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Nanchen Natur

German brand Nanchen Natur have been making beautiful handmade organic and sustainable fabric Waldorf dolls in their small workshop in Martinhagen, Germany since 1983.

When the founders, Nana and Peter Sendke, were looking for high-quality dolls for their own children in the early 1980s and were unable to find what they were looking for, they began to make dolls themselves, following the example of Waldorf education. From these first attempts and a lot of manual skill, the unique style of the colourful Nanchen world slowly developed.

To this day, the brand is still guided by the origins of Nachen Natur which are carefully complemented with contemporary design. The creation of the Nanchen Waldorf dolls requires a considerable and time-consuming amount of handwork, which sometimes seems to be a contradiction in our fast-paced times. The time and attention that goes into the production of Nanchen dolls however creates the very special magic of the end products.

The range of high-quality Nanchen Natur dolls are traditional Waldorf dolls which faces are individually hand-painted, giving each one its own character. The dolls are stuffed by hand with 100% organic pure new wool and take on body heat so they feel wonderfully soft and warm in children’s arms. 

Natural both inside and out, the fabric is all certified organic cotton and wool, in harmonious colour designs and sustainable cuts that create almost zero waste. Only materials from controlled organic cultivation and controlled organic farming are used to create the Nanchen dolls.

Encouraging endless imaginative and role-play, the gorgeous traditional style organic Nanchen Waldorf dolls make the perfect childhood companion to cherish and depend on for comfort!