Nkuku works with independent businesses, social projects and cooperatives to provide handmade, eco friendly and ethical home decorations.
With Nkuku, it started with a journey… and a journal.
Ten years ago Alex and Ali Cooke set out on a life-changing adventure, traveling the world and coming across talented craftspeople and their beautiful work along the way. It inspired them to do something different, so they moved to rural Devon and started working with artisans throughout the world, supporting and celebrating their skills by bringing their products to a wider audience.
Their name was borrowed from a hut in Zambia, their business plan jotted on the cover of a paperback and their first order was for exquisite leather journals that they still sell today.
“Our team and products may have grown, but we still have the same hands-on approach, meeting and working with all our makers personally. That’s how we know that every product has a story to tell…,” Nkuku says.
"We work with artisans throughout the world, combining timeless design with traditional skills and natural materials."