How Hemp is the Eco-Friendly Way to Make Products
Known for its organic properties, Cannabis can be used for multiple purposes, ranging from recreational activities to medicinal use. Just recently, experts from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom confirmed that Marijuana plantations do not contribute to the emission of toxic gasses, instead it helps with the absorption of carbon dioxide, a big win for supporters.
What Is Hemp?
Hemp fiber is a characteristic that we only find in Cannabis, material that can be easily recycled and has much more absorbency than cotton. Clothing made of hemp is resistant against moisture, UV and UVB rays, does not fade easily, is antibacterial and regulates temperature. The quality of this fabric is already known by large clothing brands, and that is why mega fashion companies such as Armani, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Calvin Klein, among others, already have collections of clothes made of hemp.
The History of Hemp
Although hemp is a resource known for ages, it had a slow entry into the textile industry, due to the prohibition of Cannabis. In 1943, hemp crops were so extensive, they reached up to 146,000 acres, six years later there were no records of these plantations. It was not until the 21st century that the presence of hemp began to gain strength again.
The Canadian brand Nomads was one of the first that sold garments made of hemp, but making it was not easy because the processes with Cannabis were extremely rudimentary derived from its ban. This company completed a decade of existence in the market and developed a variety of elastic materials that include hemp fabrics.
Hemp In Today’s Market
On the other hand, with the distribution of recreational marijuana, innovative materials and concepts are underway, brands are turning “green”, making biodegradable, reusable packages. Well known box companies such as Contempo Card are embarking to produce Cannabis wrappings that are eco-friendly and with a luxurious distinction.
Concentrated nutrients from Cannabis growing indoors are being dumped in public sewers causing negative environmental effects, to reverse this, the Cannabis Alliance has congregated a committee to investigate options for sustainable packaging, the institution suggested a recycling program looking for more organic possibilities and is also thinking in better ways to stimulate providers. Something completely reasonable, as we expect an elevated need for clean, cost-effective and efficient Cannabis waste disposal procedures across the industry.