Hemp fabric is made from the stem of the Cannibis Sativa plant.
It has been, up until the twentieth century, the most widely used
fabric in the world.
90% of all sail ships from 5th Century BC have been made of hemp
of all mankinds' textiles and fabrics for clothes, tents, linens,
rugs, drapes, quilts, bed sheets, towels and nappies etc. have
been made from cannibis hemp
rope, cargo nets, flags, shrouds and oakum were also tradtionally
made from hemp.
original Levi jeans were made from hemp cloth.
is also widely used for the manufacture of paper. Hemp paper lasts
50 to 100 times longer than the paper made from papyrus - and it
is 100 times easier and cheaper to make!
as a fibre.
Hemp is natures longest, strongest, most durable fibre. As a
fabric it is softer, more insulating, more absorbent, more breathable,
and longer lasting than cotton. Hemp fabric is woven and spun from
the best fibres surrounding the outside of the stem of the Cannibis
Sativa plant. Hemp is a very eco-friendly product because of its
deep tap root.
This deep tap root means the plant:
very little watering
helps to stabilize & condition the soil
requires few pesticides - it's natural 'spicey' oils act as a
deterent to bugs and insects
requires few fertilizers as it is a tough herbaceous plant. (It's
is an excellent alternative to cotton because of these eco-friendly
properties - the plant itself is very durable and cotton is very
of the marijuana laws in the western world, it will be quite some
time before the widespread industrial/commercial growth of the crop
will be utilised. One acre of hemp produces as much paper as 4.1
acres of trees. Hemp is naturally archival quality and can be safely
bleached using hydrogen peroxide. The first paper was made from
hemp. Anything that can be made out of wood or plastic can be made
from hemp, and is biodegradable.
of the hemp fabric is grown and manufactured in Nepal, China and
Eastern Europe. The manufacture of the cloth is a very eco-friendly