Natural, organic tones are celebrated in the appealing moss green glaze of Nkuku's Simi Dinner Plate. The reactive glaze has an appealing finish; the contrasting exterior has a subtle off- white glaze, enhancing the colours within.
The reactive glaze on these pieces means that no two will be exactly the same. The off- white exterior has undertones of the natural clay. These collections are created by talented artisans in China. The country has a rich heritage of arts and crafts, but sadly it is now more renowned for mass production and many of its traditional skills have been forgotten or overlooked. We work together with our suppliers to protect these skills.
How It's Made
Our knitwear is created in our workshop in Westray and also in the homes of our many out workers. The pieces are knitted on domestic knitting machines and completed by linking or grafting by hand.
We are always mindful of the current trends. We visit shows annually, for inspiration and research to keep us up to date with current trends. This is also important for us, it maintains our motivation and our creative interests. It stops us standing still and constantly give us new and interesting challenges.
We are proud of our roots and have worked hard over the years to establish our brand with these values at the core of our work, drawing inspiration from soft muted tones and textures derived from the sky, sea and landscape of our home.
Our aim is to create classic garments with lasting appeal, ponchos, jackets, jumpers, snoods, wraps, wrist warmers and hats, timeless garments that can be worn year after year, evoking memories of our heritage and the people of our islands
We also take pride in our Nordic connection, which heavily influences the colours, styles and shapes of our products. Using natural and luxury yarns, we aim to create products which, whilst reflective of our island home, are equally at home anywhere in the world.