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Made in Europe: NIKIN introduces two new manufacturers from Lithuania

NIKIN is committed to sustainability and transparency in the fashion industry. Today we would like to introduce you two new suppliers from Lithuania: Skinija and Utenos.

The cooperation with Skinija and Utenos from Lithuania is an important part of NIKIN's strategy to produce sustainable clothing and accessories in Europe. The choice of production sites is not only based on geographical proximity, but also on the values that NIKIN and its partners* share. Lithuania is a country with a long tradition in the textile industry. Since independence in 1990, the industry has modernized and moved to higher standards of sustainability and work ethics.

Image: This is where your shirts are made. 

More than just socks

Curtain up for: Skinija. The company is a leading socks and tights manufacturer in Lithuania and was founded in 1996. Skinija has been producing socks for various professional sports teams and outdoor brands for years - and from now on also our NIKIN TreeSocks. The socks are made from high quality raw materials, which means that they are produced both ecologically and in compliance with strict labor ethics.

Picture: Robin visiting Skinija.

Everything under one roof

Clear the stage for: Utenos trikotažas. Our second newcomer in the manufacturer circle is the largest and most modern knitwear manufacturer in Central and Eastern Europe. The company works with a vertical manufacturing model, where everything from the design concept and yarn to the finished product h is created. This allows Utenos to ensure production quality and apply the highest standards of sustainability and work ethics. The production of NIKIN bodywear tops and shirts also takes place in their production facilities. Exciting Fact: Utenos is an official supplier for Greenpeace because almost no one else meets their criteria.

Image: A piece from the current Summer Collection.

Visiting Lithuania

NIKIN co-founder Robin Gnehm visited the sites a few weeks ago and is impressed with the quality and sustainability of their work. "Utenos is one of the strongest suppliers NIKIN has come across and has several certificates and tests to ensure ecological manufacturing," Robin reports. Production takes place almost entirely in-house, which ensures a high level of control over the quality of the products. Skinija has also impressed Robin with its flexibility and reliability. "Basically, NIKIN is not only looking for suppliers who produce our goods, but manufacturers who fit us in terms of their values. After all, we prefer to build long-term partnerships," Robin emphasizes.

Image: A lot of flair.

Step by step, #treebytree

For NIKIN, sustainability is more than just a trend - it's a matter of the heart. We want to bring about a change in the fashion industry and make our contribution to a more sustainable future. That's why we are proud to have found two new suppliers in Lithuania, Skinija and Utenos, who share our values.

Picture: Small and big helpers in textile production. 

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