We examined the process of artisanal nettle fibre extraction - from the nettle plant to the fibres and yarn to compostable textile samples. The idea of making fabrics from nettle is not new, and nowadays there are still production sites - or new sites - where nettle fibres are extracted. We have studied different methods of fibre extraction, we have tested them and we have tried to optimise the processing.
Thus, through the Nesselkraft project, we have gained new knowledge that we want to pass on. We want to encourage local people to be more curious about where their products come from, what they are made of and, if possible, to look for more sustainable and local alternatives.
Interview with Nesselkraft
Nettle in everyday life
Illustrative evaluation of our study on stamps carried out at the Hyperfestival in June 2019.