Stephanie & StefanieWe founded Mama Nuka in the summer of 2015 – while having coffee in Berlin. Our way to babywearing was a long journey - namely via the Indian subcontinent, where we got inspired by mothers carrying their children. Travelling in India we saw mothers carrying their babies everywhere. We hadn’t been mothers back then, but had a natural feeling that we would be mothers one day. Driven by our natural interest for textiles, we explored the country of their tradition and knowledge in textiles. Suddenly we knew our mission: We wanted to create something valuable not only for us but for all the people who expect something precious like a baby.
A baby is the most precious thing we have ever held in our arms. That is why our baby wrap is just as soft, tender and natural.
India is known as the cradle of traditional textile production. While we explored the Indian subcontinent we eventually discovered the secret of herbal dyeing which creates brilliant colours without using any chemicals. For us the most natural step was to create a baby wrap that unites all our values, our passion for textiles and our belief in making the world a better place. With Mama Nuka we make a gift for all the people who are (expectant) parents or who want to give a special gift to others who will be. We are now also mothers of three children and we wish all the babies a soft and natural landing on earth. We love to carry our babies in our Mama Nukas. Of couse, our men are also invited to carry their babies!
Our gift for you
"Our Mama Nukas are a gift to all future parents and their family who wish to carry their babies. We want to give your baby a soft and natural landing in life - at the same time we wish you a smooth arrival into the beautiful life chapter of parenthood."
Jana Est (Social Media)
Whenever our Instagram- or Facebook feed fills up with new texts and images - Jana is at work. She updates you whenever we have new collections, discounts and also shares interesting content about carrying and natural dye. She also supports us in communication and loves to answer all or your questions and comments that trickle into our mailbox. Visit us on Instagram at @mamanuka_baby
Frank & Francesco (Stock and shipping)
Without our “men in the background” we wouldn’t be where we are today. They are always there to support us – whether they pack parcels at night or take them to the post early in the morning – we can always rely on them. Our loved ones carry boxes, organise the storage, support us at trade fairs and sit with our babies when their moms are busy. We are endlessly grateful that they are always by our side.
Kristina Wedel (Graphic-Design)
Kristina is the creative godmother of Mama Nuka. She designed our beautiful logo by stamping petals with potatoes. She uses handwriting on our postcards, business cards and baby wearing instructions. We love her handmade pop style as it fits perfectly to Mama Nuka. Find more of Kristina’s work and contact her at www.kristinawedel.de
Anne-Marja (Wearing consultant)
Our professional consultant „Frau Beuteltier“ helps us with all questions about babywearing. She knows tips and tricks and surprises us again and again. 2018 we developed with Anne-Marja our Mama Nuka Ring Sling – our new product which makes half of our sales now- and we are planning more! You can consult “Frau Beuteltier” yourself either online or in her cosy babywearing home: www.fraubeuteltier.de
Emelie (product design)
Emelie is currently writing her bachelor thesis in the field of design and will design and develop a new product for Mama Nuka in this context. It is particularly important to her to incorporate her design into a sustainable and meaningful product. We actively support them and look forward to the end result. She also takes on smaller research tasks and finds out about new production sites, for example.