Industrial hemp is a plant based textile fiber extracted from the stem of a cannabis sativa plant. This fabric was first produced in the Middle East and Asia around 8000 BC and was later spread out to Europe around 1200 BC. This plant based fiber is one of the strongest fibers and had at some point in the past been used for rigging and sails on maritime vessels.
Hemp textile properties
The lightweight property of the fiber makes Hemp Clothing breathable. It also prevents odor build up and heat retention.
Unlike most fabrics, hemp fiber is sturdy and does not get to stretch or shrink with every wash. Therefore, clothing made from hemp is not susceptible to deformation.
The hemp fabric is resistant to bacteria growth and color fading. The fiber has a strong material composition.