When it gets really warm outside in the summer months, normal playgrounds and sports fields often don't offer too much shade. Still, kids want to be busy when the vacations roll around. What at first seems like a challenge can turn into an interesting leisure activity that not only the little ones will enjoy.
Welcome to our NIKIN-blog. Here you will find articles on a variety of topics. Of course, we like to write about trees (surprise!) and sustainability topics, because they are important to us. You'll also find interesting fashion and lifestyle insights, as well as recommendations for your next trip, be it to a city or into nature.
Posted on July 20 2021
NIKIN bikinis are made of ECONYL® fibre. The sustainable material for our swimwear is a recycled polyamide and comes from nylon waste that would otherwise pollute the Earth. In this interview, we learn more about the history of the yarn and the company Aquafil who stands behind it.
Posted on July 13 2021
If you don't grow your own food in the garden, but go to the supermarket for it, you'll find that packaging is everywhere. However, more and more consumers want to be able to shop without packaging. Retailers see a niche here, and even the big suppliers are getting started on the topic of "unpackaged".
Posted on July 05 2021
No plastic for an entire month. That's the Plastic Free July® initiative. So what's important about it? Why does it make sense to live plastic-free? In this article you will find facts as well as interesting details about the topic. Additionally, we explain what plastic and fertility have to do with each other.
Posted on June 29 2021
Where and with whom does NIKIN produce? Justified question! NIKIN has grown considerably as a brand in recent years. As a result, the product range and the manufacturing locations have multiplied. This can make it difficult for buyers to get an overview. But don't worry, here you will find everything about "Where does NIKIN produce"...
Posted on June 21 2021
You know it: you explore alone or with loved ones new places or seek the seclusion of nature. But nope! The trail is completely crowded and there are countless tourists. That's why we show you in this article, places that are still rather unknown. We can not guarantee that you will be the only person, but the chances for some seclusion are already good!
Posted on June 09 2021
July 3, 2021 is the date when the EU's new law, which aims to significantly reduce the use of plastic packaging, comes into force. This will have an impact on consumption in all member states and, due to close trade relations, also on Switzerland. Why the new law is so important and what will change - find out more here.
Posted on June 03 2021
Summer, warmth, sunshine – the summer holidays are just around the corner and what better way to unwind than by, in or on the water. Switzerland is also known as the water castle of Europe. And where does Switzerland spend its summer? In the many beautiful swimming areas our country has to offer, of course. But which is the most beautiful swimming bath? We present our favourites.
Posted on May 14 2021
Hiking can be so beautiful and it needs to stay that way – these tips will help you to pay more attention to sustainability when hiking.
Posted on April 19 2021
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 second 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.
Posted on March 22 2021
We tricked Corona and organised a Tree Planting Day despite all the measures and the difficult times. 180 participants planted trees with us. In total, NIKIN made the world greener by 537 trees with this online event – tree by tree.
Posted on March 12 2021
A few weeks ago we talked about World Wildlife Day 2021 and the purpose behind it. Here you can find out why it is so important to preserve wildlife.
Posted on January 09 2021
2021 is here and the turbulent year 2020 is finally behind us – the coming months will show what the new year brings. We are confident that it will be a good year – with the following tips you can start the new year 2021 sustainably.
Posted on December 20 2020
Unbelievable, but true: NIKIN has planted a whole million trees with the community. Since its founding in 2016, the Lenzburg-based company has planted one tree for every product sold. And now, four and a half years later, it can proudly look back on a whole million trees – tree by tree.
Posted on December 11 2020
The days are freezing cold, sunshine is scarce and the time at home should be made as pleasant as possible. To help you – and your children – get into the Christmas spirit at home, we have prepared two recipes and two colouring templates for you.
Posted on December 11 2020
In a few days it's that time again: Christmas! Here are a few ideas on how you can make the coming festive season more sustainable – and Corona-compliant.
Posted on December 03 2020
Only a few days left until Christmas and you are still looking for great presents? Here you will find creative inspiration for gifts of a rather special kind.
Posted on December 01 2020
With NIKIN everyone can gift a tree. But a tree is more than just a tree. A tree can make a sustainable difference in many different ways. It can do something good for the environment, it can support people or help animals. You can decide for yourself what kind of impact you want your tree to have. There are three projects to choose from, which we would like to present to you here.
Posted on November 06 2020
Now that winter is approaching and the outdoor plants have to be wintered in soon, it is the ideal time for indoor plants, which not only provide good air but also a good mood.
Posted on October 28 2020
NIKIN turns Black Friday into Green Friday just like the last years. Instead of participating in the discount battles, we prefer to double the positive impact on the environment – by planting two trees per product sold instead of one as usual. And this all the Green Friday weekend from Friday to Monday.
Posted on October 20 2020
In October NIKIN celebrates its 4th anniversary. But how did it all begin? A review of four eventful years around the NIKIN tree.
Posted on October 15 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.
Posted on October 14 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!
Posted on October 09 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.
Posted on October 08 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® ?
Posted on October 05 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.
Posted on September 25 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.
Posted on September 24 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.
Posted on September 21 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.
Posted on September 18 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?
Posted on July 30 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...
Posted on July 24 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?
Posted on July 17 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.
Posted on June 26 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.
Posted on June 12 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.