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French firm Aqualung launches XSCAPE line of eco-responsible wetsuit

6th May 2021

Aqualung, a designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear, has launched the all new XSCAPE collection. Featuring a 100 per cent neoprene-free wetsuit and a rash guard made from sustainable materials, the XSCAPE line is designed for a variety of water activities and reflects Aqualung’s commitment to innovation, ocean discovery and...

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Hungarian brand 878 launches world's first smart sailing apparel

23rd Mar 2021

The Hungarian brand, 878, has entered the global market for premium sailing apparel with its products that are designed and manufactured in Hungary. These original clothing items address the unresolved issues of professional sailing and combine technological and material innovation to increase the performance of leisure sailors and professional...

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Sweden chemicals company Polygiene adds value to sports brand Descente

3rd Mar 2021

Leading sports brand, Descente, has announced that for the spring and summer season 2021, a number of Descente training products for men and women, with Polygiene Stays Fresh BioStatic Technology, will be sold online and in stores. The focus is set for ongoing business and increasing volumes from this renowned brand, in the Chinese sports market.

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Freudenberg launches new sustainable products for sports

8th Feb 2021

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has launched a new product portfolio for the sports and outdoor market. In addition to the well-known products, the company now offers highly elastic and breathable inserts and tapes for all types of sportswear in the Freudenberg Active Range. Most of the products are made of at least 70 per cent recycled...

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SmartTurf makes athletic turf with Microban technology

4th Feb 2021

SmartTurf, a long-time partner of Microban International, has unveiled athletic turf which uses Microban’s antimicrobial technology. The turf is meant for health and sports clubs, along with athletic arenas. The first athletic artificial turf product with built-in antimicrobial protection addresses heightened concerns around cleanliness and safety.

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Hoka One One unveils new shoe for athletes

18th Jan 2021

Hoka One One, a division of Deckers Brands, has designed and introduced Carbon X 2, a lightweight and propulsive shoe for athletes, which is meant to help them break their own records. To mark the new footwear innovation, Hoka is organising Project Carbon X 2 - 100K world record attempts in the US and Japan by several of its athletes - on January 23.

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Selden improves cruising with carbon furling mast

13th Jan 2021

Selden has recently launched new carbon fibre furling masts for cruising, to provide convenient sail-handling for the meticulous and performance-oriented sailor of a larger yacht. The company, headquartered in Sweden, is a manufacturer of masts, in particular furling masts, which is more a standard than an option with a production cruising boat.

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TVAAG launches ultra-performance herbal activewear

8th Dec 2020

TVAAG has launched the world’s first collection of 100 per cent ethically sourced and sustainable plant-based activewear naturally dyed with 24 ayurvedic herbs. Founded in P.E.I in 2020, plant-based activewear start-up TVAAG uses a combination of Indian traditional textile manufacturing principles and modern fabric technology in sustainable fashion.

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Altexa and GHS launch HDry brand in North America

11th Sep 2020

Altexa and GHS Holdings have announced the launch of the HDry brand in North America. HDry is the most advanced technology for waterproofing outdoor products through direct (3D) lamination of a waterproof/breathable membrane. Altexa is the market leader in cutting-edge technologies for the production of waterproof and breathable shoes, gloves, and...

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