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Discover Germany  |  Design  |  Abolengo de Alpaca

Näsemann’s bedding store Dorma Vita, which has been in the family for four generations, is the ideal platform to bring alpaca goodness to the world. Frank Näsemann adds: “It’s wonderful to be able to offer sustainable products of such remarkable organic and ecological value. We sell a piece of nature, and offer our customers exceptional products for reasonable prices with a clean conscious.” In the Abolengo online store there is a wide range of Alpaca products from socks, capes, blazers and hats to gloves, cuddly toys and yarn. Close friendships with breeders and textile manufacturers in Peru allow Abolengo to import additional fairtrade alpaca products directly in order to meet the high demand over here. Robin Näsemann, Beatrix and Frank Näsemann’s oldest son, studied in the USA to become an alpaca show judge and is now the only certified judge in mainland Europe. He visits Peru personally at least Photo: © Robin Näsemann

twice a year to ensure top quality. “In addition, we also buy raw alpaca wool here in Germany or Holland from breeder friends. That particular fleece is only used for our bedding items,”Näsemann explains. The wellbeing of their animals has top priority. No alpaca is going to be slaughtered and they are seen as part of the family. “It is just fantastic to live with these peaceful animals. Breeding is fascinating and we stay away from factory farming. I know every single one of my alpacas by name,” says Robin Näsemann, who jets around the world as a show judge when he is not at Gut Aldenhövel.“Of course it is great to travel the world, but the really exciting part of being a show judge is to see so many different animals. I discover an animal’s quality and potential and can hence influence my own breed.” At Gut Aldenhövel, every alpaca has its own family tree and studs are carefully selected from across the globe. On their

farm, emphasises Beatrix Näsemann, the alpacas grow old in peace. Visitors are of course welcome at Gut Aldenhövel and can have a closer look at the beautiful tranquil animals while they are grazing in the scenic landscape. Various seminars and introduction courses can also be booked for those who would like to learn more about the breeding, origin, history and show element of the alpacas. The alpaca products can be ordered online through the website or at one of the Dorma Vita stores as well as at the farm shop. Investing in an alpaca product is not only beneficial for your own wellbeing in terms of improving your sleep quality. It also contributes to making our planet a little better through supporting an environmentally friendly farm run by responsible breeders who understand what is most important: the well-being of their animals. www.abolengo-alpaca.de

Alpaca shawl. Photo: © Kira Strunk

Alpaca duvet. Photo: © Robin Näsemann

Alpaca poncho. Photo: © Kira Strunk

Fine baby alpaca plaids. Photo: © Kira Strunk

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Discover Germany, Issue 53, August 2017  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 53, August 2017  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.