Tag Archives: Devon

Behind the scenes: Autumn Winter 2015 Photo Shoot

The new Autumn Winter Collection  was exciting to shoot as it includes a variety of materials and textures and our creative team has been busy bringing these new pieces to life. As usual we have been on the hunt for new and unusual places to set the scenes for our lifestyle photography.  The search took us far and [...]

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Against All Odds: The Boat Race

The Nkuku team recently braved the high waters of the river Dart to raise money for local charities and community projects.  The Long bow canoe festival has become an annual event for Nkuku.  It takes place on the banks of the river Dart, in Totnes. The day involves picnics and paddling, with team members dragging [...]

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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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The Great Nkuku Bake Off Part I

Not to jump on the band wagon…..but we have been busy baking at Nkuku’s HQ thanks to Jo, our customer service gem and all time bake off fan. The outcome has been documented in true bake off fashion by Jo. “So the Bake Off has begun and setting us off on this delicious journey was [...]

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LONG BOW CHARITY CANOE RACE

As the mist cleared over the water of the river Dart, you could just make out the forms of a team of men and women, clad in charcoal T shirts, emblazoned with the Nkuku logo heading to their boats to take up their oars and make the team proud! Scratch record…..Ok so there was no mist, just burning [...]

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IS THE TRAVELLER LIFE FOR YOU?

Every spring a beautiful traditional gypsy caravan, complete with Piebald heavy horse, camp on some common land nearby and I drive past and think how wonderful and free the traveller life must be but also possibly sometimes a bit cold and damp and probably not quite the romantic notion I had in mind.  For the less [...]

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ALFRESCO DINING

Set the scene for the perfect alfresco evening with some of our exquisite lanterns and tableware. Dress your table with braided hemp table mats, pretty recycled glass Daya glasses and beautiful Bimbi and Indus bowls, handmade from sustainable mango wood. Scatter some natural jute cushions on a bench or chair and place some Ayla cotton throws about [...]

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS PART II

This week we are continuing to share the Nkuku team’s favourite Nkuku products. Bee, our amazingly efficient Finance Manager loves our Pansa floral tins. “ I love this product because it’s perfect for storing my stash of nuts and chocolate!”  Supply Chain Assistant, Steph, when her head is not buried in a spreadsheet or quality control loves walking [...]

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

Over the next couple of weeks the Nkuku team will sharing with you their favourite Nkuku products. It has been a brilliant process finding out what everyone loves and how it fits into their home and lifestyle!  We’re starting with Anna, busy working Mum of Florence (below) who couldn’t select just one item but has included [...]

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NKUKU HQ

This week we thought we would fill you in on Nkuku HQ.  We are based at the old Tweed Mill, in the picturesque village of Dartington in South Devon. It seems a million miles away from the summerhouse in our back garden!  The Mill still has a working waterwheel that generates a small amount of power to 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.