These beautiful green-tinged 'Hoopla' glass bottles are hand blown using age old techniques.
Each piece bears the marks of the craftsman: bubbles, naturally occurring impurities, sediments and tool marks are all characteristic and make each piece unique.
All of the glassware that Nkuku uses is handmade from recycled glass. Recycling glass requires 30% less energy to melt when compared with raw material. After the waste glass is collected and washed to remove any impurities, it is crushed and melted down before being hand blown or placed in moulds to create Nkuku's beautiful new products.
Nkuku, based in Devon, the United Kingdom, creates beautifully handmade home and lifestyle products. They work with artisans throughout the world, combining timeless design with traditional skills and natural materials. One of Nkuku's key focuses is on fair trade, and they adhere to the globally accepted '10 Principles of Fair Trade'. They believe that trading fairly provides the artisans they work with an opportunity to build a future, and helps businesses develop while also creating sustainable employment.
Along with their focus on fair trade, Nkuku has a strong eco-friendly ethos as they work with natural and recycled materials through sustainable methods of production, which in turn shapes their collections. All of Nkuku's items are handmade, which highlights the traditional skills used by their artisans that have been handed down from generation to generation.