Hemp textiles have been used in history for centuries. It is thought that hemp was one of the earliest cultivated plants for textile fibre known to humanity. Historians believed that this plant was used in Europe in approximately 1,200 BC. After then, it spread throughout the ancient world. A few examples from early discoveries includes hemp cloth from ancient Mesopotamia found from 8,000 BC., the Chinese work of the Sung dynasty produced by Lu Shi in 500 AD and Emperor Shen Nung who lived the the 28th century BC who was also thought to have taught his people to cultivate hemp for cloth. When it comes to the British history, in 1535 Henry VIII passed an act condemning all landowners to sow 1/4 of an acre, or they...
Cultiva Clothing is showcased at SB Shop opening for London Fashion Week 2020 with an inclusive & diverse fashion show.
This week Cultiva Clothing made hemp history as we were welcomed to the launch of Freedomee, a platform for sustainable fashion and its transparency.
Greta Thunberg, the young climate change activist has visited London to take part in Extinction Rebellion’s latest protests. 2019 has become to the year where the young generation are crying out for climate justice. In February, the UK experience Youth climate protesters in more than 60 towns and cities, with an estimated 15,000 taking part.
Hemp fabric has been used by humanity for thousands of year as a natural fibre, known for it’s durable fibrous strength. With over 20,000 uses, hemp has been used for industrial fabrics such as sails for ships, canvas, sacks, rope, bedding, cigarette & filter papers, bio-composite plastic, organic compost, thermal insulation, concrete blocks and fibre reinforcement.The best thing about hemp textile crops is the entire plant can be utilised to make other products.