At Nugu, sustainability isn’t a buzz word. Our company was founded on creating products in harmony with the environment, because we truly see this as the only way forward for commerce. From sustainably-sourced raw materials to reusing our own water supply to planting trees to offset our carbon production, we take sustainability seriously.
We fuse longstanding indigenous practices with inventive entrepreneurial know-how. Together these two pieces have led us to build innovative practices that are steeped in authenticity, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We push the envelope because we believe that we can shape a better future and help heal the planet by offering a better solution.
We strongly believe that collaborative effort results in better art and better work. Our team is comprised of indigenous makers with decades of traditional knowledge that greatly impacts our design, process, and business. We’d never leave a team member hanging out to dry, only our ceramics — because, well, we need to.
We care deeply about people – from our makers to our business team to our customers and community, we are empathy-forward and relationship-focused. We believe in creating goodness and spreading kindness, and that means that we hold space for humans to be human. We also leave space for dogs to be dogs, elephants to be elephants, bees to be bees… you get the idea.