Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
Amazon and YETI sue counterfeiters: The companies have teamed up to bring a lawsuit against two San Diego residents who allegedly ran a scheme selling counterfeit YETI products on Amazon.
Gear shop raises $300K for charity: Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, California, raised a vast sum of cash for local nonprofits this fall through its Winter Speaker Series, an annual event that features talks by outdoor legends like Lynn Hill, Jeremy Jones, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, and Emily Harrington. [SF Gate]
Trail runner dies in the Alps: Professional trail runner Andrea Huser fell to her death in the Swiss Alps last weekend. [Outside Online]
Another Kickstarter success story: A fireproof jacket from Trekka Designs received $10,000 in just 10 hours and has already raked in more than $100K in support. The campaign still has three weeks to go.
Give back while stocking up: Replenish your camping supplies by stocking up on Good To-Go camping meals this month. Through the end of December, the company will donate one meal to a food bank for every two meals purchased online.
Our new litter problem: Increased outdoor participation during the pandemic has come with some drawbacks—among them an uptick in on-trail littering. How can we solve the problem? [BACKPACKER]
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Todd Spaletto's new project: The former global president of The North Face has been tapped to lead the new outdoor concept stores from Dick's Sporting Goods.
Patagonia pushes used gear: The company's new "Buy Less, Demand More" campaign prompts customers to consider secondhand alternatives to new gear.
Sustainable packaging: The reusable packaging service RePack helps companies reduce their carbon footprint while building brand affinity.