Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

The North Face rejects order from oil company: The brand has refused to fill a large jacket order from a Texas oil and gas company, citing environmental principles. [19 News]

Recall alert: Burley has recalled about 780 defective child bike seats that pose an injury risk.

Transitioning out of the Trump era: Biden will almost certainly try to rollback most of Trump’s anti-environmental policies as soon as he takes office. But there’s more he should do than just righting the ship. [Adventure Journal]

Tecnica Group expands leadership team: Rob Phillips has been hired as North American business unit director for Tecnica Footwear.

Outdoor access for vets: A new bill to help veterans access the outdoors has been signed into law. [Montana Standard]

Noise pollution in national park: Olympic National Park in Washington is frequently affected by noise from fighter jets on training flights from a nearby Navy air base. It's time to address the problem, says one conservationist.

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REI ups the ante for vendors: The retailer has updated its Product Impact Standards, setting new sustainability and DEI requirements for vendor companies.

Eddie Bauer expands One Outside program: The brand has added four new community leaders to its group of DEI-focused activist-consultants.  


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Industry Buzz: Columbia share price plummets, Trump opens public lands for logging, the pandemic threatens New England skiing, how to build ethical corporations

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 more

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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

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Industry Buzz: TNF's climate work, Outdoor Research earns FDA authorization, Columbia sponsors NASCAR, plus-size gear, Outdoor Retailer launches design series

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The North Face’s climate efforts: How TNF is stepping up to challenge Patagonia as the leader in business-backed climate advocacy. [CNBC] Outdoor Research earns FDA authorization: The Seattle-based brand is one of only four more

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Industry Buzz: Kind Bars acquired, hiker returns from the brink of death, the case for a new CCC, Sea to Summit expands leadership, analyzing outdoor rec spending

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web KIND acquired: Mars, the maker of Snickers, has announced plans to buy Kind North America, the company responsible for Kind Bars. [The New York Times] Back from the brink of death: A hiker rescued from Mount Rainier this more

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Industry Buzz: How a Biden presidency will affect the industry, a new record on El Cap, man cooks chickens in Yellowstone geysers, CA state parks in danger

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web What comes next for the industry: A look at what a Biden presidency will mean for the outdoor space. [Forbes] New climbing record: Emily Harrington has become the first woman to free climb Golden Gate on El Capitan in under 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: The North Face hacked, Sun Valley named best North American resort, new Emerald CEO, Adidas adds to leadership team, National Park Service sued for $270M

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The North Face hacked: A cyberattack on The North Face has exposed customers’ names, addresses, birth dates, and phone numbers to hackers. [IT World Canada] Sun Valley snags major award: SKI magazine has named Sun Valley more


Industry Buzz: Rose Marcario, MEC in trouble, teaching Black Studies outside, Colorado Blackpackers, ski resorts panic, VF Corp. expands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Rose Marcario on the Facebook boycott: The former Patagonia CEO gives her thoughts on the outdoor industry’s refusal to accept Facebook’s moral lapses. [Fast Company] Will MEC survive the coronavirus? The pandemic might more


Industry Buzz: REI faces criticism, outdoor investments, VF's new retail experience, Nepal to permit climbers, Outerbike cancels events

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI workers speak out: The company is facing criticism over its handling of coronavirus cases as locations reopen across the country. [The New York Times] Invest in outdoor: “It’s hard to go wrong with the great outdoors more