“Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet” — JACK HERER
Hemp fabric has been used by humanity for thousands of year as a natural fibre, known for its 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.
Hemp is a plant that is capable of putting nutrients back into the soil and is extremely fast growing. Just one example is how hemp can produce 250% more fibre than cotton. Its natural resistance allows the crop to be grown without pesticides, herbicides and with minimal water use.
Hemp clothes often last longer than any other with natural resistance to mould, bacteria and ultraviolet light. It has the ability to hold its shape well and will inevitably becomes softer after multiple washes. For the best result, use our hemp liquid detergent to wash this eco-friendly t-shirt with a natural washing agent.
This legume plant has an extremely high tensile strength and has one of the highest cellulose content out of many natural fibres.
Dew or water retting is a common process for fibre break up after harvest. The stalk is broken down into bast fibre, tow and hurds (shiv). The bast fibre is spun into textile products. Tow is often used for animal, home insulations and hardwearing textile applications. Finally the hurd (also known as shiv) is used to make hemp building materials.
Bast fibre hemp yarns today are usually blended with materials such as cotton, wool and silk to improve and diversify its performance properties. 100% hemp material can also be achieved but is used mostly for course upholstery materials to take advantage of its hard wearing properties.
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