What Is Hemp?
Our hemp fibers can be used to make items including paper, clothing, furnishing fabric, rope, and building materials.
The whole hemp plant, from stalk to seed, can also be used to make fuel and feedstock. Hemp also grows super fast and can grow in almost any climate. For more specific applications, hemp can be divided into four categories:
- Bast fibers
- Hurds, or shives
- Leaves and flowers
Hemp Fiber Characteristics & Uses
- Stronger than cotton
- Good abrasion resistance/very durable
- Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and UV resistance
- Naturally resistant to mold, mildew, rot
- Readily takes dyes
- Softens with each washing, without fiber degradation
Uses In Textile Industry
Research shows that hemp is the most sustainable fabric you can find to create apparel. It needs little to no pesticides to grow, uses very little water and helps to replenish the soil so that a new crop could grow shortly after harvest. Hemp has long been known as the miracle crop for its versatility and one of the best uses of hemp would be hemp clothing.
- Apparel - dresses, suits, separates, skirts, jackets, pants, blouses, shirts, childrenswear.
- Home Fashions - curtains, draperies, upholstery, bedspreads, table linens, sheets, dish towels.