Hemp is a plant-based textile fiber that is extracted from the stem of the hemp plant.
These are some of the advantages of using hemp:
• High durability and easy to take care of
• The fiber is longer and 8 times stronger than cotton fibers
• Regulates temperature
• It offers certain protection from UV rays.
• It has hypoallergenic characteristics for the ski.
It is a fungicidal fiber.
It is considered a material of low impact because:
• In its cultivation it absorbs a great quantity of CO2, much more than any other plant.
• Hemp grows very quickly, which is why it is easy to adapt its natural growth to the increase of textile consumption.
• It doesn’t need pesticides.
• Its cultivation doesn’t wear out the land it is grown on. On the contrary, it enriches the upper layer of the soil, returning about 60% of the nutrients it has used to the earth..
• Its water consumption is 50% inferior to the one needed for cotton crops.
• And as it grows very quickly its production can overpass the cotton production by 250%.
• Within the same-sized area, hemp generates a yield that is 600% higher than what cotton could produce.