Category Archives: Nkuku Collection

NKUKU’S MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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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A DIARY FROM PARIS

  Sales Manager, Denise shares her experiences from Paris: Maison & Objet is like no other show. The size and scale is overwhelming, the constructions enormous and the creativity inspiring. It’s Nkuku’ s fourth Paris show and for the set up team and the sales team this time we feel we got the organization sussed- [...]

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT TOP DRAWER

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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NEW SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION.

We are delighted to reveal to you our collection for Spring Summer 2014. We have explored a number of new materials, beautiful colour pallettes and exciting new designs. Weeks of travel to suppliers old and new, days of sitting in a room working out collections, mulling over concepts and designs result in this… the big [...]

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A WHITE CHRISTMAS

Dreaming of a white Christmas? I think perhaps this year we may need to create our own. We’ve selected some Nkuku gifts and homewares along with some of our own homemade creations to create the perfect wintery white backdrop for a magical Christmas. For a frosty ice look rustic silver and cool whites create the perfect winter look. For the [...]

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS & THE STORIES BEHIND THEM

We have a wonderful selection of gift ideas perfect for Christmas.   At Nkuku we are passionate about fair trade and traditional skills. We love knowing the whole story from artisan to the end customer.  We’ve put together some of our favourite fair trade Christmas gift ideas, starting with the Savannah shopper -  the  ’must have’ accessory this [...]

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PHOTO SHOOT – AUTUMN WINTER 2013

Our Creative team have worked tirelessly to produce our latest trade catalogue – it’s beautiful and and we are very proud if it! In this week’s blog Jess, our Creative Manager, reveals some behind the scenes images taken from the Autumn Winter 2013 shoot. The lifestyle photo shoot plays a key role in bringing the product to life and [...]

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BEAUTIFUL FAIR TRADE MALI POTTERY

Our Mali pottery is hand made near Pondicherry in India as part of a fair trade project. The project was established in 1985 to provide  training and secure employment for men and women both able bodied and disabled, from disadvantaged backgrounds. The scheme now employs 40 people and focusses particularly on emporwering women in the work place. All the artisans [...]

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NEW AUTUMN WINTER 2013 COLLECTION

We are delighted to reveal to you our NEW Autumn Winter 2013 collection. We’ve really pushed the boat out this year and introduced nearly 300 new products! It has been exciting and challenging and now we are  thrilled to have everything on the website and ready to share with you.  The hardest part is knowing where [...]

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WEDDING DECORATION IDEAS

Planning your wedding decor is one the most exciting parts of wedding planning, oh and the getting married part too! There are table centres to think of and table decorations. These can vary from little sparkling t lights, to sweet lustre vases filled with wild flowers. Picking a theme definitely helps, even if the theme is [...]

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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.