Category Archives: Nkuku Collection

For the Love of Mango Wood

Mango wood is a natural material that forms a significant part of the collections we produce, from table top items to pieces of furniture. We wanted to share with you some of the reasons why we have such a love for this age old wood. This beautiful material has many distinctive properties and characteristics; it has a unique colouring and can [...]

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The First Chapter

Our very first Nkuku product was a recycled cotton notebook handmade in Rajasthan. We spent five weeks working closely with the artisans to produce a collection of stationary that we hoped would sell well in the UK. The entire process was as fascinating to us then as it is today. Each piece of paper is [...]

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Celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight (23 February – 8th March) provides a great opportunity to raise the profile of fair trade producers. Nkuku supports a number of fair trade projects.  Our Mali pottery collection is handmade in southern India as part of a fair trade scheme. The scheme was established to provide training and secure employment for men and [...]

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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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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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FATHER’S DAY GIFT LIST

We have America to thank for Father’s Day and quite right too that all you Dad’s out there should receive some appreciation! If you’re tired of socks & underwear on Father’s day we have put together  a short list of stylish alternatives from the sports mad Dad  to the wine connoisseur!  The rattan oval basket (shown above) [...]

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDDINGS

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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GET THE PICTURE!

“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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RECYCLING REVOLUTION

Recycling has undergone a revolution, it has changed from just being make do and mend to a form of ethical art. From upcycling old out of date pieces by rejuventating them with new twists to recycling glass into wonderful new products.  Recycling allows us to constantly re invent with far less impact on our environment. There [...]

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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.