Archive for 2019

  • Finisterre become first fashion brand in the world to collaborate with Aquapak, a 100% water soluble plastic bag which breaks down harmlessly into non-toxic biomass in soil and sea.

    By SGB outdoor on 14/10/2019
    Since day one, Finisterre has taken a pioneering approach to make better and more sustainable products, challenging and innovating, seeking alternatives to what has gone before. Each year, it’s estimated that 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in our oceans[1], this is why Finisterre believe that single-use is no use and in 2018 they made a commitment to […]
  • Kathmandu announces acquisition of Rip Curl and Equity Raising

    By SGB outdoor on 14/10/2019
      • Kathmandu has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100% of Rip Curl Group Pty Limited (“Rip Curl”) for A$350 million (NZ$368 million), representing 7.3x EV / FY19 pro forma normalised EBITDA (excluding proportional EBITDA contribution of minority interests not being acquired)1.  • Rip Curl is an iconic global surf brand and action sports company born in Bells […]
  • Monty Halls Adds to Celebrity Line Up at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019

    By SGB outdoor on 04/10/2019
    Adventurer, broadcaster, author and travel journalist Monty Halls, joins the prestigious line up of celebrities including Helen Skelton, Michaela Strachan and Matt Allwright making guest appearances at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham in October.  Monty, who will make a guest appearance on Thursday 17th October, shot to fame due to his three hugely popular BBC […]
  • SMARTWOOL SUPPORTS FRIENDS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT FELL CARE DAYS THIS “SOCKTOBER”

    By SGB outdoor on 04/10/2019
    SOCKS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE October 2019: Smartwool launches “Socktober” – a charitable project that raises funds to help Friends of the Lake District Fell Care Days. After a hugely successful Socktober campaign in 2018, Smartwool – the Merino wool active apparel brand – is proud to announce its partnership with Friends of the Lake District for this year’s campaign. […]
  • CRAGHOPPERS SUPPORTS TAKING MOVIES ON THE MOVE

    By SGB outdoor on 04/10/2019
    Explorers worldwide can now download an app for free and take movies on the move – perfect for that plane journey or rainy nights in the campervan! The Discover Film App features short films, some of which have been shortlisted for the Craghoppers Film Prize. Craghoppers partnered with Discover Film in 2018 to encourage, recognise and reward short filmmakers from […]
  • Hilltrek Ventures Into Organic With Ventile®

    By SGB outdoor on 04/10/2019
    Growing demand for organic and sustainable cotton prompts Scottish outdoor clothing brand, Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing to launch their first complete capsule collection created exclusively from Ventile® high-performance organic cotton. Designed with outdoor pursuits in mind, the range is made entirely in organic Ventile®. The collection comprises of both menswear and womenswear ranges including jackets, shirts and trousers and has been […]
  • COTSWOLD OUTDOOR TO PROUDLY SUPPORT BBC CHILDREN IN NEED

    By SGB outdoor on 27/09/2019
    Cotswold Outdoor is proud to support the Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need, inspiring customers to get outside and walk together to change young lives. Cotswold Outdoor is also supplying the official Countryfile Ramble Bobble Hat and Buff for this year’s appeal. The hats will be sold at £10.00 in-store and online at Cotswold Outdoor. £4.10 from the price […]
  • Outdoor women’s brand raises £350k in angel funding

    By SGB outdoor on 27/09/2019
    A fast-growing clothing brand with a mission to become the ‘Levi’s of the women’s outdoor-wear market’ has raised £350,000 in a funding round led by Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels), the business angel network. ACAI Activewear was started by husband and wife team Joe and Kasia Bromley with a sewing machine on their kitchen table. The funding will allow […]
  • Climate crisis comment from Nick Brown

    By SGB outdoor on 27/09/2019
    Nikwax, Páramo and Nick Brown, have spent 42 years working towards combating climate issues. This has included commentary, philanthropy and driving tangible change within the outdoor industry, and within our brands. “It was fantastic to see so many people take to the streets for #ClimateStrike. Human industrial activity emits huge amounts of CO2, contributing to climate change and long-term environmental damage. […]
  • Tilley, TW2H, HARRIS TWEED CLASSIC WINTER HAT, NEW FOR AW19

    By SGB outdoor on 27/09/2019
     Tilley is recognised worldwide for its iconic and classic hat designs which not only look good but also perform to the highest of standards and winter 2019 is no exception.  Tilley’s Classic Harris Tweed Winter hat is made of beautiful warm authentic Harris Tweed and comes with the Tilley’ lifetime’ guarantee.  Made from 100% Wool, which is naturally warming and […]