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Protesters hold letters that spell Count Every Vote as they cross an overpass while marching in Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.

Business Features

Property Damage in Portland Leads to 12 Arrests

The city has dealt with violent and criminal acts on a regular basis in recent months.

clock November 5, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Columbia's Black Dot Three Forks jacket.

Financial

Columbia Shuffles Leaders as Third Quarter Shows Improvement

The outdoors brand is focusing more on omni-channel initiatives as future growth opportunities.

clock October 29, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Columbia's Black Dot Three Forks jacket.

Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Omni-Heat Black Dot

The technology captures heat from the sun and traps warmth.

clock October 29, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

The Apollo 11's mission required the workmanship of several companies.

Business Features

Gore-Tex Inventor Robert Gore Dies at 83

Through his lengthy career at the company his parents had started in their basement, Gore was dedicated to innovation.

clock September 20, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Bubba Wallace

Business Features

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Talks Leadership, Social Injustice and Urban Outfitters Deal

The six-time NASCAR National series winner discusses racial inequality and how athletes and brands can help to unify people.

clock September 8, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace

Fashion Scoops

Columbia Sportswear Names NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace an Ambassador

The multiyear partnership marks as Columbia’s first NASCAR driver and team sponsorship with Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet.

clock August 12, 2020Obi Anyanwu

Demonstrators hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland.

Business Features

Portland’s Ongoing Upheaval Causing Further Financial Challenges for Area Businesses

The Portland area is home to 2.15 million residents and major athletic brands like Nike and Columbia Sportswear.

clock July 30, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Protesters march in times square

Human Resources

Fashion Community Takes Steps to Fight Social Injustice

PVH took part Thursday in the National Day of Mourning, which coincides with the memorial service of George Floyd.

clock June 4, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Luke Combs

Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Reopens 30 Stores, Uses Digital Programs to Stay Connected to Customers

The most popular segment in the brand’s Tougher Together series was with singer Luke Combs, which was viewed more than one million times.

clock May 15, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

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Retail

COVID-19 Retail Store Closures

Fashion reacts by temporarily closing stores or reducing hours to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s the complete list of changes.

clock March 17, 2020Kellie Ell

Greenpeace de-tox protest

Business Features

As Europe Moves Closer to Total PFC Ban, U.S. Brands Will Be Forced to Detox

The EU is considering a complete ban on certain chemicals, commonly used in apparel and cosmetics. Some brands will have to make serious supply chain and sourcing changes, as a result.

clock February 20, 2020Cathrin Schaer

Travelers arrive in late January at LAX Airport in Los Angeles amid coronavirus outbreak.

Financial

Coronavirus Sends Ripples Through Fashion’s Supply Chain

The retail industry expects a decline in imports as the outbreak interrupts production in China and beyond.

clock February 11, 2020Sindhu Sundar and Evan Clark

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Business Features

Climate Crisis Behind the Biggest Sportswear Trends at ISPO

At the world’s largest sports business trade fair in Germany, brands and buyers were having a strong reaction to the weather.

clock January 30, 2020Cathrin Schaer

Gert Boyle with her son Tim.

Human Resources

Tim Boyle Named Chairman of Columbia Sportswear

He succeeds his mother Gert who died last November.

clock January 27, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

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Markets

Gert Boyle, Columbia Sportswear’s ‘One Tough Mother’ Gets an All-American Tribute

The life of the late chairman of the outerwear giant was recalled at a memorial service in Portland, Ore.

clock December 7, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

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Global Fashion Agenda Urges Careful Shopping on Black Friday

clock November 27, 2020Eva Kruse

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