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The Story Behind Our Enamelware

We launched our first enamelware collection four years ago and it has been a great success, with the traditional tiffins being a firm favourite. Our enamelware proves to be the perfect year-round gift, but it does tend to peak in popularity during the sunny season. Some tell us they use the enamelware for picnics because they are [...]

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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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Celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight (23 February – 8th March) provides a great opportunity to raise the profile of fair trade producers. Nkuku supports a number of fair trade projects.  Our Mali pottery collection is handmade in southern India as part of a fair trade scheme. The scheme was established to provide training and secure employment for men and [...]

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The Nkuku bake off results

We have come to the end of what was a thoroughly enjoyable pre-Christmas Nkuku bake off and it’s safe to say that each and every participant has wowed us all. Huge thanks go to Jo for organising the entire event and her hilarious commentary (shared below!) It is with great delight that we can announce [...]

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Brighten up your home as the nights draw in

It’s finally happened the clocks have gone back and autumn is officially upon us but don’t be disheartened by the longer evenings. We’ve got some great lighting suggestions to brighten up your home. Having the right indoor lighting can turn a house into a home. Table lamps are perfect for providing different levels of light. [...]

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A RAJASTHANI ADVENTURE PART I

It was over ten years ago that Alistair and myself set off on our travels, the outcome of which was to become Nkuku. For a long time we had wanted to take our brood out to India and show them why we love it so much. Our journey started in Delhi where we held a Nkuku lunch and conference. This was [...]

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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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INSPIRATIONAL WEDDINGS

Spring has sprung and with it the hedgerows are bursting with wild flowers, lambs are frolicking in the (sporadic!) sunshine and the wedding season has definitely begun! At Nkuku we offer a beautiful selection of wedding decorations and gifts all perfect for that special day.  We were all thrilled at Nkuku HQ when Jess, our European [...]

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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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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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  • 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.