Would you weave from the nettle-cotton yarn?
For the series production of ethical and ecological products or for other larger needs, a large cones of nettle-cotton yarn is available. Nettle brings a special dim, shine and silky feel to the products. The cotton used in the yarn is organic certified. The yarn is especially suitable for weaving and machine knitting.
Purpose: weaving and knitting
Cone size: approx 1,200g. approx 20 000 m. The weight may vary slightly from cone to cone
Color: off-white, nettle brings small color variations to the yarn
Thickness of yarn: Tex 30 × 2
Materials used in the nettle-cotton yarn:
30% European nettle (urtica dioica) 70% Turkish cotton The cotton used in the product is organically certified
Care instructions for Knokkon products made from the nettle-cotton yarn:
Wash Knokkon’s products separately from other laundry, natural fibers may come off the lint, especially in the first few washes. Fill the washing machine in half so that any loose fibers are rinsed off properly.
The washing temperature is 40 °C
No tumble dried, string or flat drying is enough
No dry cleaning
Do not bleach Ironing up to 150 °C
Shrinks about 15%
Countries of origin:
Organic cotton: Turkey
Yarn spinning: Germany
Manufactured for Knokkon Textiles Company Oy
Fabrics from nettles? European innovatively produced ecological nettle is a very high quality fibre with a matte sheen. During the golden age of nettle in the 18th century, the royals used the finest nettle fibers in their clothing. In the Knokkon yarn there is up 30% of nettle fibre. Thanks to the new innovation, it is possible to make products that contain nettle and enjoy the excellent properties of nettle. The nettle yarn is comfortable to weave or crochet, the hand feel is warm and the finished product is breathable thanks to the structure of the nettle elementary fibre. The fibre is just suitably porous to keep the skin at a suitable temperature.
Knokkon’s goal is to keep the carbon footprint of its products as small as possible. The materials are ecological and are sourced as close as possible. The nettle (urtica dioica) is ecologically and ethically cultivated in Germany. The fibres have been removed mechanically, without water, using an innovative method. Nettle-cotton yarn is an ecological choice because no plant protection products or pesticides are used in the cultivation of the materials. Nettle needs only natural rain to grow, which also saves groundwater.
Thank you for choosing an ethically produced organic product!