Category: Environmental

Nikwax the First Company in the World to become Carbon Balanced Since its Founding

September 29, 2017 0

    In their 40th year, Nikwax is proud to have balanced all their operational carbon emissions since their start. Maintaining their commitment to conserving and protecting the natural world. As Nikwax celebrates its 40th year as a forward thinking, innovative company, we are also proud to be celebrating the fact that we are the first and only outdoor…

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Nikwax Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Eco-Friendly Product Innovation and Sustainable Practices.

April 22, 2014 0

Nikwax, global leader in high performance, environmentally-friendly waterproofing solutions, has become the first outdoor brand ever to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The award is the most prestigious British environmental award and is testament to Nikwax’s clean waterproofing technology and its commitment to promote sustainable practice. As a winner of The…

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Nikwax demonstrates that high performance outerwear does not depend upon PCF technology

February 12, 2014 0

Nikwax Waterproofing has until now been best known as a world leader for its waterproofing aftercare products. However, Nikwax is now entering the international world of supplying PFC free water-repellent technology to manufacturers of outdoor clothing. Nikwax is launching two new garment component products at ISPO 2014: Nikwax Hydrophobic Down, which is being built into Rab…

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For 2014: Our commitment to environmental stewardship continues

January 7, 2014 0

While science without passion may be dull, passion without science can tilt dangerously toward ignorance. As we enter our 37th year, Nikwax remains as dedicated as ever to backing our passion with science for the good of the environment and your family’s well being. In November 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put…

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Avalanche Awareness: Not just for skiers

February 7, 2013 0

It’s winter, and for most of us that means spending much of our free time on the snow—on skis, snowshoes, snowboards, sleds, or any other contraption with a sliding surface. We’re a cold-climate tribe, like-minded folks who understand the reward of bundling up and pushing our bodies through the elements. As we go, many of…

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The Sustainability of Ski Resorts

January 3, 2013 0

Pure backcountry skiers need only look at their gear’s supply chain and their own tracks in the snow to see the environmental footprint of their fun. For those of us who enjoy the occasional chairlift ride and hot soup mid-mountain, the sustainability of skiing infrastructure becomes more complex. Ski Area Management 101 Most ski areas…

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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…

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