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Himalayan Nettle fabric (locally, Allo) is very unique to Nepal and popular in the first world for its strength and durability. Main source of Allo thread is women based micro enterprises and there had been production bottleneck due to tedious traditional extraction method. Mantra Inc. designed a plant layout of 4 machines to produce thread from nettle stem. The machines were highly appreciated by the entrepreneurs in field test for its productivity. Based on this feedback, 80 such machines were bought by entrepreneurial group from 10 rural districts by next 2 months. Nepalese Allo’s micro enterprise have shifted paradigm with these machines.
Micro Enterprise Development