Author Archive | Amy Jurries

Eddie Bauer to File for Bankruptcy?

After a big marketing push for their new First Ascent mountaineering line, it looks as though Eddie Bauer may be filing for bankruptcy protection this week. According to Bloomberg, a final decision has not yet been made. During the economic downturn, the retailer has seen a dramatic sales decline, mountain of losses and as a […]

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Bike Your Drive Application Explosion

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned Patagonia using the commuter management platform from Goose Networks. Now it seems that everyone is looking to offer some sort of bike commuter application. REI recently launched a customizable Bike Your Drive iPhone application that allows users to view their biking progress, pinpoint and save their bikingmileage, upload geotagged photos to […]

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Quiksilver Financial Restructuring Plans

  Quiksilver, Inc. announced yesterday a major financial restructuring plan that includes a Private Equity loan as well as a bank credit facility. The Company secured a $150 million 5-year term senior loan from international Private Equity house Rhone Group with offices in New York, London and Paris. In addition, Bank of America and GE Capital have […]

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Cocona Fabrics Coconut Carbon

  One of the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch, Boulder based Cocona Fabrics is an avid inventor of natural technologies used in and on fabrics. In 2005, the original Cocona fabrics were launched using natural carbon fiber derived from recycled coconut shells. In late 2008, the company introduced Cocona Minerale fabrics, which used volcanic minerals. Cocona fabrics and yarn were […]

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Nuwa Textiles Ultra Abrasion Resistance

  Nuwa Textiles recently introduced a patent pending coating called NuHyde, increasing abrasion resistance in fabric by over 450% of conventional polyurethane coatings. When fabric yarns are fused with NuHyde treatment, its high viscosity content creates an additional puncture-resistant barrier on the surface of the fabric without compromising the existing tear and tensile strength of […]

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