Why Hemp?

Hemp is one of the most versatile and resourceful plants known to mankind and has been grown for thousands of years.

  • Grows in most climates
  • Is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable
  • Grows vigorously – usually in only 4 months
  • Requires around 80% less water to grow than cotton
  • Requires no pesticides, chemical fertilisers or herbicides
  • Is extremely strong. It has 5 x the tensile strength of cotton and is 3 x more durable
  • Every part of the plant gets used
  • Helps prevent soil erosion
  • Is highly efficient at absorbing CO2
  • It is THE most sustainable crop to grow for fibre
  • Provided 3 x more fibre per acre than cotton
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Is naturally antibacterial and antifungal
  • Breathable yet insulating and has natural UV protection (albeit not necessarily a point of promotion for a burial shroud!)