This organic hand woven fabric is a unique loose weave offering a completely different texture to that of our plain weave nettle. Available in lengths from half a metre. All orders of multiple metres will not be cut, but left as a continuous length.
Please be aware that this fabric is loomstate, that means it has come straight from the loom. It is strongly recommended that this fabric is pre-washed prior to tailoring as a small percentage of shrinkage is to be expected.
From harvesting, retting and handspinning the fibres through to the completion of the fabric on a handloom is a very time consuming process. Nettle fabric is made in various high altitude areas across Nepal, one particular area with a reputation for fine yarn is Sankhuwasava which lies east of Kathmandu. This nettle fabric is from Sankhuwasava.
Himalayan Giant Nettle is widely known as ‘ALLO’ in Nepalese.
If you are interested in a sample of this fabric, we have this available in the option box. Samples are approximately 10cm x 10cm.
Width : Approx. 65cm
Warp & Weft : Nettle