International Journal of Home Science
2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 2, PART E
Nettle Fiber: The eco-friendly resurgence in sustainable fashion
Author(s): Dr. Rachna Mohan
Sustainable fibres are the need of the present and future. A number of alternative fibre options have been explored in recent times to enhance the sustainability quotient of the textile industry. While some of the sustainable plant fibres have been in use in the past, they had lost out to more commercially viable fibres. The environmental crisis has brought many of these traditional fibres into limelight. However, not all of them are ready for commercial scale use. This review paper covers the present status and future prospects of nettle, which not only has all the qualities of an environmentally friendly material but also has recently caught the attention of the fashion industry. The review aims at providing an overview of the recent developments in the cultivation, extraction and value addition of nettle fibres with special reference to the Indian context.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rachna Mohan. Nettle Fiber: The eco-friendly resurgence in sustainable fashion. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(2):268-273. DOI: 10.22271/23957476.2023.v9.i2e.1496