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- Picture Organic Clothing and Almo Films just dropped a new kind of ski film. "Shelter" is full of ski stoke, but also a sobering look at the recent changes the Alps have endured as a result of climate change. The movie will play at select retailers and theaters in the U.S. the month of October, with the digital release in December
- Another ski movie: Tickets for Warren Miller's 70th film "Timeless" went on sale today. Watch the trailer here and then get your tickets here.
- Glacier could collapse: Italian officials evacuated huts and closed roads around the Grandes Jorasses mountain on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif due to the threat of the Planpincieux collapsing.
- Dream job: BACKPACKER is hiring a team of two ambassadors and hosts for the 2020 Get Out More Tour. Travel the U.S. for six months while sharing your passion for hiking, camping and backpacking? Yes, please. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.
- Diamond Brand Gear helped launch an industrial sewing program for Western North Carolina sewing manufacturers. The program is just one part of the brand’s efforts to revive the art of sewing that used to permeate the area.
- New Mexico leader: Axie Navas, a former editor at Outside, was tapped to head up the state's Office of Outdoor Recreation. She started on Monday.
- Kudos to these rad women: Title Nine this weekend announced winners of the second annual Movers and Makers Pitchfest. They are Mina Yoo and Heroclip; Amelia Leme and Mana Threads; Cassie Abel and Wild Rye. Emily Trower-Young of Em & El Organics was also named a runner-up winner for an in-store partnership with Title Nine.
- New logo: VF Corporation has undergone quite the transformation with its move to Denver and its spin off of its jean business into an independent, publicly trade company. This week, VF is updating investors on its retail-centric growth strategy. To celebrate its 120th year, the corporation revamped its logo.
- Renewable energy goals: Decathlon this week signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, a U.N. Climate Change initiative aiming to bring together representatives from the clothing and fashion sector to bring the sector in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Decathlon hopes to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2026 in all stores and warehouses, as well as 100 percent of new Decathlon products eco-designed in 2021.
- New partnership: Spinnova, a fiber company in Finland, and Bergans of Norway are now working together to produce sustainable outdoor clothing.
- A worthy read: "Why Are Tibetans Still Burning Themselves Alive?" by Tracy Ross