Imported products can be manufactured from home-grown hemp on American farms like fish nets.
How it’s Made:
Hemp plants are harvested 90-120 days from planting. Fibers are then extracted from the stems of the plant then are processed through a sustainable method into hemp rope. The rope is then knotted into the desired net.(1)
Hemp nets are weather-resistant, durable and exceedingly strong. They are excellent for situations where you need a strong net for support. Hemp nets are also perfect for outdoor use or use in water.(2)
Rotting and breakage are the results if hemp ropes are dried on the outside and tend to trap moisture within the core of the rope.(3)
The first evidence of hemp fishing nets dates back to 730 A.D. in England. However, in this case, we should note that it wasn’t just hemp alone that was used in fishing nets. Hemp fishing nets began to be used at about 1000 A.D. in England and Scotland for about a period of two hundred years. By the year 1200 A.D. the widespread use of hemp had died out as well as in most of Scotland. Records show that this practice continued unabated through the eighteenth century.(4)
Looking to the Future:
Hemp nets helps in the reduction of the synthetically manufactured materials. It can help the environment to mend itself by utilizing natural and sustainable products.(5)