Nkuku | Vintage Lanterns


Vintage Lanterns

Nkuku was founded 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. Their objective became to promote and develop the traditional skills of these artisans and bring their work to the UK market through wholesale and retail channels. Whilst promoting fair trade and establishing a business that could provide a lifestyle change for their family and an income for themselves. Nkuku is an environmentally aware company. They endeavour to create products using recycled and natural materials through a handmade process. They consider the environment in everything they do and it has a large impact on the products they sell. The name ‘Nkuku’ was borrowed from a village in Zambia. They combine contemporary designs with age-old techniques, natural materials and sustainable methods of production to ensure each product is truly exceptional.