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 towards a better future. So, in the interest of sharing, we want to let you know that we’re with you in trying to make every day Earth Day.

Here we go!

Our Company:

  • ISO 14001 certified
  • 100% carbon balanced
  • Seattle office powered by 100% wind power
  • Contributes to/ partners with:

Conservation Alliance, Save our Wild Salmon, American Alpine Club, World Land Trust

Our Products:

  • Are all waterbased and biodegradable
  • Do not contain propellants, fluorocarbons or VOCs
  • Not persistent in humans or the environment
  • Not tested on animals

And that’s just the beginning. We invite you to read more about our efforts in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report here. Oh the juicy details!

Now, you might ask, why does Nikwax do all these things? Our founder and owner, Nick Brown, has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast. It was his enthusiasm for being outdoors, no matter the weather, that helped inspire him to create his own waterproofing products for his boots. After creating the original formula for Waterproofing Wax for Leather, Nick turned his imaginative mind to apparel. It was around 1980 that the beginning of ‘green thinking’; awareness of ozone depletion and the problems relating to aerosols arose.

Nick Brown with his first ever patent!

In 1983, determined to find new, easy and ‘clean’, ways to waterproof garments, Nick developed an entirely novel approach. Harmful and flammable solvents were replaced with water, and the Nikwax Water-Based Range was created. Nikwax was the first company in the world to produce a range of water-based products for restoring waterproofing in the home.

This commitment to producing safe products of the highest quality still rings true today. We are constantly striving to improve ourselves. We all share Nick’s love of all things outdoors. With that love comes the responsibility to protect it.

Happy Earth Day from the Nikwax Team!

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