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Breaking Trail: Tal Dehtiar, Oliberté

Breaking Trail: Tal Dehtiar, Oliberté

In this series, we look to our industry leaders for guidance, inspiration and best practices in sustainable business in the outdoor-product space. Breaking Trail is an Outdoor Retailer Series that is powered by Walden Hyde. Here, Walden Hyde speaks with Tal Dehtiar, founder of Oliberté, about Fair Trade and manufacturing in Ethiopia.
Tal Dehtiar

What does sustainability mean to your company?
To us, it means creating sustainable jobs that support the growth of a middle-class economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. We see huge potential for manufacturing in countries like Ethiopia and are proud to be one of the first companies investing here. … Read more ›

inov-8 – Live From OR with Timmy O’Neill

Timmy O’Neill interviews Paul Staudigel of Inov-8 on the stage of Live from OR at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014.

About inov-8:

Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete.

Our belief
We believe in natural running. Natural running involves taking running back to its most innate form, letting nothing alter the natural biomechanics of the foot and body. Natural running relies on the strength of the runner’s feet and legs rather than the cushioning or support of a shoe. The foot controls the shoe, not the other way around.

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Dawn Wall – Live From OR with Timmy O’Neill

We had the privilege of inviting John Long and Kevin Jorgeson to the Live From OR stage show with Timmy O’Neill at Winter Market 2014 to discuss Dawn Wall, the enormous big wall project up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

OR Winter Market 2014 wrapped with marked increases in attendance, brand stories, innovation and inspiration. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we will continue to post videos and images of the show and the industry.

Kevin Jorgeson is a professional climber, instructor, consultant, and Co-Founder/President of Pro Climbers International (PCI). More about Kevin here.

John Long is an … Read more ›

The GoPro Bomb Squad – Live From OR

 

Four friends, Neil Amonson, Marshall Miller, Jesse Hall, and JT Holmes (not interviewed), are the official flight team for GoPro. Professional athletes with their eyes towards the sky. Leading the way in progressive social media, this four-man wing suit team are ultra-intelligent guys who jump out of helicopters and fly to earth.

Since 2008, they have made a living from using GoPro cameras to capture their stomach-dropping jumps and stunts, free-falling from thousands of feet above the ground – what they consider sheer bliss.

“We would be daydreaming about this if we weren’t doing it and there’s something that … Read more ›

Breaking Trail: Matt Reynolds, Indigenous Designs

Breaking Trail: Matt Reynolds, Indigenous Designs

Matt Reynolds, President and Co-Founder Indigenous Designs Corporation

Sustainability is becoming impossible to ignore in the outdoor industry. In this series, we look to our industry leaders for guidance, inspiration, and best practices in sustainable business in the outdoor-product space. Breaking Trail is an Outdoor Retailer Series that is powered by Walden Hyde. Here, Walden Hyde speaks with Matt Reynolds, President and Co-founder of Indigenous Designs Corporation, about making responsible decisions as a values-driven company.

What does sustainability mean to your company? To you personally?
Indigenous is a lifestyle fashion company, and for us sustainability means focusing on more than financial growth of the company—it means … Read more ›