Material Category:
Lead Time
Assembled in:
United Kingdom
Pattern Repeat
Nomad: Width 1.8cm, Length 2.2cm, Traveller: Length 28cm
Abrasion Resistance
40,000 Martindale cycles
Aztec - 8 Shades, Traveller - 3 Shades, Nomad - 4 Shades
Flammability Rating
BS EN 1021 - 1 :2006 (cigarette), BS EN 1021 - 2:2006 (match), BS 7176 : 2007 Low Hazard, BS 5852 : 2006 Section 4 Ignition Source 5, BS 7176 : 2007 Medium Hazard (Note: Flammability performance is dependent on foam used)
Material Composition
Aztec/Traveller - 83% Virgin Wool, 17% Nettle Fibre, Nomad - 75% Virgin Wool, 25% Nettle Fibre
5 year guarantee
Vacuum regularly. Professionally dry clean or wipe with a damp cloth.
Nomad: 505g/m2, Aztec/Traveller: 495g/m2
Color Fastness
Light Fastness: 5(ISO 105 - B02:1999), Fastness to Rubbing: Wet 4, Dry: 4 (ISO 105 - X12:2002)
Width (mm)
140cm minumum
Dye Method
Non metallic dyestuff
GIGA Rank:
23rd of 2533
RESET™ Points:
Total Points:
ISO 14001OHSAS 18001
Green Claims:
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Inspired by the cultural textiles of nomadic tribes, we have taken our celebrated Sting fabric and created the Nettle Collection, a family of three textile patterns made from an intimate blend of virgin wool and harvested nettles.

Traveller has bold stripes with the characteristics of a weathered and timeworn appearance, yet is gentle and smooth to the touch. This is partnered with Aztec, which is a plain version in the same appealing texture. Nomad is a cosier, lofty quality which adds a matured shepherd’s check to the family.

Projects (0):

No projects in GIGA currently use this material.

RESET™ Ranking Criteria:


C = +1B = +2A = +3
R1 = +5R2 = +6R3 = +7


P11 Ecology info loop

Ecology Information Loop

Summary: The impact of production cannot be improved if it isn't measured. This criterion recognizes manufacturers who document and communicate the environmental impact of their material production.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:BSI
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: EMS 35118
  • Audit Result: ISO 14001 is implemented, certification is achieved and submitted.
  • Date Awarded: 2013-05-12
  • Valid Until: 2017-03-02
  • Document Type: ISO 14001
  • Documented By: GIGA
P14 Factory safety

Safety of Factory

Summary: The health and safety of factory workers is an important part of a material's life-cycle impact. This criterion considers the safety standards that are practices at factories.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:BSI
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: OHS 539494
  • Audit Result: Factory has achieved OHSAS 18001 Certification and results are reported.
  • Date Awarded: 2012-01-30
  • Valid Until: 2015-01-30
  • Document Type: OHSAS 18001
  • Documented By: GIGA


U9 Safety of use

Safety of Use

Summary: Materials should be safe to use. This criterion helps ensure that they are by recognizing materials that meet industry safety standards.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:West Yorkshire
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: 63654
  • Audit Result: Meet the requirement of Flammability BS 7176 Medium Hazard
  • Date Awarded: 2014-02-11
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-18
  • Documented By: GIGA

SCORING SUMMARY: 0 RESET™ + 9 MNI Points = 9 Total Points

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