Allo Nettle harvesting takes place towards the end of the monsoon season around August and goes on until December when the plant begins to flower. Locals harvest from designated areas, often hours walks away from their homes.The stems are cut around 15 cm off the ground. The stinging thorns, on both stem and leaves, make the cutting of the stem perilous, but harvesters protect their hands by a bundle of cloth.After all the stinging hairs and leaves are rubbed off, an incision is made in each stem to separate the outer bark, which contains the fiber, from the inner core. The barks are dried and stored in bundles or processed whilst still lush: boiled over the evening fire with water and wood ash and left to simmer until the fire goes out. In the morning, the exposed fibers are beaten and washed. Before hanging to dry, the fibers are coated with clay soil to prevent them from sticking together. This allows easier separation of the fibers during spinning.
Allo Nettle Products is the organic and nonchemical products, and doesn’t give any irritation and skin problem. This fabric is produce locally handmade which help the local small entrepreneur the bread and butter. This is fabric is new and fresh products in international market so, the day bay demand for the Allo Nettle products is increasing.