Floating garbage islands in the sea, birds and fish dying with bellies full of plastic, beaches littered with plastic – we know the pictures. The SEAQUAL Initiative and ECONYL®, two projects that do something about it. Our SwimWear Collection – made of sea plastic.
NIKIN führt neu einen Blog, in dem regelmässig ganz unterschiedliche Themen angesprochen und diskutiert werden. Hast auch Du einen Gedanken, den du schon lange mal niederschreiben und teilen wolltest? Dann sende uns Deinen Text und vielleicht steht unter dem nächsten Post dein eigener Name!
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Turn barren and dry desert into fertile soil and enable extensive biodiversity – all this in only 30 years. The Swiss Christof Henggeler shows how and inspires people to do the same.
Gepostet am 05 Juni 2020
Few people possess so much of what others lack, and it's not just about money. How many things do you own and how many of them do you really need? Minimalism is doing good.
Gepostet am 31 Mai 2020
Fresh tomatoes, zucchetti and radishes from your own garden: The number of new hobby gardeners has probably seldom risen as rapidly as in recent weeks. But you can also find delicious food in the wild nature – totally for free.
Gepostet am 15 Mai 2020
Life on earth is only possible because there is an oxygen atmosphere around the planet. But our atmosphere is anything but self-evident. After all, oxygen is permanently consumed. So who makes sure that we don't run out of air?
Gepostet am 01 Mai 2020
Where would we be without rivers? At least we’d be pretty dry. Because the system of streams and rivers serves the surface distribution of water on almost all continents. It provides the basis for life and food for numerous plant and animal species – and is thus an important traffic route.
Gepostet am 25 April 2020
Coffee: The elixir of life for millions of people. For many people, the wakening hot drink is simply part of everyday life – some hardly function without it. But not all coffee drinkers know what is behind this popular drink.
Gepostet am 22 April 2020
Normally our products are designed by the NIKIN product team. Now we turn the tables, because we need the help of our community. For the first time you have the chance to actively participate in the design of NIKIN and to design your own TreeShirt. We will explain to you how to do it.
Gepostet am 20 April 2020
"Tree by Tree" – that was the motto of NIKIN right from the beginning. And now, almost 3½ years later, a few planted trees have already grown to half a million. Especially thanks to your help we have reached another incredible milestone!
Gepostet am 17 April 2020
The spring weather of the last days and weeks treated us with a lot of sunshine and temperatures far above 20 °C. Spring 2020 is sunnier than rarely a spring before. The sun not only supplies us with vitamin D – but can also be used to generate energy.
Gepostet am 10 April 2020
An own garden with big trees, colourful flowers and fresh vegetables – a dream for many. For people who live in a city, unfortunately this often remains a dream. But with the principle of "Urban Farming" you can also make this dream come true on your own balcony.
Gepostet am 31 März 2020
Food Waste is a global problem that must be taken seriously and fought. In the light of current events, we want to advise against hamster purchases that produce enormous amounts of Food Waste, and appeal to the sensible handling of food. But what does "Food Waste" actually mean?
Gepostet am 27 März 2020
On Saturday, the 28th of March, the wohle world will be dark for one hour during "Earth Hour" – at least that is the plan. The global campaign will shed light on the topics of nature conservation and biodiversity. We will explain how it works and what it’s supposed to achieve.
Gepostet am 24 März 2020
No school, no kindergarten, no meeting friends, not even outdoors or in the forest. Keeping children busy during this time turns out to be a real challenge. We at NIKIN have an alternative for all children and parents who have to stay at home: We bring the forest to your home.
Gepostet am 13 März 2020
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In times of headlines dominating by diseases and environmental destruction it’s hard to read the news these days. But there is also environmental news from February that are actually quite positive and uplifting!
Gepostet am 28 Februar 2020
Spring is approaching and lures people out into the fresh air again to recharge their batteries with sunshine and new energy. Do you also go jogging regularly? Then why not combine physical cleaning with cleaning your environment – plogging instead of just jogging!
Gepostet am 21 Februar 2020
Trees and their functions are vital for humans and animals. Many trees together form a forest, which serves immediately as food source and habitat. With the spread of human civilization, millions of hectares of forest were forced to disappear. We show you the 10 largest remaining forests.
Gepostet am 14 Februar 2020
Climate change is real and devastating natural disasters are becoming more and more frequent. Entire areas of forest are burning, animal species extinct – and there is another event that is happening very slowly but with serious consequences: the melting of glaciers.
Gepostet am 07 Februar 2020
Is New York the first place when you think of ancient forests? It should be now – there has recently been discovered a fossil record of the planet’s oldest forest in an abandoned quarry in Cairo, New York.
Gepostet am 24 Januar 2020
The weather situation has changed and the topic "bush fires in Australia" has already flattened out in the media – but it is far from over, because we will soon face the consequences. What are the reasons?
Gepostet am 17 Januar 2020
The forests of the world are burning. Innumerable ecosystems and their flora and fauna are destroyed within a very short time – sometimes nature recovers from this, but this takes time. Forests give us humans so much and therefore they must be protected.
Gepostet am 03 Januar 2020
Planning ahead is a difficult. Since we are growing at an enormous pace in 2019, planning was challenging. Now we still have a lot of winter products in stock and need space for our spring collection. But: Our Fail = Your Sale.
Gepostet am 30 Dezember 2019
NIKIN uses both synthetic and natural fibres in its products. Why did we choose this mixture and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials?
Gepostet am 20 Dezember 2019
Some people prefer to lie in the sun on the beach all year round and others are more often drawn to the mountains. In Switzerland we enjoy a wonderful mountain range that attracts people from all over the world. How and when were mountains formed and why do they need to be protected?
Gepostet am 13 Dezember 2019
We plant a tree for every single product we sell – it has never been easier to do something good and give something back to nature. But what's cooler than planting your own tree by yourself? Try it out – with the NIKIN TreePlanting Kit!
Gepostet am 28 November 2019
Global reforestation is the most effective measure against climate change. The world needs a trillion new trees to absorb two thirds of man-made CO2 emissions. This is the conclusion of a study by ETH Zurich. We spoke with Dr Colin Averill, who was involved in the study.
Gepostet am 26 November 2019
It's once again this Friday at the end of November, when people flock to overcrowded shops in masses or let their credit cards run hot in online shopping and throw their money around – for things they don't really need. "But today everything is cheaper than usual. – It's Black Friday again!
Gepostet am 22 November 2019
We launch the first Traceable TreeShirt - a TreeShirt that can be traced back to its origin. With your order, set an example for fair and sustainable partnerships. One tree is planted per Traceable TreeShirt sold.
Gepostet am 22 November 2019
There are only a few weeks left until Christmas and the preparations for the Feast of Joy are already in full swing. Delicious Christmas biscuits and hopefully a lot of snow provide the perfect ambience – but the joyfully decorated tree is a must, right? But how sustainable are our Christmas trees?
Gepostet am 08 November 2019
Sustainable and fair fashion at reasonable prices – that's possible! A product of this kind should not be overpriced and therefore only accessible to a few. We want to set an example with our vision and show that there is another way.
Gepostet am 01 November 2019
A refreshing swim in summer, walks through the colourful woods in autumn, a warming fire in the chimney under snow-covered roofs in winter and in spring, nature awakens again, and the cycle begins anew – what could be better? Our seasons in an overview.
Gepostet am 25 Oktober 2019
The materials used and the production of textiles are often not very sustainable. With the aim of making sustainable fashion accessible and affordable for everyone, we work every day to find and implement sustainable alternatives to conventional materials for our products.
Gepostet am 20 Oktober 2019
In our three-part blog series we show you how two friends from their childhood days founded NIKIN and wanted to give something back to nature. In the third part, learn how Robin and Nicholas chose the new logo and who even had it tattooed.
Gepostet am 19 Oktober 2019
In our three-part blog series we show you how two friends from their childhood days founded NIKIN and wanted to give something back to nature. In the second part, learn how Robin integrated his whole family into the young company.
Gepostet am 18 Oktober 2019
In our three-part blog series we show you how two friends from their childhood days founded NIKIN and wanted to give something back to nature. In the first part, find out where the NIKIN founders Robin and Nicholas know each other from and where the idea for their own company came from.
Gepostet am 24 September 2019
The Christmas season is soon coming up again and with it the pre-Christmas stress begins. With a few tips for sustainable gifts, you can escape this hassle and enjoy the most wonderful time in complete relaxation.
Gepostet am 23 September 2019
Autumn has officially begun – and is probably the most underestimated season of all. But there are endless beautiful things that you enjoy best in the golden season. We have listed five reasons why we love autumn so much.
Gepostet am 12 September 2019
The second NIKIN Skate Contest was a spectacle in a class of its own. Great tricks, late summer weather and funky beats made for an unforgettable event. And the international field of participants made the skater's heart beat faster.
Gepostet am 06 September 2019
The rainforest of Sarawak on Borneo is the home and livelihood of the Penan. Twenty years after the environmental activist Bruno Manser fought with the Penan against the deforestation of the trees, the forest is still threatened. With his book Doomed Paradise, photographer Tomas Wüthrich gives an impressive insight into their life in the forest.
Gepostet am 03 September 2019
It's summer and holiday time – people travel and that's a good thing. But you simply have to be aware of the effects this has. Sometimes the visit of the most beautiful places in the world doesn't have to be that harmful to the environment.
Gepostet am 23 August 2019
Sustainable materials for our products are very important to us and therefore we almost exclusively use organic cotton, bamboo and other sustainable alternatives. But what are the differences?