From the Sector

Reset
127 results
Eastman and Patagonia join forces to address textile waste (c) Eastman
28.02.2024

Textile waste: Eastman and Patagonia join forces

Eastman announces a partnership with Patagonia to address textile waste.

The outdoor apparel company teamed up with Eastman to recycle 8,000 pounds of pre- and post-consumer clothing waste, which Eastman processed through its molecular recycling technology. The process involves breaking down Patagonia’s unusable apparel into molecular building blocks that Eastman can use to make new fibers.

"We know apparel waste is a major problem, and consumers increasingly want better, more sustainable solutions when their most loved clothing reaches the end of its life," said Natalie Banakis, materials innovation engineer for Patagonia.

"Our collaborations show the world what’s possible when it comes to sustainability,” said Carolina Sister Cohn, global marketing lead for Eastman textiles. “We have the technology to make the textiles industry circular, and we know it requires collaboration with innovative brands to make circular fashion possible. This is only the beginning, and we look forward to more collaborations throughout 2024."

Eastman announces a partnership with Patagonia to address textile waste.

The outdoor apparel company teamed up with Eastman to recycle 8,000 pounds of pre- and post-consumer clothing waste, which Eastman processed through its molecular recycling technology. The process involves breaking down Patagonia’s unusable apparel into molecular building blocks that Eastman can use to make new fibers.

"We know apparel waste is a major problem, and consumers increasingly want better, more sustainable solutions when their most loved clothing reaches the end of its life," said Natalie Banakis, materials innovation engineer for Patagonia.

"Our collaborations show the world what’s possible when it comes to sustainability,” said Carolina Sister Cohn, global marketing lead for Eastman textiles. “We have the technology to make the textiles industry circular, and we know it requires collaboration with innovative brands to make circular fashion possible. This is only the beginning, and we look forward to more collaborations throughout 2024."

adidas Terrex and National Geographic: Rainforest-Inspired Hiking Collection (c) adidas AG
02.02.2024

adidas Terrex and National Geographic: Rainforest-Inspired Hiking Collection

adidas TERREX and National Geographic collaborate once again to launch a collection that pays homage to the rainforest supporting National Geographic efforts.

Throughout the collection, images captured by National Geographic photographers are interpreted in different ways on different products, taken through different hues and applied in various ways on garments across the range:

adidas TERREX and National Geographic collaborate once again to launch a collection that pays homage to the rainforest supporting National Geographic efforts.

Throughout the collection, images captured by National Geographic photographers are interpreted in different ways on different products, taken through different hues and applied in various ways on garments across the range:

  • ADIDAS TERREX | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RAIN.RDY JACKET – Crafted from waterproofing materials and construction, adidas RAIN.RDY products keep the water out. The jacket also features easily-accessible pockets, a stowaway hood and elongated sleeves with hook-and-loop.
  • ADIDAS TERREX | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WINDSTOPPER JACKET - Made from GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER, this WIND.RDY jacket is wind-resistant and water-repellent.
  • ADIDAS TERREX | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WINDBREAKER - Using advanced materials, adidas WIND.RDY is designed to resist the wind and provide optimised breathability hikers can feel protected and comfortable.
  • ADIDAS TERREX | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GRAPHIC LONG SLEEVE / SHORT SLEEVE TEE – The long sleeve tee combines technical materials with style beyond the mountain, including Aeroready material that wicks sweat to keep dry and comfortable.
  • ADIDAS TERREX | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PANTS - Marry style and functionality by combining outdoor-informed design and street-informed style together, complemented by Durable Water Repellent (DWR) material to stay dry and comfortable.
  • ADIDAS TERREX | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SKIRT - Made in adidas' wind and water-resistant WIND.RDY fabric, this skirt is for adventures on or off the trail.

The theme of this season’s drop was inspired by National Geographic’s seasonal focus on educating people around rainforest awareness and conservation.

More information:
adidas Outdoor outdoor apparel
Source:

adidas AG

snowfield-bulky-down-jacket-icicle Photo ALLIED Feather + Down
28.12.2023

Down Apparel for the European Market

ALLIED Feather + Down, global leaders in high performance, ethically sourced down, and MN Inter-Fashion, manufacturers of high performance luxury outerwear, announced that the ALLIED Feather + Down outerwear collection will be available to the European market.  

Originally released only in Japan, the exclusive collection will be available to select European boutique retailers for the fall 2024 season. Limited to a few hundred pieces, this line will showcase the breadth of ALLIED’s down offering, from their industry-leading ExpeDRY down insulation to their exceedingly high performance 1000 fill power down. It will also include MN Inter-Fashion’s experience delivering quality design and craftsmanship to some of the best known fashion houses in the world.

Designed, cut, and sewn by MN Inter-Fashion in Japan using materials from ALLIED and Pertex, the jackets shall represent a collision between cutting edge fashion aesthetics and materials normally reserved for highly technical outerwear. The result is a unique garment with a sophisticated urban look blended with performance that rivals the most technical outdoor apparel available. 

ALLIED Feather + Down, global leaders in high performance, ethically sourced down, and MN Inter-Fashion, manufacturers of high performance luxury outerwear, announced that the ALLIED Feather + Down outerwear collection will be available to the European market.  

Originally released only in Japan, the exclusive collection will be available to select European boutique retailers for the fall 2024 season. Limited to a few hundred pieces, this line will showcase the breadth of ALLIED’s down offering, from their industry-leading ExpeDRY down insulation to their exceedingly high performance 1000 fill power down. It will also include MN Inter-Fashion’s experience delivering quality design and craftsmanship to some of the best known fashion houses in the world.

Designed, cut, and sewn by MN Inter-Fashion in Japan using materials from ALLIED and Pertex, the jackets shall represent a collision between cutting edge fashion aesthetics and materials normally reserved for highly technical outerwear. The result is a unique garment with a sophisticated urban look blended with performance that rivals the most technical outdoor apparel available. 

Source:

ALLIED Feather + Down

Hologenix honored twice in ISPO Textrends Awards Photo: Hologenix, LLC
22.11.2023

Hologenix honored twice in ISPO Textrends Awards

Twice a year ISPO recognizes innovative fibers, fabrics and components that are used to manufacture sports apparel. Two innovations from Hologenix have scored wins in the ISPO Textrends Fall/Winter 2025/2026 Awards: CELLIANT® with REPREVE® Nylon, introduced with textile solutions provider UNIFI®, makers of REPREVE®, and CELLIANT® Print. They were both Selections in the Fibers & Insulations Category.

Twice a year ISPO recognizes innovative fibers, fabrics and components that are used to manufacture sports apparel. Two innovations from Hologenix have scored wins in the ISPO Textrends Fall/Winter 2025/2026 Awards: CELLIANT® with REPREVE® Nylon, introduced with textile solutions provider UNIFI®, makers of REPREVE®, and CELLIANT® Print. They were both Selections in the Fibers & Insulations Category.

CELLIANT with REPREVE Nylon
CELLIANT with REPREVE Nylon consists of CELLIANT infrared (IR) technology embedded into REPREVE. REPREVE creates high-quality fibers made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and preconsumer waste. CELLIANT with REPREVE Nylon is strong and durable with great stretch and a silky hand. It is ideal for underwear, stockings, tights/leggings, socks, seamless knits, baselayers and many other categories. With CELLIANT’s ability to convert body heat into infrared energy, improving local circulation and cellular oxygenation, it also provides performance for outdoor/sportswear, outerwear, swimwear among other categories. This is the second carrier type for CELLIANT with REPREVE, as it was introduced in polyester last fall and won three awards.

CELLIANT Print
CELLIANT Print makes the natural blend of IR-generating bioceramic minerals more widely available from Hologenix as a printed coating, expanding the uses of the technology. Traditionally, CELLIANT has been embedded directly into fibers, yarns and fabrics. However, for its print applications, CELLIANT fine mineral powder can be adhered to many different fabric types as a topical coating, making CELLIANT Print a versatile and cost-effective solution. Key CELLIANT partners, such as Under Armour with their UA RUSH™ line, and KT Tape with its PRO Oxygen™ kinesiology tape utilize CELLIANT Print. Safe and CELLIANT® Print CELLIANT® with REPREVE® Nylon durable, CELLIANT Print has undergone mechanical testing for wash tests and can be confirmed to last the useful life of the product, for 50+ washes.

Source:

Hologenix, LLC

10.11.2023

Garmont: Andrea Nalesso als neuer CEO

Garmont International hat Andrea Nalesso zum neuen CEO ernannt. Mit langjähriger Erfahrung in der Outdoor- und Sportbranche übernimmt Nalesso die Nachfolge von Pierangelo Bressan, der Vorstandsvorsitzender und Aktionär von Garmont bleibt.

Riello Investimenti SGR – über seinen Italian Strategy Fonds Mehrheitsaktionär von Garmont International – hat gemeinsam mit den Minderheitsaktionären Andrea Nalesso zum Chef Executive Officer (CEO) berufen, der die Marke in den kommenden Jahren auf dem eingeschlagenen Weg konsequent weiterzuführen soll.

Zu den innovativen Vorhaben, die Garmont in den letzten Jahren umgesetzt hat und die Andrea Nalesso fortführen soll, gehört die Entwicklung von Schuhen mit einem nachhaltigen Fußabdruck. In einem Bereich, in dem die Produktion erhebliche Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt hat, ist das eine ebenso wichtige wie klar kommunizierte Entscheidung. In wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht wird der neue CEO den Weg der Internationalisierung fortsetzen, neue Märkte erschließen und die bestehende Vertriebsbasis um einen Omnichannel-Fokus erweitern.

Garmont International hat Andrea Nalesso zum neuen CEO ernannt. Mit langjähriger Erfahrung in der Outdoor- und Sportbranche übernimmt Nalesso die Nachfolge von Pierangelo Bressan, der Vorstandsvorsitzender und Aktionär von Garmont bleibt.

Riello Investimenti SGR – über seinen Italian Strategy Fonds Mehrheitsaktionär von Garmont International – hat gemeinsam mit den Minderheitsaktionären Andrea Nalesso zum Chef Executive Officer (CEO) berufen, der die Marke in den kommenden Jahren auf dem eingeschlagenen Weg konsequent weiterzuführen soll.

Zu den innovativen Vorhaben, die Garmont in den letzten Jahren umgesetzt hat und die Andrea Nalesso fortführen soll, gehört die Entwicklung von Schuhen mit einem nachhaltigen Fußabdruck. In einem Bereich, in dem die Produktion erhebliche Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt hat, ist das eine ebenso wichtige wie klar kommunizierte Entscheidung. In wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht wird der neue CEO den Weg der Internationalisierung fortsetzen, neue Märkte erschließen und die bestehende Vertriebsbasis um einen Omnichannel-Fokus erweitern.

Nach mehreren Jahren als Verkaufsleiter bei GEOX und Dainese war Nalesso Geschäftsführer mehrerer Ausrüstungs- und Schuhmarken der Oberalp-Gruppe. Er wechselte zurück zu Dainese, bevor er nun als CEO bei Garmont anheuerte.

Um Kontinuität und Konsistenz der Wachstumspläne zu gewährleisten, bleibt Pierangelo Bressan wie vorgesehen Präsident des Verwaltungsrats und Aktionär des Unternehmens. Er hatte 2014 die Leitung des Unternehmens übernommen, um den Relaunch der Marke zu verantworten.

More information:
Garmont CEO Outdoor Sportbekleidung
Source:

Garmont International

Decathlon launched Ski Socks with CELLIANT® infrared technology (c) Decathlon
08.11.2023

Decathlon launched Ski Socks with CELLIANT® infrared technology

Making outdoor sports accessible to as many people as possible since 1976 through quality, innovative gear, powerhouse sporting goods brand Decathlon has launched the first product of its long-term partnership with CELLIANT® infrared technology from Hologenix® – Adult Ski Socks. They are introduced in its Wedze range of ski and snowboarding socks (“wed’ze” means ‘“a small turn on the snow” in the Savoyard dialect in the Alps where this brand is headquartered).  

Making outdoor sports accessible to as many people as possible since 1976 through quality, innovative gear, powerhouse sporting goods brand Decathlon has launched the first product of its long-term partnership with CELLIANT® infrared technology from Hologenix® – Adult Ski Socks. They are introduced in its Wedze range of ski and snowboarding socks (“wed’ze” means ‘“a small turn on the snow” in the Savoyard dialect in the Alps where this brand is headquartered).  

Decathlon was attracted to CELLIANT’s ability to convert body heat into infrared energy, improving local circulation and cellular oxygenation to support stronger performance and faster recovery. Skiers who often suffer from muscle fatigue in the calf area will appreciate the infrared infusion and light compression attributes that were specifically chosen with this in mind. The sock was also thoughtfully designed for minimum thickness, allowing for a comfortable fit within the ski boot, without sacrificing warmth or durability. Anti-friction thread on the sole and toes helps limit irritation, and seams are intentionally positioned to eliminate discomfort. The socks are offered in a Asphalt Blue color in a variety of sizes, both online and in retail stores worldwide.

Source:

Hologenix, LLC

PrimaLoft ernennt Anne Cavassa zur neuen Präsidentin (c) PrimaLoft
Anne Cavassa, Präsidentin
08.11.2023

PrimaLoft ernennt Anne Cavassa zur neuen Präsidentin

PrimaLoft, Inc. hat Anne Cavassa zur neuen Präsidentin des Unternehmens ernannt. Dieser strategische Schritt unterstreicht das Engagement von PrimaLoft, Wachstum, Innovation und Nachhaltigkeit weiter voranzutreiben. Mike Joyce wird PrimaLoft weiterhin als CEO leiten und sich auf die langfristigen strategischen Aktivitäten sowie die Ausrichtung des Unternehmens konzentrieren. Cavassa wird die Verantwortung für das Tagesgeschäft übernehmen und beiden werden eng zusammenarbeiten.

Cavassa kommt mit einer beeindruckenden Erfolgsbilanz zu PrimaLoft. In ihren bisherigen Rollen standen vor allem Wachstumsförderung durch strategische Unternehmensausrichtung und Förderung eines kollaborativen Umfelds im Fokus. Zuletzt war sie als Präsidentin von Saucony tätig und hatte außerdem Führungspositionen bei Brooks, Nike und Timberland inne. Cavassa bringt eine Fülle von Erfahrungen mit, um die Marktposition von PrimaLoft weiter zu stärken. Denn sie war im Schuh- und im Bekleidungsbereich, Produktdesign, Merchandising, Brand-Marketing, Customer Experience und Fachhandel tätig.

PrimaLoft, Inc. hat Anne Cavassa zur neuen Präsidentin des Unternehmens ernannt. Dieser strategische Schritt unterstreicht das Engagement von PrimaLoft, Wachstum, Innovation und Nachhaltigkeit weiter voranzutreiben. Mike Joyce wird PrimaLoft weiterhin als CEO leiten und sich auf die langfristigen strategischen Aktivitäten sowie die Ausrichtung des Unternehmens konzentrieren. Cavassa wird die Verantwortung für das Tagesgeschäft übernehmen und beiden werden eng zusammenarbeiten.

Cavassa kommt mit einer beeindruckenden Erfolgsbilanz zu PrimaLoft. In ihren bisherigen Rollen standen vor allem Wachstumsförderung durch strategische Unternehmensausrichtung und Förderung eines kollaborativen Umfelds im Fokus. Zuletzt war sie als Präsidentin von Saucony tätig und hatte außerdem Führungspositionen bei Brooks, Nike und Timberland inne. Cavassa bringt eine Fülle von Erfahrungen mit, um die Marktposition von PrimaLoft weiter zu stärken. Denn sie war im Schuh- und im Bekleidungsbereich, Produktdesign, Merchandising, Brand-Marketing, Customer Experience und Fachhandel tätig.

Source:

PrimaLoft

Three Swiss Brands introduce the "Extraordinary Jacket" Photo: Mammut
The Extraordinary Jacket, a joint development by Nespresso, Mammut, and HeiQ
06.11.2023

Three Swiss Brands introduce the "Extraordinary Jacket"

In a celebration of Innovation and Swiss identity the three brands Nespresso, Mammut, and HeiQ have joined forces to create the "Extraordinary Jacket".

The Extraordinary Jacket is a testament to Swiss design and innovation. Mammut's super-light Ajungilak® insulation now incorporates HeiQ XReflex technology powered by Xefco, which contains part of the aluminum from recycled Nespresso capsules.

Being up in the mountains comes with significant temperature drops. Mammut, HeiQ and Nespresso have cocreated this high-performance insulation jacket that delivers great heat retention while being breathable, so one can enjoy more time above the tree line.

What makes the Extraordinary Jacket genuinely extraordinary is its ability to retain 20% more heat than a conventional insulation jacket of similar thickness. The innovative HeiQ XReflex 3D aluminized scrim layer reflects the body's heat radiation within the insulation layers, so the wearer doesn’t have to produce more energy to stay warm, resulting in effortless comfort even in harsh and demanding conditions.

In a celebration of Innovation and Swiss identity the three brands Nespresso, Mammut, and HeiQ have joined forces to create the "Extraordinary Jacket".

The Extraordinary Jacket is a testament to Swiss design and innovation. Mammut's super-light Ajungilak® insulation now incorporates HeiQ XReflex technology powered by Xefco, which contains part of the aluminum from recycled Nespresso capsules.

Being up in the mountains comes with significant temperature drops. Mammut, HeiQ and Nespresso have cocreated this high-performance insulation jacket that delivers great heat retention while being breathable, so one can enjoy more time above the tree line.

What makes the Extraordinary Jacket genuinely extraordinary is its ability to retain 20% more heat than a conventional insulation jacket of similar thickness. The innovative HeiQ XReflex 3D aluminized scrim layer reflects the body's heat radiation within the insulation layers, so the wearer doesn’t have to produce more energy to stay warm, resulting in effortless comfort even in harsh and demanding conditions.

adidas TERREX and National Geographic: Aurora Borealis-Inspired Collection (c) adidas AG
20.09.2023

adidas TERREX and National Geographic: Aurora Borealis-Inspired Collection

Following the successful inaugural launch last Spring, adidas TERREX and National Geographic join forces once again with a collection designed to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the Aurora Borealis.

The core images of the Northern Lights, as captured by National Geographic photographers, are interpreted in different ways on different products, taken through different hues and applied in different places per garment. These include:

Following the successful inaugural launch last Spring, adidas TERREX and National Geographic join forces once again with a collection designed to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the Aurora Borealis.

The core images of the Northern Lights, as captured by National Geographic photographers, are interpreted in different ways on different products, taken through different hues and applied in different places per garment. These include:

  • The TERREX Swift R3 GORE-TEX National Geographic hiking boot – Blending the lightweight design and cushioning of a trail running shoe with the stability and durability of a hiking boot
  • The all-gender TERREX National Geographic RAIN.RDY 3-IN-1 Jacket – Combining 2.5L waterproof RAIN.RDY shell and polar fleece inner jackets for elevated protection and versatility with a strong visual design inspired by the northern lights.
  • The TERREX National Geographic Softshell Jacket – A functional and stylish option for any adventure outdoor-seekers may have on their agenda. Reinforced shoulders, chest and forearms provide abrasion resistance.
  • The TERREX National Geographic High Pile Fleece Jacket – The add-on for chilly days in the great outdoors. The Fleece Jacket features reflective elements that ensure visibility and safety in the low lights.
More information:
adidas Outdoor outdoor apparel
Source:

adidas AG

IFM researchers Research Fellow Frank Chen, Research Fellow Marzieh Parhizkar, Research Engineer Amol Patil and Associate Professor Alessandra Sutti. Photo Deakin University
IFM researchers Research Fellow Frank Chen, Research Fellow Marzieh Parhizkar, Research Engineer Amol Patil and Associate Professor Alessandra Sutti.
20.09.2023

Deakin/Xefco: Dyeing jeans without a drop of water

Deakin University has signed a partnership agreement with Geelong-based company Xefco as part of its Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH) to conduct new research to transform how our clothing, including jeans, get their colour.

Jeans are one of the most worn garments in the world, but they are also one of the least environmentally friendly, taking around 75 litres of water to dye just one pair.

Deakin’s work with Xefco is helping to explore if a waterless manufacturing process can replace the water intensive processes the clothing industry has used for hundreds of years. The new technology in development is called ‘Ausora’.

Associate Professor Alessandra Sutti, from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials, said it was exciting to be on the commercialisation journey with Xefco, working with the company to discover what is possible and hopefully reduce the world’s fashion footprint.

“If successful, the Ausora technology, which colours fabrics without the need for large quantities of water, will put us a step closer to more efficient and sustainable clothing manufacturing,” Associate Professor Sutti said.

Deakin University has signed a partnership agreement with Geelong-based company Xefco as part of its Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH) to conduct new research to transform how our clothing, including jeans, get their colour.

Jeans are one of the most worn garments in the world, but they are also one of the least environmentally friendly, taking around 75 litres of water to dye just one pair.

Deakin’s work with Xefco is helping to explore if a waterless manufacturing process can replace the water intensive processes the clothing industry has used for hundreds of years. The new technology in development is called ‘Ausora’.

Associate Professor Alessandra Sutti, from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials, said it was exciting to be on the commercialisation journey with Xefco, working with the company to discover what is possible and hopefully reduce the world’s fashion footprint.

“If successful, the Ausora technology, which colours fabrics without the need for large quantities of water, will put us a step closer to more efficient and sustainable clothing manufacturing,” Associate Professor Sutti said.

Xefco CEO Tom Hussey said the company’s new pilot plant, housed at Deakin in Geelong, will test different materials, including specialised fabrics such as waterproof items like outdoor jackets and jeans.

“This is the first stage of Xefco’s vision for the technology, with the REACH project focused on demonstrating the commercial viability of the technology at pilot scale and developing processes so it can be scaled up for commercial production,” Mr Hussey said.

“Together, Deakin and Xefco will push the limits of innovation and see what is possible.”
Xefco’s pilot plant is co-located with Deakin researchers at ManuFutures, the state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing hub at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus.

Founded in 2018 Xefco now employs 17 people and its products are already making a difference across the world. Its XReflex technology, which reduces consumption of insulation materials, is being used by some of the world’s leading apparel and fashion brands including The North Face.

Backed by a $50 million grant from the Australian Government’s inaugural Trailblazer Universities Program, with industry and university support taking the total project value to $380 million, REACH is facilitating the development of greener supply chains and accelerating business success as markets move from a throughput economy to a circular economy.

Source:

Deakin University

Charity Tennis Tournament hosted by the Alexander Zverev Foundation and WorldChanger BOGNER
13.07.2023

BOGNER: Charity Tennis Tournament hosted by the Alexander Zverev Foundation and WorldChanger

On June 26, 2023, the Alexander Zverev Foundation and WorldChanger founder Robert Laner hosted an exclusive charity tennis tournament at the Bio and Wellness Resort Stanglwirt in Tyrol, Austria.

Based on the motto "helping by playing", 24 top-class athletes and celebrities came together to play tennis doubles for a good cause. Participants in this special event included Olympic champion and two-time ATP world champion Alexander Zverev, actress and presenter Palina Rojinski, influencer & entrepreneur Pamela Reif, soccer world referee Dr. Felix Brych, ski legend Maria Höfl-Riesch, actor Herbert Knaup, rapper Kool Savas, ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer, actor Hans Sigl, tennis legends Barbara Schett and Charly Steeb, soccer world champion Roman Weidenfeller, influencer Younes Zarou, and many more.

On June 26, 2023, the Alexander Zverev Foundation and WorldChanger founder Robert Laner hosted an exclusive charity tennis tournament at the Bio and Wellness Resort Stanglwirt in Tyrol, Austria.

Based on the motto "helping by playing", 24 top-class athletes and celebrities came together to play tennis doubles for a good cause. Participants in this special event included Olympic champion and two-time ATP world champion Alexander Zverev, actress and presenter Palina Rojinski, influencer & entrepreneur Pamela Reif, soccer world referee Dr. Felix Brych, ski legend Maria Höfl-Riesch, actor Herbert Knaup, rapper Kool Savas, ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer, actor Hans Sigl, tennis legends Barbara Schett and Charly Steeb, soccer world champion Roman Weidenfeller, influencer Younes Zarou, and many more.

BOGNER took part in this event and equipped the participants with suitable sports and tennis wear. The collected proceeds of more than 100,000 euros will benefit the Alexander Zverev Foundation, which supports children and young people affected by diabetes. The Alexander Zverev Foundation is helping to raise awareness and acceptance of diabetes within the public discourse, as Alexander Zverev himself is affected by the disease. To wrap up this unforgettable experience, the tennis tournament then evolved into an exclusive Red Carpet evening event. The invited guests met for the award ceremony and a closing speech by Alexander Zverev and Robert Laner on the topic of "Diabetes, the right mindset on the way to the world's best and positive change" at the mountain chalet Hüttlingmoos, directly below the Wilder Kaiser. The grand finale of the day in the mountains was then the outdoor party, again in Hüttlingmoos, with live music from the Fast Boys and star DJ Topic.

More information:
adidas Charity
Source:

BOGNER

(c) PrimaLoft, Inc.
16.06.2023

PrimaLoft, Inc. appoints new Sales Leadership in Europe and reorganizes Territories

PrimaLoft Inc., a leader in advanced material technology, announced the reorganization of its European sales management team. Effective June 1st, Leonardo Loro has promoted to the position of Sales Leader, Europe. Additionally, the company welcomes Mario Vlietinck as the new Territory Manager for France, Benelux & Denmark.

To further streamline operations and maximize opportunities, PrimaLoft is also implementing a territory reorganization to better align existing sales talent with market opportunities. These moves will strengthen the company’s sales strategy in the region.

PrimaLoft Inc., a leader in advanced material technology, announced the reorganization of its European sales management team. Effective June 1st, Leonardo Loro has promoted to the position of Sales Leader, Europe. Additionally, the company welcomes Mario Vlietinck as the new Territory Manager for France, Benelux & Denmark.

To further streamline operations and maximize opportunities, PrimaLoft is also implementing a territory reorganization to better align existing sales talent with market opportunities. These moves will strengthen the company’s sales strategy in the region.

Leonardo Loro will lead the European sales team and report directly to Chris Humphris, SVP, Global Sales. "With over a decade of experience as the sales and marketing manager for the southern European market, including France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Leonardo has demonstrated exceptional skills in building customer relationships and identifying new business opportunities. His invaluable contributions to our sales efforts make him the ideal candidate to lead and elevate our business in Europe", said Humphris. In his new leadership role, Loro will continue to manage brands in Italy and Spain, as well as military sales efforts in Europe.

Mario Vlietinck joins the PrimaLoft team and will be responsible for managing and developing business relationships with PrimaLoft brand partners in France, Benelux & Denmark. Vlietinck brings a wealth of knowledge in sales and the outdoor industry, previously serving as the head of Apparel & Footwear for Katoen Natie, as well as working for brands such as Reebok, Merrell, and Vannese. "Mario’s background in product development, business development, and international sales positions him as a great asset to our company goals,” said Humphris. Vlietinck will report to Leonardo Loro.

Sales Territory Reorganization
Wim Neels, VP of business development for fashion and lifestyle, will be responsible for all Fashion & Lifestyle brands across Europe, with the exception of Italy & Spain, which remain the responsibility of Leonardo Loro.

Bartosz Lassak will expand his territory responsibility to include outdoor performance brands in the United Kingdom, in addition to Eastern Europe and Turkey. He will also handle any opportunities from North Africa, as well as any brands located outside of other European coverage.

Valerie Raths Goesel will oversee the management of all outdoor performance brands in the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland region.

Mats Jengard will remain the territory manager for Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland & Iceland), focusing outdoor performance brands.

Source:

PrimaLoft, Inc.

FIDIVI Tessitura Vergnano S.p.A./ Nabucco 6075 Reale © Foto: Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany GmbH / FIDIVI Tessitura Vergnano S.p.A./ Nabucco 6075 Reale
06.06.2023

Trevira CS at the Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas in Miami

Trevira CS is exhibiting for the first time at CSI Miami (Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas). Taking place on 6 – 7 June, 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, CSI will bring together buyers and suppliers involved in cruise ship interiors, including interior designers, architects, outfitters, shipyards and suppliers.
 
On the Trevira CS stand, visitors can get an idea of the wide range of flame retardant fabrics suitable for use on board cruise ships. 53 fabrics from 20 Trevira CS customers will be on display that either have IMO certification and/or have been tested to the fire safety standards (FTP Code) required in the marine sector. Trevira CS fabrics are inherently flame retardant, meaning that their flame retardant properties cannot be washed out or lost through aging or use. This is due to the chemical structure of the polyester fiber: the flame retardant properties are firmly anchored in the fiber and cannot be altered by external influences. A surface-applied flame retardant finish is therefore not necessary.

Trevira CS is exhibiting for the first time at CSI Miami (Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas). Taking place on 6 – 7 June, 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, CSI will bring together buyers and suppliers involved in cruise ship interiors, including interior designers, architects, outfitters, shipyards and suppliers.
 
On the Trevira CS stand, visitors can get an idea of the wide range of flame retardant fabrics suitable for use on board cruise ships. 53 fabrics from 20 Trevira CS customers will be on display that either have IMO certification and/or have been tested to the fire safety standards (FTP Code) required in the marine sector. Trevira CS fabrics are inherently flame retardant, meaning that their flame retardant properties cannot be washed out or lost through aging or use. This is due to the chemical structure of the polyester fiber: the flame retardant properties are firmly anchored in the fiber and cannot be altered by external influences. A surface-applied flame retardant finish is therefore not necessary.

In the marine sector, the demands placed on textiles are not only high in terms of fire protection, but also with regards to light resistance and durability. This is particularly true for textiles used in outdoor applications. These must be extremely robust, as they are exposed to moisture and sunlight. To meet these requirements, Trevira CS has launched a range of 30 new spun-dyed, UV-stable filament yarns. Besides color depth and durability, spun-dyed yarns offer another advantage: They are more sustainable because the fabrics made from them can be produced in a more environmentally friendly way than textiles that are dyed in one piece or consist of brightly colored yarns. In fabric production, a large share of resource consumption goes to the dyeing and finishing of fabrics as well as the use of chemicals and water. However, with spun-dyed yarns, these processing steps are unnecessary – the yarn immediately comes out of the spinneret in the desired color, reducing the products’ environmental impact.

The topic of sustainability is also taken up in other Trevira CS products. For example, Trevira CS fabrics are available in recycled versions. They consist of fiber and filament yarns obtained in different recycling processes. Filament yarns are produced using recycled PET bottles, they contain 50% post-consumer recycled material. Recycled fibers are obtained using an agglomeration plant and in further processing steps from residual pre-consumer waste from production. They consist of 100% recycled material (pre-consumer recycling). All flame retardant recycled Trevira® products are GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.
Fabrics made from these yarns are marked with the Trevira CS eco trademark. The prerequisite for this is a recycled content of at least 50%. Among the fabrics presented at the Trevira CS trade fair stand are 8 fabrics bearing the Trevira CS eco brand.

The long-term goal in developing sustainable products is undoubtedly to enter a circular economy. For this new path, an innovative Trevira CS product development was launched, producing flame retardant fibers and filament yarns from chemically recycled raw material. In this case, the basic raw material for the chemical recycling was PET bottles, but essentially it could be most any other PET recyclables, such as packaging material or even textiles. Chemical recycling involves depolymerization, a sequence of chemical reactions in which the polymer chains are broken down again into their original components, i. e. the monomers. In a further processing step, impurities are removed. Before the polymerization process is initiated, a small amount of MEG (mono ethylene glycol) is added.

The same technology used to produce the original (virgin) raw material for Trevira CS is also used here. The flame retardant modification is added during polymerization. In this way, the flame retardant properties are indelibly anchored in the polymer.

By recycling valuable materials such as packaging material, waste can be avoided. The raw material obtained from the recycling process is comparable to the original material can be used again in high-quality products.

Source:

Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany GmbH

Foto: Globetrotter/Niklas Voeckler
02.06.2023

Globetrotter stellt „Re:Think Store“ auf der Outdoor by ISPO vor

Mit seinem ersten Re:Think Store in Bonn hat der Hamburger Outdoor-Ausrüster Globetrotter vor kurzem ein zukunftsweisendes Vorreiterprojekt für den Retail an den Start gebracht. Ab dem Wochenende (04. bis 06. Juni 2023) präsentiert das Unternehmen sein Konzept auf dem Sustainability Hub der Fachmesse Outdoor by ISPO.

Auf mehreren Ausstellungstafeln informiert Globetrotter die Besucherinnen und Besucher des Sustainability Hub über das Re:Think-Konzept. Über einen QR-Code können weiterführende, multimedial aufbereitete Informationen über das Projekt abgerufen werden. Im Rahmen einer Führung durch den Hub stellt CSR-Manager Fabian Nendza das Store-Konzept am Montag, den 5. Juni, persönlich vor und ist als Ansprechpartner vor Ort.

Mit seinem ersten Re:Think Store in Bonn hat der Hamburger Outdoor-Ausrüster Globetrotter vor kurzem ein zukunftsweisendes Vorreiterprojekt für den Retail an den Start gebracht. Ab dem Wochenende (04. bis 06. Juni 2023) präsentiert das Unternehmen sein Konzept auf dem Sustainability Hub der Fachmesse Outdoor by ISPO.

Auf mehreren Ausstellungstafeln informiert Globetrotter die Besucherinnen und Besucher des Sustainability Hub über das Re:Think-Konzept. Über einen QR-Code können weiterführende, multimedial aufbereitete Informationen über das Projekt abgerufen werden. Im Rahmen einer Führung durch den Hub stellt CSR-Manager Fabian Nendza das Store-Konzept am Montag, den 5. Juni, persönlich vor und ist als Ansprechpartner vor Ort.

Das Besondere am Re:Think-Konzept: Bei der Einrichtung des neuen Stores wurden fast ausschließlich bereits vorhandene, gebrauchte Materialien verwendet. Von den Regalen über die Vorhänge der Umkleidekabinen bis hin zur Teststrecke für Wanderschuhe und den Schrott-Bären im Eingangsbereich: Das gesamte Inventar des Vormieters Conrad Electronic sowie weitere, gebrauchte Einrichtungsgegenstände und Materialien aus dem Globetrotter-Lagerbestand wurden kreativ weiterverwendet – und damit große Mengen CO2 und Material eingespart. Wie viel genau, das lässt Globetrotter aktuell wissenschaftlich durch die Expertinnen und Experten von EPEA untersuchen. Die Ergebnisse werden in den kommenden Monaten erwartet.

Source:

Globetrotter Ausrüstung GmbH

(c) Hohenstein
In May 2023, Markus Tiemann, Hohenstein Global Head of Retail, had the pleasure of handing over the first quality certificate of its kind to Bernd Brunssen, pictured here on the right, Head of Quality Assurance at Carstensen Import Export Handelsgesellschaft mbH.
31.05.2023

First Hohenstein Quality Label Tested Pet Supplies awarded

To ensure that our four-legged pets are looked after in terms of product safety, quality and durability of their cuddly blankets, cushions or favorite toys, the testing service provider Hohenstein has established its quality label Tested Pet Supplies. In May 2023, Markus Tiemann, Hohenstein Global Head of Retail, had the pleasure of handing over the first quality certificate of its kind to Bernd Brunssen, Head of Quality Assurance at Carstensen Import Export Handelsgesellschaft mbH, located near Hamburg.

The bar for quality products is set high at the globally networked importer and distributor, and the company accordingly commissioned product-testing with Hohenstein testing laboratory from its existing range of dog cushions, toys for dogs and cats, pet transport boxes and food balls for dogs and cats.

To ensure that our four-legged pets are looked after in terms of product safety, quality and durability of their cuddly blankets, cushions or favorite toys, the testing service provider Hohenstein has established its quality label Tested Pet Supplies. In May 2023, Markus Tiemann, Hohenstein Global Head of Retail, had the pleasure of handing over the first quality certificate of its kind to Bernd Brunssen, Head of Quality Assurance at Carstensen Import Export Handelsgesellschaft mbH, located near Hamburg.

The bar for quality products is set high at the globally networked importer and distributor, and the company accordingly commissioned product-testing with Hohenstein testing laboratory from its existing range of dog cushions, toys for dogs and cats, pet transport boxes and food balls for dogs and cats.

The label is designed for the entire range in pet supplies, from chew toys to pet beds, with special attention to the high requirements for textiles. It provides consumers with clear product information on product safety, quality and durability, and also offers pets and their owners security against unwanted residues of chemical substances. Markus Tiemann adds, "To ensure that our four-legged darlings feel completely at ease, we can, depending on the intended use also include additional tests for example chew resistance, scratch resistance, outdoor suitability, water repellency, waterproofness or air permeability and include these in the claim, alongside standard tests."

Source:

Hohenstein

(c) Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding GmbH
24.05.2023

Freudenberg: “Material Health” certification for comfortemp® product series

The thermal insulation in the product series comfortemp® soft HO 80x from Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel (Freudenberg) has achieved Gold status in the Material Health category of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard Version 3.1.

The soft thermal insulation of the HO 80x soft series (HO 803, HO 804, HO 805, HO 806) is made from polyamide 6 wadding and is multiple recyclable in terms of a sustainable circular economy. The wadding is also characterized by high wearing comfort, making it suitable for sustainable applications in the luxury, sportswear and outdoor sectors. Thanks to its construction as roll goods, the wadding does not clump and can endure multiple wash cycles at 40°C.

Certifications by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute are based on testing for hazardous materials in products and processes. Plus, the impact of chemical substances is assessed on the three product life cycle phases: final manufacture, use and end of use. Freudenberg will continue optimizing its products to ensure material safety and quality for future use and cycling.

The thermal insulation in the product series comfortemp® soft HO 80x from Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel (Freudenberg) has achieved Gold status in the Material Health category of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard Version 3.1.

The soft thermal insulation of the HO 80x soft series (HO 803, HO 804, HO 805, HO 806) is made from polyamide 6 wadding and is multiple recyclable in terms of a sustainable circular economy. The wadding is also characterized by high wearing comfort, making it suitable for sustainable applications in the luxury, sportswear and outdoor sectors. Thanks to its construction as roll goods, the wadding does not clump and can endure multiple wash cycles at 40°C.

Certifications by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute are based on testing for hazardous materials in products and processes. Plus, the impact of chemical substances is assessed on the three product life cycle phases: final manufacture, use and end of use. Freudenberg will continue optimizing its products to ensure material safety and quality for future use and cycling.

Source:

Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding GmbH

(c) Justin Reiter
12.05.2023

Olympic Athlete Ester Ledecka starts Collaboration with FIRE+ICE by BOGNER

Performance sportswear brand FIRE+ICE by BOGNER announces an exclusive collaboration with the multi-sport athlete, Ester Ledecka. This 28-year-old made history during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games as the first athlete to win Olympic gold medals in two distinct sports in the same year. Ester has followed her career with winning 24 World Cup races in skiing and snowboarding combined and defending her Olympic gold in snowboarding in 2022.

Ester's athletic spirit runs in the family, with her grandfather being an ice hockey world champion and Olympian. The Czech-born athlete took up skiing at the age of two and added snowboarding to her repertoire just three years later. On top of her performance on snow, she embraces her passion for windsurfing during the summer months.

Her personality and drive for success perfectly align with FIRE+ICE's commitment to outstanding performance, innovation, and adventure. This stylish collaboration blends high-performance Olympic sport with trendy urban performance wear.

Performance sportswear brand FIRE+ICE by BOGNER announces an exclusive collaboration with the multi-sport athlete, Ester Ledecka. This 28-year-old made history during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games as the first athlete to win Olympic gold medals in two distinct sports in the same year. Ester has followed her career with winning 24 World Cup races in skiing and snowboarding combined and defending her Olympic gold in snowboarding in 2022.

Ester's athletic spirit runs in the family, with her grandfather being an ice hockey world champion and Olympian. The Czech-born athlete took up skiing at the age of two and added snowboarding to her repertoire just three years later. On top of her performance on snow, she embraces her passion for windsurfing during the summer months.

Her personality and drive for success perfectly align with FIRE+ICE's commitment to outstanding performance, innovation, and adventure. This stylish collaboration blends high-performance Olympic sport with trendy urban performance wear.

"FIRE+ICE by BOGNER is my go-to outfitter for every occasion. In winter, I'm well protected from wind, cold and wet, and in warmer seasons, I'm fashionably and functionally geared up for surfing. The brand ideally reflects my lifestyle, and I'm excited about the upcoming joint projects", says Ester.

Source:

Willy BOGNER GmbH

(c) adidas AG
21.04.2023

adidas TERREX and National Geographic launch hiking collection

adidas TERREX announces a multi-season collaboration with National Geographic, consisting of high-performance outdoor wear. The inaugural collection is built to celebrate the role of photography in the culture of outdoor sport - as well-equipped hikers turn their ability to explore more places, and spirit of adventure, into stunning content.

To celebrate this relationship, designers at adidas TERREX combed the National Geographic photography archives for stunning stills of some of the most remote yet moving locations on earth, integrated in unique all over prints in a bold new hiking collection. All pieces are unified by National Geographic’s iconic yellow icon.

Places celebrated in the collection include a snow-covered sandstone monocline in Comb Ridge, Utah, a 120-mile-long, north to south stretch that defines the State’s red rock landscape, as well as textured portraits of shale, - captured on the coast of Norway’s northernmost county - highlighting the sedimentary rock’s distinctive formations.

adidas TERREX announces a multi-season collaboration with National Geographic, consisting of high-performance outdoor wear. The inaugural collection is built to celebrate the role of photography in the culture of outdoor sport - as well-equipped hikers turn their ability to explore more places, and spirit of adventure, into stunning content.

To celebrate this relationship, designers at adidas TERREX combed the National Geographic photography archives for stunning stills of some of the most remote yet moving locations on earth, integrated in unique all over prints in a bold new hiking collection. All pieces are unified by National Geographic’s iconic yellow icon.

Places celebrated in the collection include a snow-covered sandstone monocline in Comb Ridge, Utah, a 120-mile-long, north to south stretch that defines the State’s red rock landscape, as well as textured portraits of shale, - captured on the coast of Norway’s northernmost county - highlighting the sedimentary rock’s distinctive formations.

The 51-piece collection includes women’s, men’s, and gender-neutral offerings – all built to equip the wearer in multi-terrain environments:

  • A part of the collection is the RAIN.RDY Jacket; a 2.5L waterproof and seam-sealed outer garment built to facilitate epic adventures. The men’s jacket features a bold print of the shell formations in the Porsanger Peninsula, Norway, while the women’s is inspired by stills of White Sands National Park in New Mexico.
  • A long sleeve shirt is finished with the bold National Geographic yellow icon and reflective details.
  • The TERREX Swift R3 GORE-TEX Hiking shoes offer the peak combination of a lightweight construction and cushioning as seen in trail running shoes with the stability of a hiking boot. Finished in a print inspired by a stunning aerial shot of Earth, the hiking shoes come with a GORE-TEX lining and membrane seal so water is kept out, and a Continental™ Rubber outsole for optimal grip in wet or dry conditions.
  • The WIND.RDY: GET SHELTERED Jacket, with wind-resistant technology and a water repellent ripstop fabric, allows explorers to feel protected and confident in many weather conditions. The men’s and women’s versions come with bold prints inspired by photography including that of sandstone and snow at Comb Ridge, Utah. Smart design features including a bungee-cord enabled adjustable hem, a lightweight fabric and reflective details. Additionally, it features a bold new lenticular logo design that alternates between Terrex and National Geographic from different perspectives – and is made in part with recycled materials.
More information:
adidas Outdoor outdoor apparel
Source:

adidas AG

Eingangsbereich Shop Bild dan-pearlman
06.04.2023

Neuer Store – alte Möbel: Globetrotter eröffnet Re:Think-Store in Bonn

Am 11. Mai eröffnet der Outdoor-Ausrüster Globetrotter seinen neuen Re:Think-Store in der Bonner Weststadt. Das nachhaltige Konzept: Ein großer Teil der Einrichtung des Vormieters Conrad Electronic wurde übernommen und weitergenutzt. Darüber hinaus wird die neue Filiale zahlreiche nachhaltige Angebote, wie eine eigene Reparaturwerkstatt und einen 2nd Hand An- und Verkauf, bieten.

Das Besondere am Konzept: Große Teile des vom Vormieter vorhandenen Inventars wurde weiter-genutzt und teilweise zu etwas völlig Neuem umgewandelt – wie etwa einer großen Bären-Skulptur aus Abfall oder einer Teststrecke für Wanderschuhe, in die nach dem Patchwork-Prinzip alte Materialien verbaut wurden. Ergänzend wurde weiteres, gebrauchtes Inventar aus anderen Globetrotter-Filialen weiterverwendet. Wie genau diese umgewidmet wurden, wird anhand von Schautafeln und Ausstel¬lungsstücken im Store erläutert.

Am 11. Mai eröffnet der Outdoor-Ausrüster Globetrotter seinen neuen Re:Think-Store in der Bonner Weststadt. Das nachhaltige Konzept: Ein großer Teil der Einrichtung des Vormieters Conrad Electronic wurde übernommen und weitergenutzt. Darüber hinaus wird die neue Filiale zahlreiche nachhaltige Angebote, wie eine eigene Reparaturwerkstatt und einen 2nd Hand An- und Verkauf, bieten.

Das Besondere am Konzept: Große Teile des vom Vormieter vorhandenen Inventars wurde weiter-genutzt und teilweise zu etwas völlig Neuem umgewandelt – wie etwa einer großen Bären-Skulptur aus Abfall oder einer Teststrecke für Wanderschuhe, in die nach dem Patchwork-Prinzip alte Materialien verbaut wurden. Ergänzend wurde weiteres, gebrauchtes Inventar aus anderen Globetrotter-Filialen weiterverwendet. Wie genau diese umgewidmet wurden, wird anhand von Schautafeln und Ausstel¬lungsstücken im Store erläutert.

„Der Re:Think Store ist eines der spannendsten Experimente, das wir bei Globetrotter je gewagt haben. Wir wollten den Store so nachhaltig wie möglich gestalten – und nichts ist nachhaltiger, als Materialien zu nutzen, die bereits da sind,“ so Globetrotter CEO Andreas Vogler. „Die große Herausforderung bei diesem Projekt bestand darin, aus einem Elektronikmarkt einen Globetrotter Store machen.“

Entwickelt und umgesetzt wurde das innovative Store-Konzept von dan pearlman und loom shopex¬pansion. „Nachhaltige Ladenbau-Projekte sind Stand heute noch sehr herausfordernd, da innovative Ansätze in einer eher weniger nachhaltigen Branche umgesetzt werden müssen, in der aber gerade sehr viel im Umbruch ist. Der Re:Think-Store ist ein tolles Beispiel, wie die Wieder- und Weiterverwendung von Bestand und Material kreativ in einem nachhaltigen Store-Konzept umgesetzt werden kann. Solche wegweisenden Innovationen sind heute der Ladenbau-Standard von morgen,“ so
Eva Schall, Leiterin des Bereichs Nachhaltigkeit bei loom.

Vergrößerter Store mit erweitertem Angebot
Auf einer Fläche von 2.150m² bietet die neue Filiale auf zwei Etagen deutlich mehr Fläche als die alten Räumlichkeiten in der Vorgebirgsstraße. Damit bieten sie auch mehr Raum für altbekannte Angebote, wie Outlet- und Second Hand, aber auch für neues, wie etwa Shop-in-Shop Flächen der Outdoor-Marken Fjällräven, Rab, Icebreaker und Frilufts. Einen zentralen Anlaufpunkt wird die neue, hauseigene Werkstatt bieten: Hier können Ausrüstungsstücke direkt vor Ort repariert und gepflegt werden. Die sogenannte Clubhütte stellt das Herzstück des Stores dar: Hier kommt die lokale Outdoor-Community bei Workshops und Vorträgen zusammen.

In der neuen, vergrößerten Filiale wird Globetrotter eine Vielzahl neuer Arbeitsstellen schaffen – so¬wohl in Voll- als auch in Teilzeit.

Source:

Globetrotter

28.03.2023

Further promotion of padel in Belgium and the Netherlands

  • Beaulieu International Group and Arenal announce partnership

Padel pioneers Arenal and Artificial Grass specialists B.I.G. are pleased to announce the two companies have signed a long-term partnership to drive the growth of padel in the Belgian and Dutch markets. Over the last two years, padel has been growing exponentially, and as two market leaders, B.I.G. and Arenal are looking to further develop the sport. Arenal is a leading operator of padel courts in Belgium, looking to expand under the leadership of Marc Coucke, while B.I.G. is a leading provider for artificial grass surfaces for padel, ready to market its products under its Act Sports brand.

Today 18 million people play padel worldwide, and in Spain, Portugal and Sweden, there are now more active padel players than tennis players. The same growth is manifesting itself in Belgium and the Netherlands, where the number padel courts installed in the last 2 years has almost doubled.

  • Beaulieu International Group and Arenal announce partnership

Padel pioneers Arenal and Artificial Grass specialists B.I.G. are pleased to announce the two companies have signed a long-term partnership to drive the growth of padel in the Belgian and Dutch markets. Over the last two years, padel has been growing exponentially, and as two market leaders, B.I.G. and Arenal are looking to further develop the sport. Arenal is a leading operator of padel courts in Belgium, looking to expand under the leadership of Marc Coucke, while B.I.G. is a leading provider for artificial grass surfaces for padel, ready to market its products under its Act Sports brand.

Today 18 million people play padel worldwide, and in Spain, Portugal and Sweden, there are now more active padel players than tennis players. The same growth is manifesting itself in Belgium and the Netherlands, where the number padel courts installed in the last 2 years has almost doubled.

For the recently opened 8-court Kerkrade facility, Arenal installed Act Sports' new Score Blue padel grass court. With a brand new textured yarn developed exclusively for padel, this product offers the perfect balance in terms of ball bounce, player comfort and game consistency. It can be used both for indoor and outdoor courts, and provides a high-quality, long-life system with low maintenance requirements.

Source:

Beaulieu International Group