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About Hemp2019-09-04T03:22:25+00:00

 What even is hemp?

Species of the cannabis plant that is grown specifically for its parts

 

Isn’t hemp the same as weed?

No. So please don’t try to smoke our bags.

Whilst they derive from the same plant, THC levels between the two are significantly different.
Hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC and is grown for its fibre.
Marijuana contains more than 0.3% of THC and is grown for consumption.

Why use hemp

Hemp is the strongest fibre in the world. It’s fabric is super breathable and can withstand harsh environments.

When polyester and other fashion materials break down, they turn into micro plastics that pollute the oceans and we are starting to see the affects of these micro plastics on our marine life. When hemp breaks down it acts as a fertiliser that 100% breaks down and returns to our ecosystem with positive effects.

Environmental benefits of hemp 

  • Hemp can grow without any pesticides.
  • The crop can also kill some weeds, purifies soil, and is suitable for rotation use, due not only to its short harvest cycle (120 days)
  • Hemp can grow nearly anywhere in the world, in many different types of soil, even in short growing seasons or in dry regions
  • Hemp has the strongest (and longest) plant fibre in the world. It is resistant to rot, abrasion and is frost tolerant. 
  • On an annual basis, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much fibre as 2-3 acres of cotton. Hemp fibre is stronger and softer than cotton, lasts twice as long and will not mildew.
  • Hemp requires less then 50% of the amount of water used to grow cotton
  • Industrial hemp acts as a ‘mop crop’ because it can be used effectively in water reticulation and may also reduce salinity levels in soil
  • Hemp has such a high carbon-dioxide uptake that it creates a process called carbon sequestration, which captures emissions. Every ton of hemp eliminates 1.63 tons of carbon

Click on the link below to check out all the products that can be made from hemp!

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