What is Hemp Fabric?
Hemp is often considered an environmental “super fiber”. Hemp fabric is made from the fibers in the herbaceous plant of the species cannabis sativa. It is a high-yield crop that produces significantly more fiber per acre than either cotton or flax.
Hemp creates one of the most eco-friendly fabrics in the world. Hemp requires no pesticides, crowds out weeds without herbicides, controls erosion of the topsoil, and produces oxygen. It is a renewable resource that can be cultivated in as little as 100 days and is the world’s most versatile fiber.
Hemps’ tensile strength is eight times that of cotton fiber. It is an exceptionally durable and strong eco-friendly fabric.
Fabrics made from hemp are hypo-allergenic and non-irritating to the skin. Current tests indicate that hemp is able to kill staph and other bacteria that come in contact with its surface.
Feel of Fabric
Hemp blends have the feel (depending upon fabric blend) of your favorite cotton jersey, stretch jersey or fleece. Hemp materials will also soften with age and with each washing.
Great for hot weather
Like linen and cotton, hemp is a cool choice for summer. It breathes well. It is recommended for warm, humid climates as the fabric resists mildew and absorbs moisture.
This eco fabric will also protect you from the sun with its UV resistant qualities.