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Nester Hosiery becomes first U.S. sock manufacturer to join the bluesign® system

Nester Hosiery, a leading U.S. manufacturer of performance merino wool socks, today announced that it has joined the bluesign® system.  The bluesign® system is designed to facilitate sustainable textile production by reducing its impact on people and the environment. “To produce bluesign certified socks in our facility has been a long-term goal,” said Kelly Nester….

Lewis N. Clark® Introduces New BeWell™ Comfort Collection

Sourced from responsible and renewable resources, Lewis N. Clark’s new BeWell collection offers a new take on traditional comfort products. “Each BeWell product promotes wellness with soft, rich fabrics,” said Patty Stemp, Vice President of Product Development. “They have a spa feel to them.” Many of the materials, such as bamboo, naturally possess ultra-soft, moisture-wicking,…

Camber Outdoors Recognizes Ann Krcik, The North Face, with Lifetime Achievement Award

Camber Outdoors, the only national organization dedicated to equality for all women in the outdoors from the backcountry to the boardroom, is proud to recognize Ann Krcik, co-founder of Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) and Senior Director of Brand Communications and Outdoor Exploration at The North Face, with its Camber Outdoors Lifetime Achievement Award. Krcik will…

Avalanche Introduces Polygiene Baselayers for Fall 2018

Avalanche (www.avalanchewear.com), the outdoor inspired apparel company family owned and operated since 1987, continues its tradition of offering luxurious fleeces, performance shells and baselayer designs for 2018, while incorporating Polygiene natural anti-bacterial protection within its baselayer collection.   Maintaining its usage of DuPont™ Sorona®, made from annually renewable plant-based ingredients, Avalanche will also introduce PrimaLoft Eco…

MSR Introduces Fuel Canister Recycling Program

Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®) has launched a new fuel canister recycling program aimed to reduce the number of canisters that end up in landfills. Customers who return empty fuel canisters, made by any outdoor brand, to MSR’s Seattle Repair Shop will receive 20 percent off of an MSR fuel canister purchase. “We have been…

Salomon Partners with REI Outessa to Offer Women Outdoor Experiences, Inspiration and Adventures

OGDEN, Utah (January 17, 2018) – Salomon today announces its sponsorship of REI Outessa, a series of immersive, three-day outdoor adventure retreats designed to grow and strengthen the community of women in the outdoors. REI Outessa expanded offerings now include three unique experiences beginning in Summer 2018, including retreats, festivals, and a virtual join in…

Business Unusual: Ruffwear Completes 30-Day Manufacturing Lead Time on Top-Selling Product, Moves Forward with Additional Product Lines

In an effort to create a nimble and responsive supply chain, Ruffwear has achieved a 30-day manufacturing lead time (from purchase order to leaving the factory) on its best-selling product, the Front Range® Harness. By leveraging long-term relationships with vendors and manufacturers, and investing its own dollars and time into the newly developed system, the…

Oboz Fall/Winter ’18 Expands Main Street to Mountains Footwear with Women’s Insulated Boots and Men’s Streetwise Trail Shoes

Oboz will show its Fall/Winter ’18 collection — which expands on the company’s Main Street to Mountains theme — in Booth 53105-UL from January 25-28th at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver. For men: trail worthy and streetwise shoes Oboz’ new men’s shoes for fall ’18 are inspired by the trail systems that connect…

Granite Gear Launches Two Minimalist Backpacks at Winter Outdoor Retailer

This fall, Granite Gear will offer two new options in the ultralight and minimal daypack category with the release of their Sawbill 20 and Packable AirCinch Sack. Both backpacks offer cinch closures for quick access and are ultralight at under 6 oz. Ideal for day hikes from basecamp, be that an apartment, hotel room, or…

Mountainsmith Partners with Protect Our Winters

Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear—has signed on with Protect Our Winters (POW) as a 2018 philanthropic partner. The brand will celebrate their announcement during Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market by hosting a happy hour party with proceeds benefitting Protect Our Winters. “Climate change isn’t a single season issue. Whether…