Halloween – some have been working on costumes for weeks, for others the festival is a horror. Here are a few ideas that will create a real Halloween atmosphere.
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 20 Oktober 2020
In October NIKIN celebrates its 4th anniversary. But how did it all begin? A review of four eventful years around the NIKIN tree.
Gepostet am 15 Oktober 2020
Are you looking for the perfect Halloween costume for you or your kids? Halloween costumes don't always have to be elaborate, expensive and involve a lot of waste. We'll show you step by step how to make a treelike Halloween costume with just a few simple steps.
Gepostet am 14 Oktober 2020
Soon it will be time again: The creepiest of all nights is coming up – Halloween. To make sure you're ready for a Halloween feast, we've put together some delicious recipes for you – an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. All of them are quick and easy to make and are vegetarian as well. Try and enjoy!
Gepostet am 09 Oktober 2020
In today's world, not least because of the polarising Fridays for Future movement, many people are asking themselves what they can do to protect the environment. Paying attention to sustainability is one of the most important points. This can already be implemented in everyday life and in the area of living. Below are a few tips to help you implement sustainability in your own four walls.
Gepostet am 08 Oktober 2020
For years we have been tinkering with the material for our winter hats, the treeanies, doing tests, talking to manufacturers and always trying out new approaches. Now we have found a suitable material: Our new Treeanies are made of Polylana. But what is Polylana® ?
Gepostet am 05 Oktober 2020
Sale, last chance and other keywords shine towards us when we roam the shopping miles or visit the online shops of various fashion manufacturers. Most of these offers promote the desire to buy and encourage consumers to make a purchase even though they do not need the product. Discount battles have a bad reputation. Why reduced prices are not always pointless, however, is explained here.
Gepostet am 25 September 2020
Since 22 September it' s meteorological autumn. The days are getting noticeably shorter, the weather duller and therefore we offer you a few tips on how to make your home really cosy.
Gepostet am 24 September 2020
Switzerland's first national Second Hand Day will take place on Saturday, 26 September. Vintage fashion and thus also second-hand clothes have been in fashion again for some time. But Second Hand is not only stylish, it also offers many other advantages. We have listed nine of them for you.
Gepostet am 21 September 2020
On Saturday, 21 September 2020, World Cleanup Day took place. In Lenzburg, employees, customers and the two founders of NIKIN collected waste and properly disposed of it. They collected a total of 75.5 kilograms.
Gepostet am 18 September 2020
The mushroom season is open – in September and October you have the best chances to be successful in mushroom search. However, caution and expert knowledge are required. But what are mushrooms anyway?
Gepostet am 16 September 2020
NIKIN and Love your Neighbour are both sustainable and fair fashion labels from Switzerland. But instead of seeing themselves as competitors, they start a collaboration and jointly launch a limited fashion line.
Gepostet am 30 Juli 2020
It's August 1st again, Switzerland's national day. Chocolate, cheese, watches and banks – the clichés about the people of the alps in the heart of Europe are well known. But did you know...
Gepostet am 24 Juli 2020
The fields and gardens are currently bursting with fresh food. Whether seasonal vegetables, fruits or grains – they are harvested abundantly, even near you. So why consume exotic food when there is enough around here?
Gepostet am 17 Juli 2020
The lockdown has its good sides, too. Experts reported that this year bee populations are buzzing through our meadows, forests and gardens in particularly large numbers. Bees are essential for the environment and not least for us humans.
Gepostet am 26 Juni 2020
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.
Gepostet am 12 Juni 2020
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 29 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 08 Mai 2020
They crawl on the ground, move in the water or buzz through the air. Trillions of them live almost unnoticed below us. But once they are gone, we notice the enormous loss. Insect mortality: a serious problem with drastic consequences.
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
On 20 March the meteorological spring begins. The awakening nature and the warming sunshine lure people out into the fresh air again. The approaching spring has a lot to offer – you can look forward to the following activities in spring.
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
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!