The Woolrich F/W 2014 collection will feature jackets and sweaters made with Alcantara material. Outer jackets use the Alcantra Thin 0.4 mm. The collection also includes down sweaters made from 90/10 goose down and Alcantra. The color palette for the women's collection is dark brown, tobacco, cream and black. Men's consists of beige, green and anthracite blue.
Petaluma, Calif. – Camelbak Products has pledged $100,000 to the 21st Century Conservation Corps, which employs young adults and veterans in protecting, restoring and enhancing America's natural and cultural resources.
Sanuk: Ethan Anderson is now the Global Vice President of Marketing for the footwear brand. Anderson has 20 years of experience in marketing for apparel, accessories and footwear brands, most recently as the Executive Vice President, Global Creative Director at Volcom.
Mammut just put out a press release advising owners and retailers to inspect the deployment device on Snowpulse brand avalanche airbags from Winter 2011/2012 and Winter 2012/2013. The problem specifically affects airbags with the 2.0 inflation system.
Jonesboro, Ark. – Arkansas-based specialty retailer Gearhead Outfitters is opening its sixth location, branching out to the northwest area of the state. It will be in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade shopping center in Rogers, Ark.
A year ago, it was revealed that Uzbekistan uses forced labor, including that of children, to harvest its cotton. Since then, about 139 brands have pledged to remove Uzbek cotton from their supply chains. A new report from the Responsible Sourcing Network picked 49 and graded them on their efforts, ranking Adidas at No. 1 for eliminating Uzbek cotton.
Minneapolis, Minn. – Outdoor brand Filson and bike/urban gear maker Shinola, are opening their first stores in Minnesota. They'll be splitting the space of a former Dunn Bros coffee shop in Minneapolis' trendy North Loop neighborhood; an interesting move given that both brands sell to other retailers in the area.
San Francisco, Calif. – Chrome Industries has staked out a mostly urban market when it comes to its bike bags, apparel and accessories. But the latest offering signals a push into the outdoor market, as it releases a line of waterproof rolltop packs and duffels geared for bike camping and adventure biking.