Time’s a funny thing – you think you’ve got a handle on it then something can totally blindside you. Like when you realise you haven’t seen a friend in years rather than months or when you count up how long it’s been since you graduated and realise it’s actually over a decade. An actual decade. It’s the same with certain shops. When Nkuku first popped up on my radar I was working on my first blog (which in hindsight was actually back in 2007) and they were a lovely small, independent label with a great ethos and small collection of beautifully made home accessories. So when I spotted the Nkuku stand at the Top Drawer exhibition the other day I went over to see what this lovely brand was up to. But when I reached the stand I realised it had been a long time since I last took a good look at them as their display stand was vast. And absolutely jam-packed with some of the loveliest homeware I’ve seen in a while. In the intervening years, Nkuku has well and truly found its feet. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are basically a one stop shop for simple, chic home essentials that are well made, beautiful and, most importantly, ethical. Think woven baskets, jute rugs, soft striped throws, leather bags, upholstered chairs and handmade jewellery. Nkuku is built on the principles of fair trade and equal opportunity and you can find out more about their story here. I’ve shared some of their products below and I think the images speak for themselves. Truly beautiful.
Inspired? Take a look at the Nkuku website and let me know what you think of them in the comments below