AspectSolar Launches More Efficient EP-60 Solar Panel

Aspect Solar

AspectSolar, the makers of the International CES-Award Winning SunSocket Solar Generator and the EnergyBar 250, announced the launch of its latest solar panel: the EP-60. Spring-boarding off the success of the EP-55, the EP-60 improves upon the lightweight, plug-and-play design of its predecessor, while increasing the efficiency and charging power, says the company. AspectSolar will […]

Mountain Shades Rebrands Under Optic Nerve

Mountain Shades, Inc., the eyewear maker behind Optic Nerve sunglasses and goggles, is rebranding the company as Optic Nerve Eyewear. The company founders says the doing business as Optic Nerve Eyewear will provide a unified corporate voice and widespread brand platform. Coinciding with the corporate rebrand is the launch of a new brand, ONE by […]

CORDURA Brand Collaborates With Leading Designer for Durable Lifestyle Apparel


INVISTA’s CORDURA brand announces its first designer collaboration to showcase the stylish functionality of CORDURA fabrics and celebrate the launch of its new CORDURA Combat Wool fabric collection. Cutting-edge lifestyle and urban fashion designer Alex Valdman will create a multi-purpose jacket and pant that bring together the fashion and functional aspects of durable lifestyle apparel […]

Polar Bottle Research Confirms US Consumers Value USA Made

Polar Bottle USA

Recent research conducted by Boston Consulting Group shows today’s consumers value and place a considerable premium on USA made products. These findings align with a recent study carried out for Polar Bottle by national research firm Research Insights. In this study, 74% of general retail customers said it was “Very important” or “Important” to them […]

Global Footwear Product Safety Guide Released

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) and TÜV SÜD released the first ever Global Footwear Product Safety Guide. The guide covers both chemical and physical testing requirements and suggested protocols for footwear.  Previous FDRA guidebooks only covered chemical testing. The guide provides a concise and tiered approach to understanding exactly what chemicals are used […]