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.
A brief documentation written by PHD student Flaminia Pischedda from Oxford University on hemp and the sustainable textile industry.