Grows amazingly quickly, reaching heights of tree metres in a year. It has been harvest for centuries in Nepal as a source of fibre, food and for the plant’s many medical properties.
Grown and harvested in the Nepalese foothills. This herb grows wild so is naturally organic, it is collected and harvested around October where the stalks are used for fibres and the leaves are eaten in soups and stews.
It is the longest of the natural fibres and is strong, fine and elastic. Nettle fibre is used in our laptop cases, belts and guitar straps. The finish is usually a bit rougher and natural looking than other fibres since the fibres are thicker so we use this when we need a strong fabric but doesn’t need to be soft such as belts and laptop cases.