is still owned by its founder Nick Brown, an outdoor enthusiast who uses science to improve people’s comfort and enjoyment of the natural world. But he is fully aware that if humankind is to continue enjoying what nature provides, then we all have to think hard about how we are going to protect it. This is the source of Nikwax’s commitment to low impact products, and it’s a commitment that over the years has drawn many like-minded thinkers into the company.
We know we are not perfect, so a key part of our philosophy is to measure and understand our footprint so that we can hold ourselves to account. From CO2 emissions down to the chemicals which make up our products, we want to know what we are putting out there, and what its impact is likely to be. Nikwax applies a scientific approach that combines understanding, measurement, and continuous improvement.