Nkuku specialise in eco friendly, fairly traded homeware and gifts.
All their products are inspired by the traditional skills of artisans throughout the world.
They combine contemporary design with age old traditions, natural materials and sustainable methods of production. Nkuku work to ensure age old traditions are handed on to future generations. The relationship between an artisan and a beautiful handmade piece creates a story and make each product not a mass market item, but an individually crafted piece. Nkuku passionately support fairtrade and consider the environment in everything they do, they work with natural and recycled materials through sustainable methods of production which shape the collections.
Nkuku work with a wide variety of artisans from potters in India that empower women from disadvantaged backgrounds, to potters in Northern Vietnam, to projects that help supplement the income of farmers and their families; basket weaving in Southern India and sustainable Mango wood production for utensils and bowls. They use recycled metal and glass in their products.
So many of these products look so beautiful, but when you have them in your hand are a delight in their obvious craftsmanship and care. Nkuku products are very tactile and pleasing to the senses; they represent some very talented artisans.