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Ceramics study available soon!

A scientific research study analyzing the effects of ceramics on the human body will be available in March! EuroSIMA, OSV, and Sporaltec provided the Université de Savoie’s Physiology and Exercise laboratory (LPE) with financing to conduct the research. The 22 male test subjects recruited for the study endured four 1.5 hour sessions, with 48 hours in between each to recover, for a total of 132 hours of various exercises using sensors and other measurement tools for analysis. For the study, two types of ceramic textiles (printed PA and integrated PE) and the equivalent placebos were tested. The sensors provided enough information to determine the effects of ceramic membranes on the body at both ambient and cold temperatures. The measurement taken include: temperature regulation, muscle oxygenation, skin micro-circulation, perception,  strength, ... Price per company (without VAT): <2 million € annual revenues: Members 500€ / Non-members: 1000€ >2 million € annual revenues: Members 1000€ / Non-members: 1500€ Other organizations: 2000€ For more information: claire@outdoorsportsvalley.org

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OSV helps you to comply with REACh!

REACh is the European Union's set of regulations regarding the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. Manufacturers are responsible for risk assessment and risk management that comes from the use of chemicals and should provide adequate safety information to their users. Our partner SGS, with 80,000 employees across 1,000 laboratories worldwide will provide you with key information and answer your questions during the next sustainability breakfast meeting on Tuesday, March 17, at 08:30, at the "La Maison Pour La Planète" building in Meythet (France) near Annecy. Rates and benefits were negotiated with SGS. OSV members receive up to a 30% discount u on SGS laboratory tests. Learn more about these services in the Member Area on the OSV website. PICTURE ORGANIC CLOTHING would like to share their experience with SGS: "Working with SGS was essential to ensure compliance for our entire product range and to guide our choice of fabrics and materials in accordance with European regulations, as well as to ensure the health of those who produce and who wear products. By reviewing our entire range and testing certain products (and thanks to guidance from OSV), we have even greater confidence in our suppliers."

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Sneak preview for the 2015/16 ski and outdoor apparel winter trends

ASAP, the first major textile event to mark the beginning of this very new year, will take place January 19-20, 2015, to provide European buyers with a sneak preview of the 2015/2016 Winter textile collections and welcome them to the dozens of permanent and temporary showrooms in Annecy and the surrounding area. In order to maximize the time retailers spend in Annecy to discover the latest collections and trends,  more than 60 brands will participate in this year's edition. Several new brands will be a part of ASAP, including Arpin, Capranea, Dakine, Dale of Norway, Devold of Norway, Dynafit, GOLDBERGH, Lafuma, Phenix, Quartz Nature, Rewoolution, Salewa, Skidress ... The highlight of the event will be the cocktail party and evening fashion show that will take place Monday, January 19, at 19:00, at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Annecy. As part of its partnership with ASAP, OSV will showcase mannequins fully clothed with the winter 2016 textile collections for several brands in a corner dedicated to OSV members at the entrance of the ‘Espace Rencontre' meeting center near the Les Glaisins business park in Annecy-Le-Vieux. > Watch the 2014 ASAP video > ASAP

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Great deals through OSV

There's nothing better than a bit of good news to kick off the new year ! The OSV Tool Box has already added something new for 2015, rental services for a professional space to host meetings, to set up a temporary showroom, to put on expos or evening entertainment... Salle des Chapelaines, located just 100 meters for the Les Glaisins business park in Annecy-le-Vieux, offers a pleasant and friendly workspace. The space in their recently renovated building has a surface area of 220m² and a capacity of up to 50 people. Equipped with everything you need (screen, video projector, WiFi, tables, chairs, a bar, coffee maker, refrigerator, mircowave, ...), the space can be rented empty or fully-equipped, with a catering service upon request. Rental fees are 200 € (without VAT) for a 1/2 day, and 300 € (without VAT) for a full day. As an OSV member, enjoy a 10% discount on rental fees (catering not included). For more information, contact Meryl Bertrand: meryl@outdoorsportsvalley.org

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Calendar

ISPO BEIJING

ISPO BEIJING

Wednesday 28 jan - Saturday 31 jan
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SIA SNOW SHOW

SIA SNOW SHOW

Thursday 29 jan - Sunday 01 feb
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European Freeride Festival

European Freeride Festival

Saturday 31 jan - Wednesday 04 feb
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 ISPO MUNICH

ISPO MUNICH

Thursday 05 feb - Sunday 08 feb
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OSV information meeting

OSV information meeting

Thursday 26 feb
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OUTDOOR SPORTS VALLEY - OSV

"Outdoor Sports Valley - OSV" designates both a region and industry cluster dedicated to outdoor sports. This region covers the entire Alps and ecompasses thousands of employees who work in the sports and recreation industries, the headquarters of most outdoor industry companies, and represents one of the planet’s most unique playgrounds.

The Outdoor Sports Valley concept, developed in Annecy in 2009, became an official association in 2010, and a certified industry cluster (Grappe d'Entreprises) in 2011 by the French state (DATAR). Annecy, exceptional geographic and strategic location, is the official capital of the Outdoor Sports Valley.

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