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.
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Posted on January 03 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.
Posted on December 30 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?
Posted on December 20 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?
Posted on December 13 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!
Posted on November 28 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.
Posted on November 26 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!
Posted on November 22 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.
Posted on November 22 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?
Posted on November 08 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.
Posted on November 01 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.
Posted on October 25 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.
Posted on October 20 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.
Posted on October 19 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.
Posted on October 18 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.
Posted on September 24 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.
Posted on September 23 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.
Posted on September 12 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.
Posted on September 06 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.
Posted on September 03 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.
Posted on August 23 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?
Posted on August 16 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!
Posted on August 04 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.
Posted on July 19 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.
Posted on July 16 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.
Posted on June 28 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?
Posted on June 21 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?
Posted on June 15 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.
Posted on June 07 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.
Posted on June 07 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.
Posted on May 24 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.
Posted on May 03 2019
The tree – a miracle of nature. In 7 interesting tree-facts you can learn more about our green fellow inhabitants, who give us so much and therefore have to be respected and protected.
Posted on April 26 2019
NGOs make headlines. Again and again, they come into the limelight when they work where nobody else can or wants to get involved. Whether it is the conservation of natural areas, humanitarian missions in war and crisis areas or political education and education, NGOs are an important part of civil society. But what is an NGO?
Posted on April 18 2019
As since 1990, the International Earth Day 2019 takes place every year on 22 April. This year, together with our partner, OneTreePlanted, and many volunteers, we plant about 5000 trees in the US state of Colorado!
Posted on April 16 2019
April 22 will be the day when Earth Day takes place all over the world. People on all continents stop, take time to think about the well-being of our planet, take part in actions that demand more attention for urgent problems. NIKIN also participates!
Posted on April 12 2019
In just over two years, we have planted over 160,000 trees - all over the world, but never on European soil. This changed on 30 March when, together with 50 motivated volunteers, we planted around 500 trees in springlike conditions in our home region of Lenzburg.
Posted on April 05 2019
More and more rainforests are being deforested worldwide - the consequences are drastic. Because with the forest not only plants and living beings disappear, but also many other existential things, such as the air we breathe every day.
Posted on April 03 2019
"Fair Fashion": a term that is becoming more and more popular. But what does "fair fashion" actually mean? At NIKIN we use organic cotton textiles instead of conventional cotton: what is the difference and what makes the first sustainable? You'll find the answers here.
Posted on March 22 2019
Sustainability is a hot topic - both socially and politically. We have only one earth and therefore we have to protect it with all its beauty. With small changes in your everyday life you are doing something good so that it will also be preserved for future generations.
Posted on March 15 2019
Recycling - an omnipresent topic. Switzerland is also referred to as the "recycling world champion". But what do we actually recycle for and how do we recycle properly so that it fulfils its purpose?