The Hemp fiber for the textile used is obtained from the fibrous external part of the plant’s stem.
Hemp grows quickly and doesn’t need any special attention.
It is sown during Spring and it’s harvested at the end of the Summer when it’s matured. Once the Hemp has been harvested there are more phases: scotching, combing, and refining to obtain tops or flakes, the primary element for the spinning process.
The Hemp fiber is structurally hollow hygroscopic, this is a perfect combination to obtain a yarn with a high thermal insulating and breathable capacity as well, which act like the wool, fresh during the summer and warm during the winter. It’s one of the most resistant natural fabrics, it’s sturdy but soft at the same time; it can guarantee both resistance and comfort. The fabrics obtained by this plant have very particular features: they are UV resistant, they shield from electrostatic fields, they don’t conduct electricity, they do not irritate the skin because they are hypoallergenic and keep bacteria away because they’re antiseptic.
Hemp plantations do not need aggressive treatments such as pesticides or chemical products. The plant can grow up to 4 mt, it has strong roots that induct oxygen into the ground and they are capable to clean up contaminated lands and enrich them thanks to the strong nitrogen supply. The Hemp is also very capable of converting carbon dioxide in oxygen.
The Hemp is a versatile plant useful in various sectors. Its seeds are used in alimentation to produce anti oxidant oils or highly protein flours. In the pharmaceutical sector it’s used to create CBD, esstential oils, and supplements. It’s also used in the building sector when mixed with lime like to make bricks antifungal and antimold, but also to make them insulated. Artisans also use it to produce paper which is perfect for both printing and painting.