s/feed/0D53600002W1mstCAB  (If you do not have access to the platform, please contact us at sustainability@outdoorindustry.org)…

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U.S. House Passes Tax Reform Legislation

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping changes to corporate and individual taxes, the first step in a process that could lead to the most comprehensive reform to the tax code in 30 years.  While there are elements of the bill that will impact individuals, the primary focus of the legislation is on…

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#SaveLWCF, Save California’s Outdoor Treasures

After a successful bid to get the Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorized in 2015, we are again facing its expiration in October 2018. For the next year, the LWCF Coalition will be creating weekly profiles to show where Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars go to support significant public land and recreation projects in…

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Webinar: Digging Into Sustainability

We’re excited to announce our upcoming webinar series:   “Digging into Sustainability: Tactical Tools for Your Brand”   Join us for the following three webinars to learn more about implementing sustainable materials and chemicals management programs. These webinars will formally introduce the Getting Started Guides—collaboratively developed by the OIA Sustainability Working Group and intended to provide guidance and training…

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How OIA Saved You $90 Million—And How We’re Going to Do It Again

Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced that starting on July 1, 2017, brands will no longer have to pay import tariffs—sometimes called hidden taxes—on certain travel goods that are made in any of the named 129 poor, developing countries, including Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia. The 17.6-percent tariff on imported backpacks? Gone. A…

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