Recently we announced our partnership with the non-profit Adventures Without Limits (AWL), an organization dedicated to using the outdoors as an experiential learning tool to enhance the lives of youth, families, and adults with special needs in the greater Portland metropolitan communities. We will provide ample supplies of product to
End of Summer Sandal Overhaul
I know it’s been awhile since our last post, but, you see, it’s been sunny in Seattle. We’ve only gotten a handful of sunshiney opportunities to get out on the water and up in the mountains and, well, we know you understand. Anyway, the end of summer approaches (as evidenced
BIG things happening at Outdoor Retailer!
You could say that Outdoor Retailer is the Superbowl of the Outdoor Industry. Or maybe the New York Fashion Week… with a side of Mardi Gras. At any rate the conference and tradeshow, which will take place August 4-6 in Salt Lake City, Utah, happens twice a year. It is
Not JUST for Outdoor Gear
The Situation: After a weekend walking around in Seattle’s poor rainy excuse for a summer, I noticed that my favorite black flats were covered in white marks. The marks look not unlike the stains that are common from road salt in the winter – and like road salt stains, these
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 recognized 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
Happy Earth Day!
We here at Nikwax get all warm and fuzzy inside on Earth Day. It’s always so touching to see people from across the globe coming together to help make the world a better place. We enjoy all the attention that Earth Day brings to topics like conservation, responsibility, and working
Reuse again and again and again! Nikwax for the whole family
We at Nikwax know that outdoor adventurers come in all ages and sizes AND that keeping all those little fast-growing trail-monsters outfitted can be both a logistical and an economic challenge. Then there’s the environmental impact of discarding all those tiny boots and mittens! Not to worry, parents, Nikwax can
You probably don’t need those new boots! How to care for your shoes to make them last.
Footwear, as we all know, takes a lot of abuse. Even so, it has always broken my heart a little to see even my most worn-out (yet beloved) shoes relegated to the trash bin. But, what else can you do? They’re toast, right? Wrong. A boot or shoe is made
You Don’t Need a New Jacket!
You may know this story. You buy a brand new jacket. It is shiny and wondrous. You love your new jacket. You go places together, and it keeps you dry and toasty. Time passes, as it inevitably does, and suddenly your jacket is no longer shiny. As a matter of
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rewaterproof
Happy Earth Week! In honor of our esteemed planet, this week we will be offering up tips to help reduce your footprint. Every little bit helps, so grab your Nikwax and follow along! These tips will not only help the earth, but your wallet as well! It’s a win for