Friday, October 16, 2009

Hemp Fabric Goes Mainstream

Hemp Naturally Advanced Technologies’ Crailar® hemp fiber, processed using innovative green technologies, is being commercialized for use in apparel and other textile products. Janet Bealer Rodie, Managing Editor
H emp has a long history of textile uses. Because of its inherent rot and abrasion resistance and high tensile strength, the bast fiber long was used in products such as sails and ropes. Its cultivation requires no pesticides, nor irrigation except in drought conditions, and it will grow in a range of geographical areas and climates. In recent years, as interest heightened in organically grown fibers and eco-friendly production processes, hemp found a niche market in organic apparel.  click here to read more

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