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Nikwax commits to sustainable future

Nikwax commits to sustainable future

At the recent OutDoor trade show in Friedrichshafen, British company Nikwax had a number of announcements centred around their commitment to producing sustainable products and becoming a carbon-neutral business.  Nick Brown, Nikwax CEO who started the company in 1977 spoke at length about his aims for the business moving forward, and the changing attitudes of its customers “As consumers become more aware of the environmental challenges, they will become selective about which brands they support. They will want … Read entire article »

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Páramo signs up to the Greenpeace Detox commitment

Páramo signs up to the Greenpeace Detox commitment

Páramo is the first outdoor company to have signed up to the Greenpeace Detox commitment, to exclude hazardous and persistent pollutants from the production of textiles. At the ISPO trade show in January, Gareth Mottram (CEO of Páramo Directional Clothing) publicly announced this commitment which lays out the basis for excluding hazardous chemicals from the production of all Páramo Outdoor products. PFC-based water repellents are either directly released or they break down to form extremely toxic and … Read entire article »

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Nikwax demonstrate Hydrophobic Down in lake!

Nikwax demonstrate Hydrophobic Down in lake!

British-based company and a global leader in waterproofing technology, Nikwax, demonstrated their new game-changing Hydrophobic Down this week at their headquarters in East Sussex. Three things were needed for this demonstration; a Nikwax Hydrophobic Down sleeping bag, a lake and one daring volunteer! On Thursday 6th November Luis Brown, Environmental Consultant at Nikwax, floated in the sleeping bag from one side of the lake to the other. Luis emerged from the sleeping bag warm and (nearly … Read entire article »

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