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NKUKU INDIA CONFERENCE

In April a few of the Nkuku team, Ali, myself and our children set off for India.  The purpose of our trip was to  host a conference and lunch for all our suppliers. The venue was in Delhi and our suppliers came from far and wide to join us for a wonderful day of business, socialising [...]

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GET THE PICTURE!

“A picture is worth a thousands words!”  It’s true, a photograph  can reveal so much, it can tell a story, capture a moment in time, a feeling, a first smile. It can set a scene, emulate a mood or just make you laugh! Choose a frame to fit your photograph .  You can really enhance a photograph by selecting [...]

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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 From upcycling old out of date pieces by rejuventating them with new twists to recycling glass into wonderful new products.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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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 SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION.

We are delighted to reveal to you our collection for Spring Summer 2014. We have explored a number of new materials, beautiful colour pallettes and exciting new designs. Weeks of travel to suppliers old and new, days of sitting in a room working out collections, mulling over concepts and designs result in this… the big [...]

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS & THE STORIES BEHIND THEM

We have a wonderful selection of gift ideas perfect for Christmas.   At Nkuku we are passionate about fair trade and traditional skills. We love knowing the whole story from artisan to the end customer.  We’ve put together some of our favourite fair trade Christmas gift ideas, starting with the Savannah shopper -  the  ’must have’ accessory this [...]

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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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NKUKU IN NEW YORK

The Nkuku sales team has recently returned from NY Now, a wonderful exhibition held in the Javits Centre; a vast glass building (above)  in Midtown Manhattan. Taking part in trade shows around the globe is a definite perk of the job!  We had a fantastic show and as always it was great to catch up with our American customers. Despite the long [...]

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PHOTO SHOOT – AUTUMN WINTER 2013

Our Creative team have worked tirelessly to produce our latest trade catalogue – it’s beautiful and and we are very proud if it! In this week’s blog Jess, our Creative Manager, reveals some behind the scenes images taken from the Autumn Winter 2013 shoot. The lifestyle photo shoot plays a key role in bringing the product to life and [...]

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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.