Meet: Nkuku

As 2015 kicks off and the new ranges begin to roll into INC, it seems like the perefct time to start a series on the blog.

Let me introduce you to some of our amazing suppliers.

As we have just had a delivery of gorgeous new stock from these guys, I'm going to start this series with Nkuku.

Nkuku was founded over 10 years ago by Alistair and  Alex Cooke, after a year travelling and working in Africa and India, meeting artisans, and witnessing their astounding skills but challenging living standards and restricted opportunities. The objective became to promote and develop the traditional skills of these artisans and bring their work to the UK market.

Nkuku specialise in eco friendly, fairly traded homeware and gifts. Their products combine contemporary design with age old traditions, natural materials and sustainable methods of production. They passionately support fair trade and consider the environment in everything they do.

Nkuku are based just down the road in Dartington, South Devon. So although the products are made abroad, the drive behind this company is nice and local! Nkuku are passionate about handmade products, just like INC - thats why we thought they would be perfect in the shop, and we are proud to be selling their gorgeous range of gifts.