Parts of the Hemp Plant Used:
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Cultivating hemp doesn’t need chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. Hemp’s fibers can be manufactured into textiles that can produce shirts.
How it’s Made:
Hemp fabric is a type of textile that is made from hemp fibers coming from the stalks of a Cannabis Sativa plant. This plant has been recognized as a source of extraordinarily tensile and durable textile fibers.(1)
Hemp is a strong and durable organic fiber. It is absorbent, lightweight and sturdy. Clothing made from hemp is noted to have triple tensile strength of cotton.(2)
Since hemp clothing is organic, they are not usually treated with the same anti-wrinkle formulas as cotton or synthetic clothing resulting to crease in areas when it is worn. The creasing will cause fibers to break leading to holes.(3)
The oldest artifact of human industry is a piece of hemp fabric dating back to 8000 BC as per the Columbia History of the World.(4)
Looking to the Future:
The possibility for hemp fabrics are immense in the future. Hemp having a vast potential to be produced cheaply, it will eventually supersede cotton, linen and polyester.(5)