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Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle - Textiles with a consciousness

A few weeks ago, the Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle was added to our shelves. A gorgeous fiber with a special story that I would like to share with you.

Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle… Textiles with consciousness

This amazingly beautiful, very long snow-white fiber is obtained from the plant by the same name (Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle Plant) which grows spontaneously in the Nepalese Himalayan regions, between the altitudes of 1.800 and 3.000 metres.

Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle

It is picked and scrutched by local people, and then sent to Italy where it is degummed and combed.

Wild Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle Tops - Raw Colors
Natural White
100 g € 9,36
500 g € 42,71
1 kg € 81,45

Finally, the Wild Growing Himalayan Stinging Nettle comes to DHG, which currently holds the exclusive worldwide distribution rights. And I hope with all of my heart that it will soon leave the DHG warehouse to reach a multitude of different destinations.

The socio-economic and environmental impact of the Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle plant

So, the Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle plant is not only beautiful, but also “good at heart” and it is ideal for those who want “conscious textiles”.

Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging NettleWild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle

Why?

  • It creates new jobs in extremely underprivileged areas. Indeed, it is picked by the people who live in the Himalayan foothills, which is the poorest area in Asia after Afghanistan.
  • The plant grows spontaneously every year, reaching 3 metres of height and developing a thick foliage which can absorb great amounts of CO2.
  • Harvesting Wild-Growing Himalayan Stinging Nettle does not require any prior deforestation or the use of pesticides or other chemicals.
  • It is a rootstock which gets stronger and expands its root system if cut periodically. Thus, it helps make the soil more stable and prevent landslides.
  • In order to grow, it needs to be covered by taller trees, so it encourages people to respect the forests and helps reduce deforestation.

Would like to try it? Then all you need to is buy it here.

Not only will you receive an exclusive, extremely high-quality product, but you will also help the local Nepalese economy. Just with a click.

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