Month: November 2012

Nikwax Supports Recent Greenpeace Report to Ban Harsh Chemicals

November 13, 2012 1

A recent study by Greenpeace reports on levels of perfluorinated compounds (also known as PFCs) used in the production of outdoor apparel. PFCs are bio-persistent chemicals that are linked to a range of human health problems (see selected bibliography for studies). Many companies use PFCs to add water repellent finishes to apparel and gear. Nikwax has been arguing against the use of…

By cmrandall1

Winter Hibernation for Summer Gear

November 6, 2012 0

Winter is officially here, which means it’s time to rotate goods in the gear closet. How many of us just want to throw our used summer gear aside with excitement to reconnect with our snow gear?  And, how many of us hear Mom’s voice ringing in our heads…”put it away clean!”? Oh mother, how you…

By cmrandall1