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FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT

Nearly 9 years ago my husband and I embarked on a round the world trip that would change our lives. It was on this trip that we met so many talented artisans and crafts people producing beautiful artefacts and crafts that formed the inspiration for Nkuku. It soon became clear that many of these artisans were from disadvantaged back grounds [...]

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VALENTINE’S DAY

Will you be joining hoards of other couples this Valentine’s evening?  I always try and rise above Valentine’s Day saying that it is so commercial  and who needs it when you can express your feelings any day of the year….but then I‘m a married cynic with four children and secretly  if a bunch of roses [...]

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A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR NEW COLLECTION FOR SPRING/ SUMMER 2013

We are delighted to reveal to you our new collection of beautiful home wares and gifts. This is such an exciting time for us as all the hard work spent designing and developing our new pieces culminates and we can finally showcase the new lines. We have a great new collection of seriously stylish lights [...]

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GET ORGANISED FOR THE NEW YEAR AHEAD

Nkuku have designed an eclectic collection of ‘At the Desk’ accessories from document holders to giant rustic paper clips! So many of us spend hours at our desks either in an office or at home and we realise that it is important to make this space a good place to be, to help inspire creative [...]

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12 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!

If you’re struggling with Christmas gift ideas then look no further. Here is a comprehensive gift guide from Nkuku ‘for him’ and ‘for her’ this Christmas. You can also create a wish list online at www.nkuku.com. For her 1. Savannah Leather Shopper – a must have handbag for every woman! 2. Iris Bead Necklace – [...]

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Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas is upon us and it’s a wonderful opportunity to get creative and decorate your home. We have put our heads together and come up with what we hope are some useful decoration ideas. Christmas tree Find a (good shaped) branch and spray or paint silver. Place it in a vase or bed into a [...]

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A GREENHEART THIS THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American customers! In keeping with this celebration we thought it would be great to include an interview with one of our fantastic ethical customers based in the USA, Greenheart. What is the background to Greenheart?  When and how was it started? In 1985, Emanuel Kuntzelman founded CCI, a foreign exchange [...]

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Pinterest Competition Winner

We have great delight in announcing Tina Luxton the winner of our Nkuku Design a Room Competition.  A £250 Nkuku Gift Voucher is on its way to you.  We had some fantastic entries and judging was not easy but in the end it was a unanimous decision.  We loved Tina’s use of shape and form, [...]

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All Hallows Eve

It’s that time of year again, and it seems to have come around even more quickly thanks to our wet summer, but there is something exciting about the autumn and ‘cosying’ down. It’s time to bring in the logs, draw the curtains, close the door and if the mood grabs you start carving out pumpkins!   [...]

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Take a peek at the latest Pinterest competition entries.

We have had some great boards entered in our competition -from kitchens to playrooms.  It has been great to see Nkuku products styled in lots of different ways.  Please do have a look even if you don’t want to enter the competition. If you do want to have a go to win a £250 Nkuku [...]

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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.