Nkuku - ethical & handmade homewares

Nkuku (pronounced Nuh-ku-ku) creates handmade, eco-friendly products, with just a little bit of whimsy!

From photo frames and jewellery boxes to mugs and spoons, this delightful range is the perfect choice if you are looking for a housewarming present for a friend. Imagine the smile on their face as they open up a beautiful gift, made with care.

Alternatively, anything from the Nkuku collection will make a great present for you too!

Inspired by a round-the-world trip taken by its founders, the Devon-based company works with artisans from all corners of the world, including India, Indonesia, Africa and Vietnam. These artisans use natural and recycled materials to make a collection of sustainable treats that will look beautiful in every room of your home.

If you’re looking for stunning, well-made, ethical homewares, Nkuku is the perfect choice. 

Take a look at our curated collection of wonderful Nkuku products and see how they will complement your home.

How easy is it to create a sustainably designed home?

A lot easier than you may think! 

The main thing is to read the labels and see where everything comes from. From paint and carpets, all the way through to furniture, you want to make sure that everything you buy is as eco-friendly as possible. For example, choosing non-toxic paint and organic fabrics.

Every product from the Nkuku range is sustainably made. This means you can put them in pride of place in your home with complete confidence.

Why should I buy a Nkuku product?

The three words that Nkuku uses to describe its values are ‘ethical’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘handmade’.

The brand works with independent businesses worldwide, trading fairly, ensuring safe working conditions and helping these businesses build a future.

All products are made by hand using sustainable materials including hemp, jute, brass, mango wood and recycled glass and paper. As they are made using artisan production methods, you’ll be guaranteed a one-of-a-kind item that nobody else will own.

All this results in beautiful, hard-wearing products that look good, and do good too.

What rooms can I use Nkuku products in?

Anywhere you like! The Nkuku collection will look stunning in any room of your home.

From mugs and spoons for the kitchen, napkin rings and mirrors for the dining room and desk lamps and photo frames for your bedroom, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice.

Nkuku also creates jewellery that will look absolutely striking on your bedroom dresser!

Nkuku’s dedication to sustainability

The way we buy has changed over the last few years. Rather than focusing on fast fashion for the home, we are choosing long-lasting homewares that have a story to tell.

Nkuku is a Fair Trade company, auditing suppliers to ensure complete transparency and dedication to eco-friendly practices. In addition, Nkuku aims to create long-term business relationships across the world.

Products are created using traditional handmade production methods including metal sculpting, weaving, pottery making and carpentry.

The company works with natural materials, focusing on producing high-quality products that will last for years to come. All materials used can be recycled in the future.

Products are shipped by sea freight to reduce carbon footprint, and packaging is as sustainable as possible.

Nkuku is dedicated to improving its processes and challenging itself to become more environmentally friendly over time.

Nkuku and charity partnerships

Whether at home in the UK or other countries, Nkuku is committed to helping others.

The company supports FRANK Water, a charity that improves the living standards of small communities that are too remote for larger charities to access. FRANK Water works with areas in India and Nepal, providing them with safe drinking water systems.

Nkuku also supports ‘Til the Coast is Clear, a charity based in its native Devon. Til the Coast is Clear helps clear plastic pollution from the shorelines, protecting the fragile marine ecosystem and helping regenerate communities.