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Nettle yarn - Hand spun by Himalayan Allo Udhyog

Himalayan nettle fibres (Allo) are extracted from the stalks of nettle plants (Girardinia diversifolia) found in the Himalayan region. These fibers have been used by local communities for centuries to create various products, including textiles, ropes, fishing nets, baskets, and more.


Himalayan nettle fibres are known for their strength, durability, and eco-friendly properties. Nettle is a finer fibre than hemp, and similar to flax with more washes, the fibre will soften.


This yarn is fair trade product, hand spun in Nepal using natural methods with no chemical processing.


Uses: Bags, washcloths, rugs, weaving, basketry and other handicraft projects. 


Weight: 100g

Length: approx. 200m

Origin: Nepal by Himalayan Allo Udhyog

Care instructions: Hand wash


Please note this is a natural, hand spun product, the colour and length may variation within and between balls. Ensure you purchase enough to complete your project.




Himalayan Allo Udhyog is a company established in 2009 with a unique vision of creating sustainable and eco-friendly products through the traditional way of Himalayan women. Their mission is to promote local crafts and empower women in the socio-economic sector, all while maintaining a commitment to environmental sustainability.


They specialise in the production of Nettle and Hemp fibres and products using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations, ensuring the authenticity and cultural significance of each piece. As a team of strong women, they are dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and creating a better, eco-friendly environment through their work.

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