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We've carved out a quiet corner where you can delve into sustainable home design inspiration and seasonal styling tips. For those seeking to live in a way that is considered, kind and conscious, this is the place for you.

Saving Lives with Safe Water

  For the past six years, we've regularly donated a proportion of our profits to Frank Water. Every November this ramps up as the charity becomes the focus of our...

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Earth Day 2022

  The theme of Earth Day 2022 is invest in our planet. As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices. What...

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NGO Supporting Women

The rural Indian landscape is beautiful, whether it’s the incredible Himalayas, the dramatic scenery of Kashmir, the barren Thar desert or the exotic riverways of Kerala. When you think of...

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Conscious Shopping in 2020

More than ever before we need to consider the purchases we are making and their impact on the planet. Nkuku is not new to this concept, established in 2003 on...

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Our Buying Trip to India

  As soon as you leave the cool marble and air-conditioned environment of Delhi International airport, India hits you. The warm air, the smells, the sound of car horns and...

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Sustainable, Recycled and Relevant Learn More About our Materials

  With the recent G20 Summit, the UN’s World Environment day and the passionate protests of Teen Eco – Activist Greta Thunberg, it felt a fitting time to share some...

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15 Year Anniversary

We can’t quite believe that it has been 15 years since we established Nkuku. It was 16 years ago that we set off on a round-the-world trip, with the obligatory backpack...

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Discover the Origins of Our Indian Antiques

  You can’t visit India without being captivated by its extraordinary architecture, exquisite palaces and inspirational temples. The vibrant colours are breathtaking and overwhelming in equal measure. There is nothing...

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The Beauty of Handmade

We are passionate about handmade products; while on our travels throughout Africa and Asia we are constantly inspired and captivated by the traditional skills and age-old techniques that we see....

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Bringing Clean Water to Communities

At Nkuku we are fortunate enough to work with artisans throughout the world but in particular we have developed a strong link to India. Our passion for this incredible country...

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Buying Trip

Preparation for our buying trips starts well in advance, a flurry of emails, skype calls, phone calls and a few entertaining ‘Whats App’ conversations fly back and forth, discussing designs...

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Travels in Vietnam

Eight lanes of motorbikes, four children with luggage, two mobile phones with flat batteries, no map, 40 degree heat, darkness and lost! A nice easy introduction to what is still...

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The Store A Year On...

We can’t believe a whole year has passed since we opened the doors at the Nkuku lifestyle store and café. So much has happened since we first discovered the derelict...

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The True Characters Behind Our Collections

There is a great deal to tell about the character and personalities of the artisans we work with. We embarked on a fantastic project last year travelling the length and...

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Jodhpur Well

One of the ultimate perks of working with suppliers around the world, is the opportunity this creates to travel. Although we no longer have the freedom to travel with no...

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Lifestyle Store and Cafe

Our Nkuku Lifestyle Store and Café is now open. It was nearly two years ago that we first stumbled across a beautiful courtyard of stone barns, located just outside Totnes....

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Behind the Scenes of AW15

Nkuku's Autumn/Winter Photoshoot 2015 It is always exciting when a new collection is ready to be photographed. It's then that we are able to start bringing these pieces to life....

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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...

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Behind the Scenes of our S/S 15 Photoshoot

This week our creative team share some behind the scenes images from our Spring/Summer 2015 shoot. It is always exciting photographing the new pieces, and the latest collection was no...

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Mali Pottery - The Story

Our Mali pottery is handmade near Pondicherry in India as part of a fair trade project. The project was established in 1985 to provide training and secure employment for men...

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