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Welcome to the Nikwax News Center

As well as company and community news, there is a comprehensive listing of events and exhibitions that Nikwax will be attending in the coming months.

Nikwax® is Green to the Core!

For the third consecutive year, Nikwax® has received a highly regarded Sunday Times Best Green Companies award, which goes to companies that are recognised as visionaries of sustainable, environmental business practices. Nikwax® was founded in 1977 with environmental responsibility as one of its main principles, and continues to lead by example with its staunch environmental policies. Nikwax is the only outdoor company to be honoured with the prestigious award. Nick Brown, Ni... Click here to read the full story 22/06/2011

Where are my Nikwax instructions?

We recently switched all of our products in North America to dual language (English and French) labels. With this switch we had to fit more words on the label. In order to do so, we had to make some of our labels peel and read. Here’s a handy guide on how to find the instructions! ... Click here to read the full story 02/02/2011

Help Haiti, Send a Tent.

3 MONTHS AFTER HAITI QUAKE A DESPERATE NEED FOR SHELTER REMAINS Although many charitable organizations have sent tons of food, clothing, and medicine to help Haitians, victims of the earthquake desperately need shelter and they need it right away. It is estimated that about 1.3 million people were left homeless, and only 40% of those have received shelter. The United Nations and several int... Click here to read the full story 11/05/2010

Washing Winner!

At the end of 2009 we ran competitions in the UK, Switzerland, Poland and Germany to win 4 top of the range Siemens washing machines with a specific outdoor programme to wash and waterproof outdoor clothes. Almost 6500 people entered - thank you to the 5412 of you who entered in the UK alone! The lucky winners were Morris Don from Louth in Lincolnshire; Tomasz Brodewicz from Gdynia in Poland; Mara Diederich from Berlin in Germany and Karen Boucher from Blonay in Switzerland. There were also ... Click here to read the full story 16/03/2010

Bellwether Grant

Nikwax Alpine Bellwether Grant Results Are In   In early 2009, Nikwax underwrote a grant through the American Alpine Club to study the impacts of global warming in high alpine environments. Tracie Seimon, a PhD at Columbia University, was awarded one half of the grant. She has just announced her results. Seimon is a member of a team that has been studying the effects of global climate change in... Click here to read the full story 09/02/2010

Romp to Stomp

Nikwax a Sponsor for Romp to Stomp Snowshoe Series Nikwax is a proud sponsor of the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®. The series has engaged more than 16,000 people in the sport of snowshoeing and raised nearly ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®! Modeled after the highly successful Race for the Cure®, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer consists of a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race. The event has grown eve... Click here to read the full story 09/02/2010

Eco Guide 2010

Eco Guide 2010 from Country Walking and Trail Nikwax has been recognised as one of the most environmentally sound companies in a survey of almost 1300 walkers. The Eco Guide 2010 (published with Country Walking and Trail magazines) lists Nikwax 3rd, as voted by 30% of those surveyed. All the other companies in the top 10 are clothing manufacturers. The survey als... Click here to read the full story 24/12/2009

Mountain Rescue SARDA

Mountain Rescue SARDA Lake District Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) is an organisation for air scenting search and rescue dogs for Mountain Rescue in the UK. (There are other SARDA groups in England, Wales, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Ireland).  Karen Frith volunteers in the Lake District and has given us a bit of an insight into her am... Click here to read the full story 23/12/2009

How to be Dry

How to be Dry Whether you’re planning to go out on the hill, up a rock face or preparing to battle to the January sales, be sure to get your outdoor kit ready to face the extremities. Nikwax, of course, have the solution… Tech Wash will get rid of chalk marks in addition to its ability to clean outdoor clothes and ... Click here to read the full story 23/12/2009

Nikwax achieves the ISO 14001 certificate for environmental awareness

ISO 14001 – the industry standard for excellence in environmental management – has been awarded to Nikwax following 18 months of hard work and focus. It applies to environmental aspects over which an organisation has control and can influence, and to achieve the accreditation some of the steps Nikwax took are: increased recycling lines; decreased waste to landfill; increased its use of renewable energy to a massive 95% and reduced gas consumption by 21%. After a really concerted effo... Click here to read the full story 14/07/2009

Nikwax in The Sunday Times Green List 2009

The Sunday Times names Nikwax as one of Britain’s 60 Best Green Companies in its second annual Green List. Nikwax is the only outdoor company to appear in this year's list. The list is a definitive guide to businesses with the most radically improved environmental performances. While there are many e... Click here to read the full story 26/05/2009

NIKWAX revamps the original: Waterproofing wax for leather

Thirty years ago, Nick Brown produced what many regarded as the best waterproofing wax in the world for leather boots. This brand-launching product set the standard world-wide for performance waterproofing, established Nikwax as a category leader, and has... Click here to read the full story 17/02/2009

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation confirms Nikwax contains Zero fluorochemicals

In recent tests commissioned by The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Nikwax is the ONLY company manufacturing aftercare products found to contain ZERO levels of fluorochemicals.   The fluorinated chemicals were found at significant concentrations throughout a range of well know competitor brands tested and were shown to be persistent in human tissue. This ... Click here to read the full story 11/10/2007

Nikwax Becomes Carbon Balanced through Conservation and Offsetting with the World Land Trust

At Nikwax, we passionately believe in producing safe, effective products and we take care to avoid using components that have health or environmental concerns. We continue to reduce our carbon footprint by improving our working practices, but, like all manufactur... Click here to read the full story 09/10/2007

Enjoy Fresh Smelling Sandals This Summer, Thanks to NEW Nikwax® Sandal Wash

Say goodbye to stinky sandals this summer and hello to the fresh smell of NEW Nikwax® Sandal Wash. Nikwax® Sandal Wash is a sponge-on cleaner for san... Click here to read the full story 01/06/2007

Nikwax® Launches New Category of Aftercare Cleaner

Nikwax® launches new category of aftercare cleaner at ISPO 2007, Stand B5 - 226A Nikwax&rsqu... Click here to read the full story 25/01/2007

Nick Brown Presents 'Climate Change in the Mountains - its significance for your business'

Following Nick Brown’s presentation on Climate Change at this July’s Outdoor show in ... Click here to read the full story 31/07/2006

Nikwax® launches UV Proof

UV Proof™ is the only aftercare product in the Outdoor trade that combines water-repellency with increased fabric strength, increased resistance to UV degradation, and reduced colour fade, in one very easy to use product. Just one application of UV Proof will double the useful life of a fabric. UV light has several effects on fabric. Most obvious is colour fade. More important is the unseen damage done to the actual strength of the fabric fibres. A lightweight ... Click here to read the full story 01/08/2004

Outdoor company wins prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2004

Nikwax ® Waterproofing gains the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise, International Trade 2004 Nikwax ® Waterproofing, based in Wadhurst, East Sussex (UK) has been awarded the prestigious accolade of The Queen's Award for Enterprise, International Trade 2004 . With nearly 63 % of its turnover, supplying some of the world's leading outdoor manufacturing companies, the company is fast expanding with a network of 36 export partners which h... Click here to read the full story 14/04/2004

Winner of the National Languages for Export Award

Local company wins prestigious national award Nikwax ® Waterproofing wins the National Languages for Export Awards, 2003 hosted by The Rt Hon. David Mellor PC, QC Nikwax ® Waterproofing, based in Wadhurst, East Sussex, has been awarded the prestigious accolade of the National Languages for Export Awards 2003. Just four weeks earlier the company had celebrated its win in the London and South East Languages for Export Awards; t... Click here to read the full story 03/12/2003

Winner of the London and South East Regional Languages for Export

Local company wins the London and South East Regional languages for Export Awards, 2003Nikwax ® Waterproofing, based in Wadhurst, East Sussex, has been awarded the prestigious accolade of London and the South East Regional Company Languages for Export Awards. The company, which produces a range of aftercare cleaning and waterproofing solutions for clothing, footwear and equipment is delighted to have won the South East regional award. Corine ... Click here to read the full story 03/08/2003