Nkuku is a fair trade company that creates products that combine contemporary designs with age-old techniques, natural materials and sustainable methods of production to ensure each product is truly exceptional.
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Nkuku is socially responsible and is built on the principles of fair trade and equal opportunity. They support fair trade and local community initiatives. In brief, this means that their suppliers are paid a decent wage for their work; working conditions are safe and a good standard; no children are exploited. All their products are skilfully created in a positive and pleasant environment.
Nkuku ensures compliance with this code of conduct by making regular visits to their suppliers. They also maintain a close and personal relationship with the artisans themselves, and know that they are very proud of their work and their workforce.
Nkuku is also an environmentally aware company. They endeavour to create products using recycled and natural materials through a hand made process. They consider the environment in everything they do and it has a large impact on the products that they sell. This being said, they are under no illusions and are aware that to truly help the environment it is better to reuse things, not waste things and not buy gifts that you don't really need! Not very good for business! On the positive side, if you are buying a gift then at the very least Nkuku offers a product that has considered the environment. Nkuku (and Greenheart!) hopes that the items you do purchase will be kept for a lifetime, perhaps storing priceless memories in one of our albums and passing them on to the next generation.