Category Archives: Behind The Scenes


In April a few of the Nkuku team, Ali, myself and our children set off for India.  The purpose of our trip was to  host a conference and lunch for all our suppliers. The venue was in Delhi and our suppliers came from far and wide to join us for a wonderful day of business, socialising [...]

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Spring has sprung and with it the hedgerows are bursting with wild flowers, lambs are frolicking in the (sporadic!) sunshine and the wedding season has definitely begun! At Nkuku we offer a beautiful selection of wedding decorations and gifts all perfect for that special day.  We were all thrilled at Nkuku HQ when Jess, our European [...]

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“A picture is worth a thousands words!”  It’s true, a photograph  can reveal so much, it can tell a story, capture a moment in time, a feeling, a first smile. It can set a scene, emulate a mood or just make you laugh! Choose a frame to fit your photograph .  You can really enhance a photograph by selecting [...]

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At the Nkuku office we  have been busy trying to pick the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. With a whole range of fabulous mothers to cater for we are sure our beautiful range of homeware and gifts will raise a smile this Mothering Sunday! Sales Director James, adores his mother Gillian. This photograph was taken of James and his mother  when [...]

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This week our creative team share some behind the scenes images from our spring summer 2014 shoot. It is always exciting photographing the new pieces and the latest collection was no exception. This season we have added some  beautiful new serveware, kitchen accessories and lighting as well as our new elegant armchairs and ottomans and [...]

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The new season is very much upon us and we have just returned from Top Drawer & Home in London. This exhibition is a trade only event and provides a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our new pieces.  We effectively build a shop in 3 days and try to create an exciting display that really [...]

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   Yes, we’ve jumped on the band wagon of the baking mania flooding the nation. A bake off seemed a good idea because of the obvious bonus side effects – a lot of cake in the office. The rules were simple it had to be home made, baked, with a Christmassy theme, and strictly no [...]

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  We make regular trips to India visiting suppliers, working on new designs and ensuring everything is as it should be. Our Operations Director Chris, recently returned from one such trip and here he shares his experiences. Setting off at 4:30am from a Delhi hotel in the dark is like leaving any hotel in any city [...]

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The leaves are changing, there’s a nip in the air and autumn has arrived.  It’s a great time to celebrate good food and drink and discover produce directly from the source.  Nkuku HQ is slap bang in the middle of the South Hams, and we are spoilt for choice with an abundance of local produce on [...]

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The Nkuku sales team has recently returned from NY Now, a wonderful exhibition held in the Javits Centre; a vast glass building (above)  in Midtown Manhattan. Taking part in trade shows around the globe is a definite perk of the job!  We had a fantastic show and as always it was great to catch up with our American customers. Despite the long [...]

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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.