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?
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!
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
Gepostet am 06 März 2020
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?
Gepostet am 16 August 2019
Away from the family, away from every luxury, away from civilization – people who decide to live in the great outdoors and spend their time in the forest – the forest people!
Gepostet am 04 August 2019
Weather and climate – two terms not to be confused or equated. One changes every day and the other is currently in a problematic change. What is what and which influences the other? Weather and climate in the overview.
Gepostet am 19 Juli 2019
The rainforest. The lung of the earth and the habitat of an unimaginable diversity of species. For various purposes the forest is deforested worldwide, unhindered. And so its threatened inhabitants disappear with him.
Gepostet am 16 Juli 2019
Civilization and nature, city and forest – can they coexist? Worldwide, natural areas are suffering from the rapidly growing urbanization, but now there is a project in which cities are committed to the preservation of forests. Find out more about Cities4Forests here.
Gepostet am 28 Juni 2019
The "Ecological Footprint" is a very topical term and yet many do not know what the effects of their own lifestyle are on earth. Some of the everyday habits are among the biggest factors accelerating climate change. But what is the Ecological Footprint?
Gepostet am 21 Juni 2019
Global Organic Textile Standard, GOTS for short, is an internationally recognised certification with the vision that organic textiles should become an essential part of everyday life, improving people's lives and benefiting the environment. Since 2019, NIKIN is also GOTS certified, but what is GOTS?
Gepostet am 15 Juni 2019
A sustainable TreeCap, made in Europe. For a long time this was very high on our list of goals. From now on, our TreeCaps will be produced exclusively in Europe. A long-aimed goal could finally be achieved, but it was an incredibly long and nerve-racking journey. Learn more about the long lasting development of the new TreeCaps produced in Europe.
Gepostet am 07 Juni 2019
We now know that forests are essential for our planet and life on it. The continued existence and protection of forests is therefore a major concern. How do forests and people function side by side? For this we asked a person who probably knows the forest best: the forester. We are very happy that we were able to ask these and other questions to a Swiss forester, Peter Piller.
Gepostet am 07 Juni 2019
In the context of climate change, natural catastrophes, wars and overpopulation, it is possible to start reflecting on things occasionally. Is the "humanity model" an obsolete model? A few thought scenarios on an interesting topic.
Gepostet am 24 Mai 2019
Sustainability has become a real necessity - no matter in which areas of life. The big problem is that although you would like to live more sustainably, this is financially affordable for only a few. But that doesn't have to be the case - we offer an alternative.