HIGH TIME FOR HEMP
The most sustainable fiber in the world
With the ever-growing interest in sustainable textiles within the fashion industry, many eco-friendly alternatives have sprung up. From recycled cotton to bamboo and hemp fabric, designers are prioritizing eco-consciousness. Hemp fabric joins the club and is becoming more popular being one of the most sustainable fibers in the world.
Additionally, Hemp fabric is extremely versatile and can be used for everything from clothing, curtains, duvet covers to cushions and all types of upholstery and home furnishings.
Here you can download a guide for hemp fiber:
WHAT IS HEMP?
Hemp fabric or textile comes from the stalks of the cannabis Sativa plant. The cannabis Sativa plant is the same plant that produces marijuana and its derivatives. However, farmers breed this plant for various purposes.
On the other hand, hemp fiber is one of the longest and strongest vegetable fibers known; it is soft and attractive and loaded with such excellent naturally organic properties.
HOW SUSTAINABLE IS HEMP?
As a crop, hemp is exceptionally environmentally positive. It requires around 50 percent less water to grow per season than conventional cotton and can grow in a range of soils at high yield. The plant is also extremely durable and requires low to zero pesticides.
As a textile hemp is biodegradable, versatile and long lasting. It’s also both breathable and UV resistant. Best of all, hemp is like a fine wine that magically gets better (and softer) with age.
Hemp is a renewable resource that has many qualities and benefits that make it a sustainable and eco-friendly fiber:
Carbon-negative raw material
The crop absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases.
Less land needed:
Hemp requires less land to grow than cotton. Hemp is a high-yielding crop that can produce more on less land.
Hemp only requires around 2,901kg of water per kg, while cotton needs 9,758kg.
Less pesticides and chemicals:
Hemp doesn’t require pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides to grow
Good for the soil:
Amazingly hemp plant returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil.
The hole plant is useful and produces no industrial waste.
HEMP FOR THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY:
Hemp is one of the strongest of available natural fibers for the textile processing. It is significantly stronger and more durable than cotton and provides better ultraviolet (UV) protection than other natural fiber-based fabrics.
We can proudly say that hemp has magnificent properties for the textile industry, here we point out the most relevant:
- DURABLE – Hemp fabric can last a very long time without degrading. When laundering hemp fabrics, they become softer with each wash without losing their durable nature.
- BREATHABLE – Hemp fabric resists mildew and you’ll find it has good breathable qualities making it great for summer wear or in humid climates.
- BIODEGRADABLE – hemp fiber is completely biodegradable and can be composted.
- BLOCKS UV RAYS – UV Rays are a common cause of cancer and this fabric has natural properties that block these out. Hemp fabric can block 50% more than PET textiles.
- HYPOALLERGENIC – making hemp suitable for sensitive skin.
- RESISTANT: Hemp merges easily with dyes, meaning the garment remains the same shape and color even after multiple washes.
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