BEHIND THE SCENES AT HOME & GIFT

Let me introduce to you the core trade show team: Jess, Denise, Ali, Jess B & Kate! This is the second year we have exhibited at Home & Gift, Harrogate. It is a lovely exhibition,  not least because Harrogate is such a great town but there is such a relaxed atmosphere with the blue notes of jazz flying as freely as the pimms!  

The sales team hit the road early in order to make good head way, setting up takes a monumental effort but it is so rewarding. The first thing to source was a branch for our Christmas decoration display. Getting it to the venue was the next challenge!

The next part was getting it into position – a mans job(?)!

And finally the completed Christmas bauble display!

The creative team spend a great deal of team sketching out plans and designs for the stand. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase our products and create a Nkuku world! 

Seeing the product laid out as it would be in a home; mixing up collections and products and creating different looks and feels helps us with our new product development as well! 

Once the team have torn themselves away from Betty’s tea rooms (there is always time for more cake!) it is great to get on with the show. It’s always lovely to catch up with our customers particularly those from ‘up north’! Harrogate is the only event where we exhibit  north of Birmingham - so it’s a rare treat.

Nearly all our trade customers find it so useful to actually come and see the products in person – so to speak. It is the best way to view the collection and we always try to offer something extra at the shows.

The trade show’s provide the perfect opportunity to receive feed back directly from our customers and get a feel for how things are in the word of retail! Our next trade show is NY NOW in Manhattan. I’m sure you can find an excuse to come and see us 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.