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Entrepreneurial couple sees future in stinging nettles

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KRAGGENBURG – Farmers looking for an alternative crop and innovative ideas may want to check out Brennels, which not only grows stinging nettles but also processes the fibers into a new line of environmentally-friendly clothing material. Brennels recently opened a visitors’ centre to showcase it processes and products. For entrepreneur Bob Crebas and his wife Carla, the nettles endeavour is a jump from Internet technology to the farm. The couple sold its highly successful website to eBay.