Tag Archives: Fair Trade

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 From upcycling old out of date pieces by rejuventating them with new twists to recycling glass into wonderful new products.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

I’m hoping for an Indian summer but even if my hopes don’t come true make sure you make the most the last of summer and the light evenings. This is a magical time to light all those t lights and lanterns and create an ambient mood.  We’ve tried and tested a number of t lights and lanterns at Nkuku, here are some of [...]

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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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  • 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.