Born in 1954, Nick Brown was brought up in Kent and was introduced to trekking in the Peaks with his father, through the YHA, from the age of ten. Nick walked in Scotland every year and being dissatisfied with the waterproofing products available, he created his own recipe for preserving his boots. It was important to make them waterproof without softening them and losing their essential supportive features. Nick's wax (hence the name Nikwax) was the beginning of a remarkable success story.
Nikwax Waterproofing aims to be the International market leader for waterproofing and maintenance products for all-weather clothing, footwear and equipment, by upholding their commitment to technical innovation, product quality, customer service and care for the environment.