Hemp is a plant that has the most durable fiber in the world, was manufactured into parachute webbings, and also utilized for ship rigging, military uniforms, baggage, and more.
How it’s Made:
Hemp is the perfect choice for parachute webbing material because it is made from the strongest and longest natural hemp fibers. Hemp is also resistant to rot and abrasion.(1)
Hemp webbing is 100% organic, antimicrobial, ultraviolet light resistant and does not decay in salt water. Hemp webbing functions great on applications that require strap type material.(2)
Due to controlled production of hemp, the demand is less compared to other commodity crops.(3)
The first recorded history of hemp in America dates back to 1632. Hemp was then exported to England for parachute webbing production and other industrial needs.(4)
Looking to the Future:
Hemp having a vast potential to be produced cheaply, it will eventually supersede cotton, linen and polyester.(5)