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namuk, that’s us

namuk is a Swiss thing. We develop our products surrounded by high mountains and deep forests, with glittering lakes at our doorsteps – with all the things you can do in this beautiful setup always in our minds. We are an experienced team of creative designers, product developers and material experts and have been designing and developing technical and functional clothing for more than twenty years with great passion.

About a decade ago, we became parents ourselves – and suddenly found ourselves in quite desperate need of good functional clothes for our little rascals who love to play outside and couldn’t care less about the weather. Only – we couldn’t find anything in stores that fit the bill.

That’s why we decided to found namuk, the first Swiss outdoor kids label, to produce exactly what we wanted for our children: durable, well thought-out and, most importantly, child-friendly outdoor clothes that are both sensible and fun… and endure all kinds of mischief.

namuk knows what kids want

namuk knows what kids want

As a brand exclusively for kids, we focus 100 percent on our customers from 0 to 12 years. All our products are made to meet children’s needs. They’re tested by kids and continually improved based on kids’ feedback.


namuk knows there’s no such thing as bad weather

We believe that children develop best when they get the chance to be outdoors as much as possible, exploring nature, being wild, free and creative. We supply the clothes that allow them exactly that, in every season and any type of weather.


namuk goes off the beaten track

We aspire to be trailblazers and use innovative materials and technology that have never been utilized before in kids’ clothing. Expressions like ‘that won’t work’ and ‘no one has ever done that’ are nothing but a challenge for us – accepted!


namuk lasts

Our products are made from robust materials and produced with high-quality craftsmanship. They offer versatile use and can thus be worn and passed on by multiple children. Over 70 percent of our collection is made from recycled materials.


namuk won’t stop thinking about tomorrow

We are very aware of our ecological and social responsibility and strive to leave our kids with an environment that’s at least as intact as the one we had the privilege to experience. That’s why we produce our clothes with as little impact on nature as possible.

namuk believes in karma

For us, it goes without saying that the producers of our clothes must be partners on equal footing. We produce as sustainably, socially and fairly as possible and are acutely aware of our responsibility as a company.

We have worked with our outerwear producers in Asia for more than 17 years and visit each site several times per year. We intentionally schedule a part of our annual production in the off season so employees have work all throughout the year.

Our relationship with our streetwear producers in Portugal goes back over eight years. The facility is a family business in the second generation with STeP Level 3 certification. Here, too, we visit frequently.


namuk is there for you

Even long after the sale you can contact us for help and advice, whether it’s about questions concerning product care or small mendings. Being in communication with our customers is very important to us, which is why we are always available via Email and at +41 44 558 37 38 during business hours.

namuk believes in karma
namuk gets involved

namuk gets involved

for SMILING GECKO
www.smilinggecko.ch

We support Swiss photographer Hannes Schmid in his efforts to build a sustainable aid project in Cambodia. Namuk designs, produces and sponsors the uniforms for the school of the cluster project, which was founded in 2017. In addition, we support Smiling Gecko in the setup of the “Sustainable Garment Education and Production” project, a facility providing people the opportunity to train and work for fair compensation under humane conditions in the textile industry.


for KOVIVE
www.kovive.ch

We know that not all children are as privileged as ours – that’s why we donate a portion of our profits every year to the ZEWO-certified child relief organization KOVIVE. The Swiss children’s aid organization helps where no one else will: with vacations and recreation for the least advantaged in our society. For more information visit www.kovive.ch


for Sprungbrett/Palettino
www.stadt-zuerich.ch/palettino

We engage unemployed people to produce parts of our installations for pop-up shops and our showrooms in Zurich.


for Carelvetia
www.carelvetia.ch

We donate samples, products with small defects and product remainders to a children’s home in Romania.