Tag Archives: sustainable

AUTUMN HARVEST

The leaves are changing, there’s a nip in the air and autumn has arrived.  It’s a great time to celebrate good food and drink and discover produce directly from the source.  Nkuku HQ is slap bang in the middle of the South Hams, and we are spoilt for choice with an abundance of local produce on [...]

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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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WEDDING DECORATION IDEAS

Planning your wedding decor is one the most exciting parts of wedding planning, oh and the getting married part too! There are table centres to think of and table decorations. These can vary from little sparkling t lights, to sweet lustre vases filled with wild flowers. Picking a theme definitely helps, even if the theme is [...]

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LOVELY JUTE

We love jute not just because of our lovely rugs and bags, and not just because it is a fantastic material to work with but because it really is the most wonderful eco material.  We take great care to consider the environment when we are designing and introducing new collections. Jute has minimal impact on the [...]

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ECO FRIENDLY, FAIR TRADE FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

From globetrotting artists to culinary chefs we have a wonderful selection of beautiful handmade gifts which offer something a little out of the ordinary for Father’s day. To start, our timu leather journals are hand made for luxiously soft brown leather, filled with recyled cotton paper. These are great for a Dad who likes to sketch, write [...]

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ALFRESCO DINING

Set the scene for the perfect alfresco evening with some of our exquisite lanterns and tableware. Dress your table with braided hemp table mats, pretty recycled glass Daya glasses and beautiful Bimbi and Indus bowls, handmade from sustainable mango wood. Scatter some natural jute cushions on a bench or chair and place some Ayla cotton throws about [...]

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS PART II

This week we are continuing to share the Nkuku team’s favourite Nkuku products. Bee, our amazingly efficient Finance Manager loves our Pansa floral tins. “ I love this product because it’s perfect for storing my stash of nuts and chocolate!”  Supply Chain Assistant, Steph, when her head is not buried in a spreadsheet or quality control loves walking [...]

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

Over the next couple of weeks the Nkuku team will sharing with you their favourite Nkuku products. It has been a brilliant process finding out what everyone loves and how it fits into their home and lifestyle!  We’re starting with Anna, busy working Mum of Florence (below) who couldn’t select just one item but has included [...]

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LOG CABIN CHIC

The days are finally getting longer and maybe even a fraction warmer (OK so it’s freezing!) As you emerge from winter here are some inspirational interior ideas from Nkuku, perfect for an outside summer house or log cabin. These beautiful rustic textures create the perfect back drop for our warm red and natural jute rugs. [...]

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NKUKU HQ

This week we thought we would fill you in on Nkuku HQ.  We are based at the old Tweed Mill, in the picturesque village of Dartington in South Devon. It seems a million miles away from the summerhouse in our back garden!  The Mill still has a working waterwheel that generates a small amount of power to the [...]

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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.