Handwoven from the natural materials of Water Hyacinth and Corn Husk this large two-tone Nkomi basket provides excellent storage. The durable basket is super practical to have around your home and can be easily transported using the handy carry handles perfect to store washing or keep near your sofa to hold cosy blankets.
50cm x 40cm x 40cm – height includes handles approx 10cm
Handmade in Vietnam
Water Hyacinth & Corn Husk Leaf
Water Hyacinth is an invasive aquatic plant that grows in Vietnam it needs cultivating to curb its growth making it a great raw material to create products from. Corn Husk Leaf makes use of the outer layer of corn that would otherwise be discarded.
Nkuku adhere to the standard globally recognised 10 Principles of Fair Trade and work on building a strong relationship with their suppliers who they see more as partners. They work with independent businesses social projects and co-operative who are at the start of their fair trade process and invest in these artisans to help them achieve this. Nkuku believe the handmade nature of their products is what sets them apart valuing the skills needed to create these individually crafted pieces and working with natural recycled and reclaimed materials with a focus on sustainable methods of production.
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Inspired by the talented craftspeople they met on a lifechanging trip around the world, Ali and Alex Cooke created Nkuku to celebrate the skills of these amazing artists and bring their products to a wider audience. Nkuku are a hands-on company who work closely with makers to ensure they share the same ethical and fair-trade values. Their range of beautiful handmade pieces are made using sustainable methods of production and worked in natural, recycled and reclaimed materials.
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