2019 Global Change Award winner

Green Nettle, winner of Global Change Award 2019, turns nettles into sustainable fashion fibers and give opportunities for farmers in Kenya to boost their livelihoods.

Working with Farmers to create a Sustainable economy

This revolutionary approach will provide jobs and nutrients to over 200,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya. The project is also easily scalable

 

Working with Mother nature not against her

Growing stinging nettle on the steep slopes offer cover crop preventing erosion and prevent river pollution both by siltation and leaching

Promoting good health for all at all ages

Nettle is high in iron. Dry nettle shoots can be used as part of relief food as an iron supplement also nettle for long has been used in animal and human alternative prophylactic medicine.

 

Home of eco-friendly textiles

By converting nettle stalks into a linen-like fabric, we create an eco-fabric out of natural rather than synthetic materials

 

Green-Nettle Textiles

We create an Eco-fabric out of naturals Nettle rather than synthetic materials

Stinging nettle which is native in these areas is a true survivor, requiring just a bit of sun

Our project,” Sustainable Sting”,engages local communities to establish stinging nettle plantations on non arable steep slopes. By converting nettle stalks into a linen-like fabric, we create an eco-fabric out of natural rather than synthetic materials and employ thousands of artisans across the globe.

Nettle Eco-Fiber

We will reduce the need for conventional fibre and in turn the amount of greenhouse gases produced during conventional fiber production.

Prophylactic Medicine

With the high concentration of beneficial phytochemicals, nettle for long has been used in animal and human alternative prophylactic medicine.

Nutritional Value

We contribute to a healthy population. Nettle is a hardy crop and the only remaining vegetable during an extended dry spell. 

About Us

“Green Nettle Textile” is one of five winners of the 2019 Global Change Award, powered by the H&M Foundation. Together, we can bring this idea to life. #LetsChangeClothes

Insects Habitat

Stinging nettle conserves biodiversity by habitating different insects and animals with endangered Aberdare Chameleon being important in our beachhead region.

Environmental Conservation

Growing stinging nettle on the steep slopes offer cover crop preventing erosion.Stinging nettle conserves biodiversity by habitating different insects and animals.

Source of Livelihood 

This revolutionary approach will provide jobs  to over 200,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya. The project is also easily scalable.

Hand knittted adult poncho

$40 USD

hand knitted adult poncho made of 100% nettle ecofibre and natural plant dyes.color can be customized to fit pre-order

Hand woven shoulder throws

$40 USD

Naturally dyed hand woven ladies shoulder throws,(0.75 M squared)

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We take the Sting Out of Sustainability!

While the name suggests itchiness or stickiness, it is actually smooth, luxurious, and very elegant. Take the sting out of sustainability…support the forward-thinking creatives of “Green Nettle Textile” today.

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+254714337812
info@greennettletextiles.com
46 mirangine 20124 Nairobi, Kenya

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