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Mon, Aug 28, 2017
Vol 1, Issue No. 33

The Buzz: Volcom, And1, LYCRA, Yonex, Escalade, Nike

Volcom is the official apparel partner of the U.S. Snowboard Team and will outfit Snowboardcross, Slopestyle/Big Air, and Halfpipe team through the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. Athletes will wear the brand at World Cup, World Championship, national events and at official training camps.

And1 signs Fred Van Fleet of the NBA’s Raptors to a shoe deal. The Toronto point guard, who is playing in the brand’s new Attack 2.0 model, is the new face of the brand.

Columbia Sportswear announces that the family of the late Gert Boyle, former chair of the Portland, OR company, will host a Celebration of Life in her honor at the city’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

Cotton, Inc. approves OmniBloq, a stormproof, breathable and durable water repellent technology from Bolger & O’Hearn, that will be utilized on STORM COTTON and STORM DENIM breathable water repellant technology. Both are new brands from Cotton, Inc. designed to combine the natural comfort of cotton with high-performance characteristics normally found in synthetic materials.

Escalade CEO and President David L. Fetherman is retiring but will remain in his senior executive positions until the Evansville, IN company hires a replacement. Before his current role, Fetherman was President of Escalade Sports.

Hanesbrands opens Hanes Closeouts (, an online liquidation marketplace for its Champion, Bali and Maidenform brands, and will ship orders to wholesalers looking to build their inventory from fulfilment centers in NC, SC, CA and VA.

The LYCRA Company receives GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification for its Brazilian-manufactured EcoMade fibers Type 166E and 162E, its first branded spandex made with pre-consumer recycled materials.

Thasunda Brown Duckett.

Nike appoints Thasunda Brown Duckett, 46, CEO of JPMorgan Chase’s consumer banking division, to its board.

Sports Inc., the sporting good buying group with 500+ members, strikes a technology partnership with OrderMyGear that will enable team dealers to receive additional access to pre-released OrderMyGear product features and discounts on various services to provide a more comprehensive ecommerce solution for team dealers. OrderMyGear is an 11-year ecommerce platform that enables its customers to create online stores with personalized apparel and gear for teams, schools and corporations.

Yonex Q3 North American sales rose 1 percent in Yen to the equivalent of $10.06 million. The Japanese company said its regional tennis sales, despite strong sales of strings, were down on lower sales of both racquets and shoes. Badminton sales were flat. A small operating loss was attributed to higher advertising expenses.