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Nearly 9 years ago my husband and I embarked on a round the world trip that would change our lives. It was on this trip that we met so many talented artisans and crafts people producing beautiful artefacts and crafts that formed the inspiration for Nkuku. It soon became clear that many of these artisans were from disadvantaged back grounds [...]

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Feeling blue? The colour blue is often used to represent different moods and emotions. Picasso used the colour during his blue period to express melancholy, for Kadinsky blue represented spirituality and the human desire for the eternal. Rothko used it to describe basic human emotion and Yves Klein even patented his own shade of blue [...]

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Everyone loves a wedding so you can imagine how excited we were when our very own Anna from Nkuku announced her wedding plans and even more so when she agreed to share her day with us here on our blog: From the moment I started working for Nkuku I knew that if one day I [...]

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Nkuku like to support eco initiatives and we are big fans of multi award winning Gumdrop (GUMDROP) Ltd. Gumdrop Ltd is the brain child of graduate designer, Anna Bullus, who decided to tackle the global problem of gum litter. Gumdrop Ltd offers a unique disposal and recycling system for chewed chewing gum, the Gumdrop Bin. [...]

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Recycled Woollen Blanket-

  Our wool throws are hand made from recycled wool and finished with a soft felt border.   Discarded wool garments are collected and all the buttons, zips and poppers removed; leaving only the wool.  This wool is then sorted into colours and these colour groups are then ground into a very thin fibre; this fibre [...]

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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.