changing the world with hemp

Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years, making it one of humanity’s oldest crops. From ancient China to Egypt and beyond, hemp farming has a rich history deeply intertwined with human civilization.

soil bioremediation

It gives back to the earth. The process of growing organic hemp fabric can actually replenish soil nutrients and improve soil health.

co2-negative farming

When hemp grows, it engages in a process called carbon sequestration. This means it draws in CO2 from the air and stores it in its fibres. For every ton of hemp produced, about 1.62 tons of CO2 are removed from the air.

minimal waste

Unlike some industries that generate tons of waste for every unit of production, hemp stands out by utilizing almost every part of the plant. This versatility and resource efficiency allows for over 25,000 industrial uses. 

low input requirements

 According to the Stockholm Environment Institute, the water required to produce 1kg of hemp is somewhere between 300 and 500 litres. Now compare that to the 10,000 litres required to produce the same 1kg of cotton.

hemp regenerates the planet

more than
1kg co2 offset
per delivered m2 of flag

How is hemp textile made?

Transforming a hemp plant into soft and durable textile involves several steps, including harvesting, retting, spinning, and weaving. Here's an overview of the process:

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1. Harvesting:
Harvesting is done by hand by cutting the industrial hemp plants at the base. The timing of the harvest is crucial to ensure the best fibre quality. Hemp plants are typically ready for harvest when the leaves begin to fall off and the stalks become woody.
2. Retting & Drying:
Hemp stalks are exposed to moisture and bacteria to break(instead of chemicals) down the pectin that binds the natural plant fibre.There are two primary methods: Dew retting: Uses natural moisture and takes several weeks.Water retting: Submerges the stalks in water and takes abouta week.Stalks are then dried—either in the sun or mechanically—toremove excess moisture.
3. Breaking & Scutching:
The dried stalks are then mechanically processed to separate the long, strong fibre from the woody core first by breaking the stalks to loosen the hemp fibre, followed by scutching (removal of the woody parts).
4. Hackling / Combing:
To refine the natural fibres and remove impurities, they arehackled, or hand combed through a series of increasingly fine combs or hackles.
5. Spinning & Weaving:
The clean, separated hemp fibres can now be spun into hempyarn using traditional spinning wheels or modern machines. Spun threads are woven together using spinning bobbins.Different weave patterns can be used to create various types of hemp fabrics,including canvas, twill, or plain weaves.
6. Finishing:
The fabric may undergo finishing processes such as washing,bleaching, dyeing, or printing, depending on the desired final product.
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