Discover Germany, Issue 35, February 2016

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Children’s Universe

A natural sleeping environment for babies When their son was born, Angela and Robin Koszewa from Gelsenkirchen decided to follow a new career path. In order to spend more time with their son, the entrepreneur couple started the brands NONOMO® and Fidella®, which stand for sustainable organic quality and enable a close bond between parent and child. TEXT: NADINE CARSTENS I PHOTOS: KOSZEWA & KOSZEWA GBR

Most parents are familiar with this scene: when babies have trouble falling asleep, there are times when nothing seems to help, no matter how their mum and dad try to make them feel comfortable. Making it possible for newborns to sleep significantly better and to make both them and their parents feel more relaxed is Angela and Robin Koszewa’s aim. Under the two brands NONOMO® and Fidella®, the entrepreneur couple from Gelsenkirchen creates baby hammocks, baby wraps and other products for infants and toddlers, which convey a feeling of closeness and security:

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sentiments that are essential to a child’s well-being. “After our son Nolan was born, we realised that our view of what really matters in life had severely changed. We had a feeling that there was not enough time for reasonably balancing family life and work,” Angela Koszewa explains. “Therefore, we had to find a new way to make a living, while actively raising and spending enough time with our son.” She describes this process as“going on an expedition to finding our inner entrepreneur”. According to

her, she and her husband wanted to bethink themselves on offering products that are of practical, but also of emotional use for parents and their children. As a result, the married couple founded NONOMO® in 2010, a company that primarily sells pioneering hammocks for babies.Three years later, Angela and Robin Koszewa placed

Portrait: Angela and Robin Koszewa