Category Archives: Eco friendly

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 From upcycling old out of date pieces by rejuventating them with new twists to recycling glass into wonderful new products.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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A TRAVEL BLOG

  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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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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FESTIVAL FEVER

The festival season is in full swing. The Nkuku team have come up with a few tips to make sure even if you aren’t officially ‘glamping’, you are still maintaining some standards – a little bit of luxury goes a long way! The look: A beautiful bohemian Lola bead necklace and some Mohini bangles combined with [...]

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LOVELY JUTE

We love jute not just because of our lovely rugs and bags, and not just because it is a fantastic material to work with but because it really is the most wonderful eco material.  We take great care to consider the environment when we are designing and introducing new collections. Jute has minimal impact on the [...]

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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.