Did you hear?... "Lufthansa Collection" of technical jackets, vests, and shirts

An introduction to the pervasiveness of the Schoeffel branding in Germany came in the Lufthansa "Sky Shop" catalog.

An introduction to the pervasiveness of the Schoeffel branding in Germany came in the Lufthansa "Sky Shop" catalog in a "Lufthansa Collection" of technical jackets, vests, and shirts. Available in the Lufthansa colors of blue and gold, the apparel comes in performance fabrics such as Gore-Tex, Windstopper, and microfleeces.


Did you hear?... Jack Wolfskin introduces technical jacket for kids

Germany's Jack Wolfskin brand has introduced a highly technical jacket for kids that is "CE-certified." That is a European certification that verifies a product complies with a certain standard. In this case, the jacket has reflective tape all around so the wear is visible from ...read more

Did you hear?... Schoeffel sells Klepper

Germany's Schoeffel has sold its women's brand Klepper, as SNEWS® recently said it was considering. Schoeffel, based in Schwabmuenchen, bought the brand in 1996 and as late as February was stating its full support of it as a part of the Schoeffel family. Times change. The new ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

For the week of Oct. 19-25 >> GERMANY -- Aicon Health & Fitness GmbH, the Germany-based European subsidiary of Icon in the United States, has restructured itself in Germany. According to European news sources, Aicon will no longer move forward with agents in the older states, but ...read more

Did you hear?... Falke introduces concept Sock Shop

Socks as destination shop: Falke of Germany introduced a concept Sock Shop last year at Sport Scheck in Cologne and Sport Behrens in Hamburg for its "ergonomic sport system," and the company had a 50 percent increase in sock sales there over the previous year, although it didn't ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Last week, Columbia Sportswear joined forces with authorities in Kuala Lumpur to raid three Malaysian Factory Outlet Stores selling counterfeit Columbia Sportswear apparel, seizing more than 1,400 counterfeit shirts and pants using Columbia labels. The raids took place ...read more

Did you hear?... Meindl unveils its own technical sock collection

German shoe and boat manufacturer Meindl has unveiled its own technical sock collection, with first deliveries expected in February. The company will start with four styles, including the Revolution Teflon, Revolution, Trekking, and a Liner. With this collection, Meindl has cut ...read more

Did you hear?... Schoeffel discusses possible sale of Klepper

Despite Schoeffel CEO Peter Schoeffel proclaiming at an ispo press conference in February how important the woman's brand Klepper is to the company, Schoeffel is now discussing a possible sale of Klepper with "several interested parties," a company spokesman told SNEWS®. "But no ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Settling into our seat last week on a flight home from D.C. for National PE Day lobbying (look for our upcoming story the week of May 11), we hear a hustle and bustle at the door. Olympic gold-medalist sprinter and long-jumper Carl Lewis is rushing in at the last second, also ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Jeff Bowman, of Cascade Designs, informed SNEWS that in-house PR maven Kitty Graham's position has been eliminated, meaning Graham, a 10-year veteran at Cascade is on the market. Graham, a winner of the SNEWS Editor's Voice PR Award in 2001 and runner up in 2002, was, ...read more