The nettle yarn is suitable for handicrafts
European nettle is a very high quality fibre with a dim shine. During the golden age of nettle in the 18th century, the royals used the finest nettle fibres in their clothing, which make up 30% of Knokkon yarn. Thanks to the new innovation, it is possible to make products that contain nettle and enjoy the excellent properties of nettles. The nettle fibre is the most breathable natural fibre.
Length and weight of nettle wire cone: 1,600 m / 100g
Purpose of the yarn: weaving
Yarn color: off-white, nettle brings small natural color differences to the yarn
30% European nettle (urtica dioica)
70% Turkish cotton
The cotton used in the product is organic certified
Care instructions for Knokkon yarns:
Wash Knokkon nettle yarn products separately from other laundry, lint may come off the natural fibers, especially in the first few washes.
It is a good idea to fill the washing machine in half so that any loose fibers are rinsed off properly.
The washing temperature is 40 ° C
No tumble drying, string or flat drying is enough
No dry cleaning
Do not bleach
No dry cleaning
Ironing up to 150 ° C
Shrinks about 15 %
Countries of origin:
The cotton used in the yarn is organically certified
Yarn spinning: Germany
Manufactured by Knokkon Textiles Company Oy
The history of the nettle yarn
European innovatively produced ecological nettle is a very high quality fiber with a matte sheen. During the golden age of nettle in the 18th century, the royals used the finest nettle fibers in their clothing, which make up 30% of this yarn. Thanks to the new innovation, it is possible to make products that contain nettle yourself and enjoy the excellent properties of nettle. The nettle yarn is comfortable to weave, 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 fibres have been removed mechanically, without water, using an innovative method. The cotton used as a fabric binder is produced in Turkey ethically and ecologically.
Nettle cotton yarn is also an ecological choice because no herbicides or pesticides are used in the cultivation of the plants. Nettle only needs natural rain to grow, which means that groundwater is also saved.
Nettle cotton yarn is a great choice for ecological crafts.
Thank you for choosing an ethically produced organic product!