Hemp can benefit many industries and can have a considerable impact on the sustainability of our world. One of those ways is through processing Hemp into textile sources.
Before the 1800s, Hemp was the go-to textile for clothing, ropes, and canvas. With the ease of the cotton gin and prohibition of cannabis in 1937, Hemp became a forgotten textile. Currently, our number one source for fabric is cotton. This is unfortunate because it is clear that Hemp is superior to cotton, and here are some reasons why:
- On average, one acre of Hemp can produce two to three times more fiber than one acre of cotton.
- Hemp detoxifies the soil by removing harmful chemicals and pollutants while enriching the soil with nitrogen and oxygen. Cotton takes a tremendous toll on the soil.
- Nearly 10% of all agricultural chemicals and 25% of insecticides come from the cotton industry, which bleeds into our soil, rivers, and streams. Hemp can grow with fewer chemicals, or many times, none at all.
- Hemp needs one-third of the water that cotton needs to grow.
- Hemp is three to eight times stronger than cotton (depending on how it is processed). Hemp textile products will last longer.
- Hemp textile breathes exceptionally well, is moisture absorbent, UV protectant, and anti-bacterial.
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