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A new, damning report by the Sydney Morning Herald has shown that the Australian surfwear giant Rip Curl has produced and sold millions of dollars worth of clothes manufactured under “slave-like” conditions in North Korean factories since at least 2014.

According to an investigation by Fairfax Media, workers at the Taedonggang Clothing Factory near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang were contracted to make some of Rip Curl’s 2015 winter range of clothing despite   …  More

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Someone once said: “the things you own end up owning you.” Actually, that intro might be dressing it up with profundity. It could have been Tyler Durden in Fight Club. But regardless of the source, is this not strikingly tragic in the case of relationships between surfers and the brands that claim them?

Take Andy Irons as the most recent and tragic example. He will forever be synonymous with  …  More

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Surf and skate wear retailer Quiksilver expects to emerge from bankruptcy around February 8 after a US court approved a $US600 million ($848 million) refinancing overnight.

Quiksilver said its Plan of Reorganisation — under which US-based private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management will take control of more than 90 per cent of its shares — has been confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The plan was supported by the company’s major stakeholders, including an official committee of unsecured creditors.

“This is an important milestone in the evolution of Quiksilver and  …  More

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