1 ton of hemp captures 1.6 tons of carbon
Bacteria does not like hemp
No chemicals needed here
Cotton production adds carbon to the atmosphere
Relies on chemical additives to
meet antibacterial requirements
Soft, but not as durable as hemp
● Hemp cultivation is carbon negative*, making it the miracle fiber of the future
● Ethically produced mattresses make people feel great in both mind and body
● Hemp is unrivaled in its comfort and its durability.
● Hemp is naturally anti-bacterial*-no added chemicals needed here!
So much research has been done over the years to confirm this promising fact: For every ton of hemp fiber 1.62 tons of CO2 is likely to be sequestered (1). Think of all of the possibilities hemp can be used in just the furniture industry alone. Mattresses are just the start for us, but many people around the world are rolling up their sleeves and finding ways to incorporate hemp into countless other products.
Learning about hemp textiles on the Hemp Industries Association’s website is a must for anyone interested in a future where environmentally friendly practices are the norm. You will discover interesting facts about our nation’s long history of hemp production before what we like to call The Great Stigma. Like many stigmas, the fear of industrial hemp is borne out of nothing more than ignorance. Share your knowledge to others to help stomp out this ignorance.
Other Useful Resources
*refers to Raw Hemp
●U.S. Hemp Roundtable (USHRT)
● American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
● U.S. Hemp Authority™ (USHA)
● United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)
1. Sunstrand Sustainable Materials. “Hemp. The Solution for Global Warming, https://www.sunstrands.com/2019/hemp-the-solution-for-global-warming/ p. 1