DHG isn’t taking any time off, so orders will be processed regularly.
On the contrary, our dyeinghouse will be closed until August 26, so Mixology and the Color Lab productions will resume from the end of the month.
Wild Growing Giant Himalayan Stinging Nettle - Textiles with a consciousness
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.
It is picked and scrutched by local people, and then sent to Italy where it is degummed and combed.
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”.
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 orother 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.