Nkuku (Nuh-ku-ku) creates beautifully handmade home and lifetsyle products, combining timeless design with natural materials.
Ethical. Eco-Friendly. Handmade. These are the three core principles of Nkuku, and their ethos when creating their beautiful home and lifestyle ranges.
Founded in 2003 by Alistair and Alex Cooke, the inspiration came from an around the world trip when meeting artisans in east Africa, whom they wanted to support their practice- this trip incidentally found the name for the company, which was a village they passed in Zambia.
A passion was born from this trip. From the environment, fair-trade practices to a fascination with traditional crafts. This can all be seen in their high-quality products such as Nkuku hanging planters.
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Now based in Darlington, Nkuku continues to work with skilled artisans located around the world. Their focus surrounds supporting traditional skills, natural materials, and classic design which can be seen in the quality of items for example, Nkuku mugs.
Most importantly, Nkuku’s core principle of ethics is seen with their close work with their suppliers who they see as partners. Working with independent businesses means they build strong relationships and transparency to ensure the best possible conditions, and sustainable employment.
Ethical doesn’t have to mean limited! Nkuku have proven you can decorate a whole home with their high quality and wide product range. Think big with Nkuku furniture. If you’re looking to create a rustic or bohemian themed interior the Nkuku side table may be the perfect fit for you. Other house staples are also available. Enjoy eating around the dining table in comfort with your friends and family while sitting on Nkuku dining chairs.
From big to small, there are also essential home accessories available. Create tactile and warm spaces with the hand woven Nkuku cushions- perfect for laying on your sofas and chairs. This cosy atmosphere can be extended with arguably one of the most important focal points in the room- lights! A Nkuku floor lamp could be the ideal ambient lighting you have been looking for.
Additionally, Nkuku supports social projects and co-operatives. Purchase your homeware from a truly wonderful ethical brand and see our wide available ranges available online or instore with accessories such as Nkuku frames or a Nkuku mirror to add that finishing touch to your rooms.
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