The Beauty of Handmade

We are passionate about handmade products; whilst on our travels throughout Africa and Asia we were inspired and captured by the traditional skills and age-old techniques that we saw being used.

The beauty and quality of our products depends heavily upon the materials used to create them. We spend time selecting colours and textures to ensure that the end product is a beautiful as we intended.

On a recent trip to India we visited rural farming areas and found yet more traditional skills still very much alive; from spinning yarn to create hammocks and bench seats to hand weaving baskets for storage and hand coiling clay pots for carrying water; using the same centuries old traditional skills to create practical products to help with everyday life.

We use these very same skills to create our collections from the stunning fair trade Mali pottery collection fired in this small hand built kiln to our Mango wood letters each cut by hand.

Sometimes it easy to take for granted the handmade nature of our collections but we hope that you can feel as excited and delighted about the handmade process behind our products as we do.

The relationship between an artisan and a beautiful handmade piece creates a story and makes each product not just a mass market item but an individual crafted piece.

Every piece has a story, be it the person who made it, the traditional skilled employed to create it, or the character and texture of the material it is made from.
We find beauty and character in imperfection and quality in the handmade process behind each product.
To find out more about the materials we work with click here.
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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.