The North Face to Use 100 Percent Certified Down by Fall 2017 


The North Face has committed to the goal of using 100 percent certified and responsibly sourced down across all product lines by Fall 2017. Leading up to this, The North Face will have 30 percent certified down by Fall 2015 and a goal of 60 percent certified down by Fall 2016. In addition, all down used in […]

Online Retail Up 14% in July, Led By Jewelry and Clothing

Shopping in categories like jewelry and watches and apparel helped boost online retail spending 14% in July from a year ago, according to a new analysis by RBC Capital Markets, citing comScore data. That rate was faster than the 10% growth in the second quarter overall, and the 8% increase the prior month. Jewelry led […]

Vargo Unveils Titanium-infused Apparel

Vargo Titanium MensLS-Ti

Utilizing the latest titanium technology, Vargo has infused titanium into outdoor apparel to create a line of tops with enhanced levels of performance qualities. Using light as a catalyst, Vargo TiFusion apparel is self-cleaning and quick drying while reducing odors and increasing UV protection, says the company. According to Vargo, TiFusion apparel has an affinity […]

Feetures Opens Charlotte Office

Running sock brand Feetures is expanding its office space to include a new location in Charlotte, N.C. Located in Charlotte’s Historic South End, the brand’s second office location will serve as the center for sales, marketing, and product development and design. Feetures will continue to provide customer service and distribution from its Conover, N.C. location. […]

Grassroots Announces New President


This summer Roanne Miller announced she would be stepping down as the president of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance after leading the organization since 2009. Miller reportedly left in good standing to spend more time with her family and pursue other personal interests. To fill those shoes, the Grassroots board of directors set up an internal committee, […]