What are the benefits of hemp fabric or Cloth?

  • Ecofriendly fabric, no need to use pesticides during cultivation.
  • Tensile strength is 8 times more than that of cotton for durable products like sails & ropes.
  • Hydro-allergenic – No allergy & skin friendly. It kills bacteria those comes in contact.
  • Feel of fabric- soft feel like linen & fabric softens with age & each washing.
  • A great choice for hot weather, in comparison to cotton & linen.
  • Naturally breathable, absorb moisture & resist mildew growth.
  • Naturally UV resistance qualities, protection from Sunrays.

What is the difference between hemp and linen? or hemp vs linen sustainability

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What is the advantage of hemp fabric or cloth?

  • Hemp has multifold advantages in comparison to wood pulp while using is paper making 4 times more fibre\area of cultivation, no need of pesticides, faster yield in 3-4 months for maturity as against 20 to 80 years for normal wood pulp, contain high level of cellulose than wood, no need of toxic bleaching ie.

 

  • Easily whitened with peroxide bleaching, hemp paper are 8 times recyclable than wood paper, which is just 3 times recyclable, no yellowing etc. only thing paper from hemp is expensive as only outer part of plant has fibers.

 

  • Ecofriendly fabric, no need to use pesticides during cultivation.
  • Tensile strength is 8 times more than that of cotton for durable products like sails & ropes.
  • Hydro-allergenic – No allergy & skin friendly. It kills bacteria those comes in contact.
  • Feel of fabric- soft feel like linen & fabric softens with age & each washing.

The disadvantage of hemp fabric or cloth

  • Like linen, hemp wrinkles easily, but the blends with cotton, linen, silk & polyester give better look.
  • Hemp is not fast to colours, so the outcome is not While washing separate washing or washing with dye catcher is recommended.
  • Cold water is recommended for washing, chlorine bleach is not recommended.
  • Hemp fabric is not fast to colors dark colour fabric should be washed separately or dye catcher sheet should be used.
  • Hemp should be air dried & not with dryer. That would cause wrinkles & make the fabric Simple ironing recommended after an air dry.

 Why is hemp good for the Environment?

  • Initially, during industrial revolution cotton ginning was efficient to produce cotton & prior to 80S hemp fibre had very coarse texture, so hemp was not popular.
  • Grow up to 150 plants\Sq. meter with height up to 2 to 5 meters.
  • Plant seeds contain 25 to 35% oil with nutrient values.
  • Highly sustainable process & plant absorb CO2 from air, maintain the ecology.
  • Need half amount water & land for cultivation than cotton.
  • Stronger fabric, so durability.
  • Blend easily with fibers like cotton, linen, silk & polyester for Mfg apparel & furnishing fabric.
  • Hemp plants does not strip the nutrients from soil & return 60-70% nutrients back to soil.

Benefits of Hemp in comparison to Flax( Linen)

 

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Is hemp softer than linen?

Become soft with each wash for both.

Is hemp actually useful?

Yes, Highly sustainable processes & plants absorb CO2 from the air, maintain the ecology. Stronger fabric with high durability. Hemp fiber blend easily with fibers like cotton, linen, silk & polyester for Mfg apparel & furnishing fabric.

Is hemp a natural Fibre?

Yes, Plant seeds contains 25 to 35 % oil with nutrient values.

Is hemp a breathable fabric?

Yes, Naturally breathable, absorb moisture & resist mildew growth.

What products are made from hemp? or How is hemp produced?

The fibers are obtained from an outer layer of the bast of the “Cannabis Sativa plant”.

Is hemp biodegradable? or Is hemp as breathable as cotton? or Is hemp better than cotton?

Yes, Ecofriendly, no need to use pesticides during cultivation. Naturally breathable, absorb moisture & resist mildew growth. A great choice for hot weather, in comparison to cotton & linen.
Source – Archroma,