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BENEFITS OF HEMP

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HEMP VS COTTON

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HEMP

Carbon Negative*

1 ton of hemp captures 1.6 tons of carbon

 

Naturally antibacterial*

Bacteria does not like hemp

No chemicals needed here


Soft and durable

COTTON

Carbon Positive*

Cotton production adds carbon to the atmosphere

 

Relies on chemical additives to meet antibacterial requirements


Soft, but not as durable as hemp

WHY HEMP?

Hemp is the softest, most comfortable fabric you can rest on - but that's just part of the story.

 

  • 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!

 

Hemp and Carbon Sequestration

 

Extensive research over the years has confirmed a promising fact: for every ton of hemp fiber utilized, approximately 1.62 tons of CO2 can be sequestered (1). The potential applications of hemp in the furniture industry alone are vast, with mattresses representing just the beginning. Across the globe, individuals are actively exploring ways to incorporate hemp into a myriad of products.

Hemp stands out as a beacon of hope in humanity's ongoing struggle to harmonize industry with our delicate ecosystem. Referred to as the "miracle fiber of the future," hemp presents solutions to challenges prevalent in traditional manufacturing. Its rapid growth is a key advantage, allowing fields to yield more fiber with less water consumption compared to crops like cotton and flax. The versatility of hemp continues to unfold, with ongoing discoveries and rediscoveries of its numerous applications.

Researchers are actively exploring the replacement of fiberglass with hemp composites, aiming to minimize carbon emissions. Moreover, hemp's robust fibers are finding their way into building materials, transforming construction into a green and sustainable activity. Notably, the University of Bath's Building Research Park, led by Dr. Mike Lawrence, is pioneering the conversion of plant fiber into innovative building materials, yielding promising results (2). The overarching goal is to diminish one's carbon footprint, making hemp a focal point for sustainable solutions across various industrial sectors.

 

What do America’s first flag and Levi Strauss’ original jeans have in common?

 

They were made with hemp fabric (https://www.thehia.org/).

Explore the Hemp Industries Association's website to gain essential insights into hemp textiles—a must for those envisioning a future where environmentally friendly practices prevail. Uncover fascinating details about our nation's extensive history of hemp production, predating what we term "The Great Stigma." Often, stigmas arise from ignorance, and the apprehension surrounding industrial hemp is no exception. Share your newfound knowledge with others to contribute to dispelling this baseless ignorance and fostering a more informed perspective.

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)

 

 

Sources: 

 

  1. Sunstrand Sustainable Materials. “Hemp. The Solution for Global Warming,  https://www.sunstrands.com/2019/hemp-the-solution-for-global-warming/ p. 1 


  2. Lawrence, Michael. “Growing our way out of climate change by building with hemp and wood fibre” The Guardian. 9/25/2014. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/25/hemp-wood-fibre-construction-climate-change

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