Nettle Denim fabric (24% Nettle, 61% recycled Cotton, 15% Modal)
Interesting ecological alternative to actual use of natural fibers such as cotton, nettle is used for producing yarns and fabrics starting from the fibers of the Stinging nettle’s species (Urtica dioica) the use of which dates back to ancient times in the history and was used to make the uniforms of Napoleon’s army.
The nettle fibers have a special feature: thanks to their hollow structure, air can accumulate in them thus letting them to become a natural thermal insulator.
The Stinging nettle is a perennial plant that thrives in highly nitrogenous and fertilized soils, and it is resistant to diseases and pests so they do not need any harmful chemical treatments.
The Nettle’s denim is made out of nettle and recycled cotton yarns. The cotton used in the denim is based on ECOTEC®, a cotton production cycle which is totally traceable and made in Italy using 100% pre-dyed remnants from the textile industries, therefore also pre-consumer, transformed into yarns suitable for the production all in the highest quality and with a high level of added sustainable value.
The composition is 24% Nettle, 61% recycled cotton and 15% Modal, a cellulose derived natural fiber. The fabric is available by linear meters and its total height is 172 cm. (~ 67,71”) of which the workable height is 170 cm (~ 66,92”). The denim weights 340 gr./sqm (~ 10 oz)