Tag 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 From upcycling old out of date pieces by rejuventating them with new twists to recycling glass into wonderful new products.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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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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FAIR TRADE TEA PARTY AT NKUKU HQ

We are celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight over the next two weeks and as part of the celebrations we seem to have fallen into the tradition of holding a fair trade tea party at the office!  Everyone invites their family and children and we all rustle up something using only fair trade ingredients.   It is a very relaxed event and a great [...]

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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 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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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 [...]

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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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MAGICAL MARKETS

A recent trip to Marrakech confirmed yet further our love for markets, from the narrow pink alleyways of the souks in Marrakech to the gathering of market barrows in Borough Market; from the flowers in Covent Garden and the spice and vegetable carts of Rajasthan to the fish market in Tokyo (now moving I believe).  The heart and soul of [...]

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ECO FRIENDLY, FAIR TRADE FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

From globetrotting artists to culinary chefs we have a wonderful selection of beautiful handmade gifts which offer something a little out of the ordinary for Father’s day. To start, our timu leather journals are hand made for luxiously soft brown leather, filled with recyled cotton paper. These are great for a Dad who likes to sketch, write [...]

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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.