Tag: Europe

International Olympic Committee Announces $2 Million Dollar Fund to Aid Refugees, Using Sports to Help Young People in Need


The refugee crisis across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East is forcing organizations and businesses to do things differently based on humanitarian needs. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stepped in during times of crisis before with various programs to help those in need. Last week, the IOC today announced a $2 million dollar fund […]

Freitag Bags Launches Design-a-Truck-Tarp Designer Competition for Re-purposing Tarps into Designer Bags


Freitag is one of the early adopters of recycling and upcycling ever since the founders, brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag, based in Zurich, first started making bike messenger bags out of recycled old tires. Over the years, a main source of their fabric is old truck tarps. Frietag likes to call the various street materials […]

Ticket to Ride Pro Snowboarding Publishes World Snowboard Tour Calendar, Plus What’s in Store for New Season


There has been a great deal of discussion and negotiations since the Ticket to Ride (TTR) General Assembly in Barcelona in May, 2014. Some things have worked out for the snowboarding competition scene, and others have not. First, based on four event categories, Elite, International, National and Regional, the new tour structure provides more transparency […]

Pharrell Launches Another Collab with His Bionic Yarn, G-Star RAW for the Oceans

PHARRELL WILLIAMS Curates Collaboration Between BIONIC YARN and G-STAR Turning Ocean Plastic into Denim

Pharrell William’s has been on a collaboration frenzy these past few months, but one of greatest collabs is his sustainably driven Bionic Yarn. Later this month, during Pitti Uomo, G-Star RAW for the Oceans collection will collaborate with Bionic Yarn to create a new collection which will be available first in various Italian stores before […]

Zumiez Buys European Retailer Blue Tomato for 59.5 Million Euros


Blue Tomato, a well-known European action sports retailer based out of Austria, has been purchased by U.S. based Zumiez today, June 19, 2012 for 59.5 million Euros, with an agreement for an additional 22.1 million Euros contingent on future payments based on performance over the next 3 years. Part of a move to expand into […]

European Trade Show Updates: Bench Skips Bread & Butter; Panorama Cancelled; Flip, Trade Show for Streetwear, Action Sports Springs to Action


The effects of the economy have taken a particularly hard toll for European fashion trade shows and brands, but at the same time, with such challenges, redefined new markets and opportunities have risen that may not have been available before. First, Flip, a new trade show for action sports, urban, and streetwear, created by Moda, […]

European Fashion’s Downturn Effects Abercrombie and Fitch


Abercrombie & Fitch reported unaudited results which reflected net income of $3.0 million for the thirteen weeks ended April 28, 2012, compared to net income of $25.1 million for the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2011. Mike Jeffries, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., said: “While we are […]

The Decline of the Action Sports Lifestyle -A Wake-up Call to an Industry That Still Thinks Its Hot

Comparing youth consumer insights over 9 years, Label Networks reveal which demographics, brands, and retailers are in decline and why, plus which sports and lifestyles are poised to pop.