Tag Archives: mango wood

For the Love of Mango Wood

Mango wood is a natural material that forms a significant part of the collections we produce, from table top items to pieces of furniture. We wanted to share with you some of the reasons why we have such a love for this age old wood. This beautiful material has many distinctive properties and characteristics; it has a unique colouring and can [...]

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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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TYPOGRAPHY & LETTERS

Typography traces its origins to the first punches and dyes used to make seals and currency in ancient times. Words have appeared in visual art since classical time but it was in the early 20th century that artists really began exploring language as a subject itself. The power of words as art can have a [...]

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MARVELLOUS MANGO WOOD

A great many of our wood products are hand made from sustainable mango wood.  The colour of mango wood varies from deep brown to an almost light blond. The natural grain adds depth and character to everyday products and this is one of the reasons why we love it so much. The other enormous benefit [...]

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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.