Welcome

Welcome you to our website. Here we would like to give you an insight into our production and answer questions about our products.

Since 1983, Nanchen dolls have been caringly handmade and hand-painted in north Hesse. Founded by Nana and Peter Sendke as a small side project to their toy shop, the manufactory quickly developed into something bigger. Today, around 15 employees work here on the production of Nanchen dolls, which we ship to customers worldwide.

You will find an overview of the current product range in our catalogue. Under FAQ we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about product care. We also treat ’injured’ Nanchen dolls in our doll hospital.

You can buy Nanchen Natur dolls in numerous shops, mail order companies and online retailers. As a commercial customer, you can register via the dealer section with your trade license.

We wish you a lot of fun browsing through the Nanchen world. You can find even more colourful pictures and insights on Instagram.

Kind regards from the doll manufactory.
Juliane Krüger and Janah von Buttlar

What we do

We manufacture dolls, rattles and toy animals from high-quality natural materials. In our manufactory in Kassel along with 15 great employees, we transform Bioland virgin sheep's wool, organic cotton and plant-dyed silk into over 200 different Nanchen models. Our employees have unusual job titles such as "face painter", "inner head roller", "doll doctor" or "wig crocheter".
We are all united by our love of handicraft and the joy of high-quality materials. For some time now, we have also been working with two family-run tailors in East Germany and Hungary to support us. They prefabricate semi-finished parts for our small rattles and cuddly toys.

Who we are

In 2012, we, Janah von Buttlar and Juliane Krüger, took over the family business Nanchen Natur from the previous owners – Nana and Peter Sendke.

We are old school friends who have returned to our hometown Kassel after a few years of living in Sweden, Switzerland and Berlin.
We have been running the traditional company with great joy and enthusiasm for over 9 years now.
We also played with the beautiful dolls of Nanchen Natur in our childhood and would like to give the same joy to your and our children with this high-quality handcrafted product.

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