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