Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Columbia struggles: The brands’ share price plummeted 16 percent this week. [The Oregonian]

New public land threat: The Trump administration has opened Tongass National Forest to logging. [Adventure Journal]

Covid vs. the ski industry: An examination of how the pandemic will affect New England ski resorts this winter. [Boston Magazine]

Building better corporations: If we want all companies to adhere to the ethical standards of a business like Patagonia, we need laws to enforce it. [Fast Company]

DEI mentoring: Applications are now open for Camber Outdoors’ Ann Krcik Professional Mentoring Program, a “cross-industry DEI mentoring initiative advancing inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplaces.”

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The Big Gear Show is on: The new trade show has released details about its summer 2021 event.

Meet Alder Apparel: The Kickstarter-funded brand is working to bring true authenticity and inclusion to women's outdoor apparel.

The North Face invests in DEI: The brand has pledged $7 million to its diversity grant program and formed a new council of experts to steward the money.

Access Fund expands board: The organization has welcomed four new members to its board of directors.

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Industry Buzz: Tommy Caldwell says Trump will "ruin rock climbing," The North Face invests $7M in diversity, REI opens used gear pop-ups, virus outbreak at L.L.Bean

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Tommy Caldwell bashes Trump: The president is going to “ruin rock climbing,” the pro climber wrote in a recent op-ed. [Rock and Ice] The North Face invests in diversity: The brand has put $7 million into a new initiative more


Industry Buzz: Rossignol changes leadership, Trump undercuts the Great American Outdoors Act, Vista Outdoors boosts sales, Colorado reintroduces wolves

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Rossignol gets new CEO: The company will transfer its leadership from 16-year chief executive Bruno Cercley to Vincent Wauters in Q1 of 2021. GAOA threatened: The Trump administration is already undercutting the more

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Industry Buzz: Gear inclusivity, improving safety on Everest, Trump nominee to be withdrawn, the gaiter debate, REVEAL conference announced

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web' Goals for gear inclusivity: Women’s gear has come a long way since its earliest days, but we still have a long way to go to make it fully inclusive. [Condé Nast Traveler] Improving safety on Everest: A new piece of more

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Industry Buzz: A ski shop's final week, legislation to watch, Trump's year-long attack on public lands, #MerrellMagic, and more.

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Industry Buzz: VF Corporation, representation on public lands, Climbing for Change, interview with Newell CEO, stay safe flying

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web VF’s social consciousness: The parent company of The North Face and Smartwool snagged the top spot on Barron’s List of Most Socially Conscious Companies. Representation on public lands: Surveys of national parks show that more


Industry Buzz: Patagonia and Columbia vs. Trump, Dakine relocates, OIA board election, remembering Sally Shankland

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Patagonia and Columbia take on Trump: The two brands have teamed up to support a lawsuit challenging the White House’s assault on environmental protection. [Outside Online] Dakine makes hard choices: The brand is closing more


Industry Buzz: Appalachian Trail pipeline, Just Add Water, the dirtiness of fleece, Canada Goose, Access Fund

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A pipeline through the Appalachian Trail: The Supreme Court has reached a decision that will allow a natural gas pipeline to run below part of the Appalachian Trail. [Adventure Journal] Just Add Water Project: A new more

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Industry Buzz: REI anticipates shopping changes, preventing sexual assault outdoors, public lands funding deadline, bring back the CCC, Paddling Life gets a rebrand

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI braces for changes: The retailer is anticipating big shifts in how customers spend their dollars this winter and holiday season. [KHQ] The duty of the bystander: An examination of the ways men are responsible, as more

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Industry Buzz: Ski resorts prep for a pandemic season, the GAOA's impact, helping BIPOC youth get outside, RAB and Lowe Alpine team up, repurposing your Patagonia vest

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web' Ski season contingency plans: The town council of Breckenridge, Colorado, met this week to discuss ways to entice winter tourists that don’t involve skiing, in case the pandemic shuts down resorts again. [Summit Daily] more