How many people as children have not come into such close contact with this plant at least once that they regretted it?
That was exactly the problem with nettle.
Until after World War II, this fibre was commonly used, both because it was very hardy, because it grew wild, and also because we are talking about a beautiful fibre, similar to flax, but which grows almost everywhere.
Then we came along with our generation, children of our parents who lived in the economic boom.
Overprotective and careful. We didn’t play in the street as we used to, but in the municipal park. We didn’t venture into the woods except with a guide. “Watch out for this, watch out for that” how many times did we hear this phrase?
Let’s say that the nettle has been demonized for being a stinging plant.
It is no coincidence that every time it grows in our garden we uproot it as if it were evil. In reality it should just be controlled.
Suffice it to say that it has pharmaceutical properties, can be used in cooking and fibre can also be obtained from its stalk. It does not require fertilization, nor the use of pesticides, and it enriches the soil with nitrogen.
Let us remember that nobody is perfect, not even plants.
It is precisely its stinginess that makes it valuable.
Practically everything can be used of this plant, even the water remaining from the leaf steeping process, which is an excellent natural pesticide. And those with a green thumb know this. A natural and effective remedy.
When we say that we really believe in sustainability, it is because we really want to build a sustainable supply chain. We like fashion, but that does not mean we have to destroy our planet.
We have plenty of natural resources at our disposal, beautiful and pure, whose waste does not harm the Planet.
Why should we dress with petrol?