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Keepsakes: A truly personal gift

With life moving so fast it can be hard to find time to create a personal keepsake but it can make the greatest gift of all.  We can’t think of  a better way to show someone how much they mean to you and with this in mind we have put together some ideas on how to create a truly unique keepsake. [...]

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A sneak peek at spring summer

It’s the start of a new year and we are delighted to share with you a glimpse of what lies in store for spring summer 2015.  The collection champions hand made products from beautiful stoneware pottery to traditional brass pieces including elegant pots and unique bookmarks.  There are stylish leather bags, traditional hand coiled baskets [...]

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The Nkuku bake off results

We have come to the end of what was a thoroughly enjoyable pre-Christmas Nkuku bake off and it’s safe to say that each and every participant has wowed us all. Huge thanks go to Jo for organising the entire event and her hilarious commentary (shared below!) It is with great delight that we can announce [...]

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The Great Nkuku Bake Off Part I

Not to jump on the band wagon…..but we have been busy baking at Nkuku’s HQ thanks to Jo, our customer service gem and all time bake off fan. The outcome has been documented in true bake off fashion by Jo. “So the Bake Off has begun and setting us off on this delicious journey was [...]

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Christmas décor – festive brights and cool silvers

Create the perfect Christmas setting and decorate your home and Christmas table with beautiful ethical products from recycled glass t lights, fair trade ceramics and handmade decorations. Bring your Christmas table to life with glittering silver t lights, copper lanterns, atmospheric candle light, beautiful berried holly and richly coloured fruits. Deck the halls with pretty [...]

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Brighten up your home as the nights draw in

It’s finally happened the clocks have gone back and autumn is officially upon us but don’t be disheartened by the longer evenings. We’ve got some great lighting suggestions to brighten up your home. Having the right indoor lighting can turn a house into a home. Table lamps are perfect for providing different levels of light. [...]

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Exquisite handmade jewellery

Each exquisite piece of our jewellery collection has been designed and handmade with such care. In keeping with Nkuku’s passion for natural materials we have chosen stunning natural stones combining their natural beauty with delicate 22 karat gold borders, chains and fixings.  Jewellery is a universal form of adornment. The art of working metals was [...]

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Behind the scenes: autumn/winter photo shoot 2014

The autumn winter photo shoot was always going to be a challenge, with over three hundred new lines to photograph the creative team had their work cut out. Looking for suitable locations for the shoot took the team far and wide in Devon from beautiful country homes, to ramshackle sheds, warehouses and boatyards and we [...]

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Catching up with Nkuku Stockists

In this week’s blog Nkuku Sales Manager, Denise has shared some news from her road trips over the last few months: “We are right in the middle of trade show season and I have literally just returned from Maison et Objet, the most wonderful show and a great opportunity to catch up with some of [...]

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The Beauty of Handmade

We are passionate about handmade products; whilst on our travels throughout Africa and Asia we were inspired and captured by the traditional skills and age-old techniques that we saw being used. The beauty and quality of our products depends heavily upon the materials used to create them. We spend time selecting colours and textures to [...]

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  • Nkuku specialise in eco friendly, fairly traded homeware and gifts. Our products are inspired by the traditional skills of artisans throughout Africa and India. We combine contemporary design with age old traditions, natural materials and sustainable methods of production. We passionately support fair trade and consider the environment in everything we do.