Hemp

Hemp is one of the oldest cultivated plants used for fiber. Here at Natural Materials Unlimited we are hyper excited to be using such a sustainable plant that regenerates the land. Hemp is draught resistant and can grow many meters tall. The hemp fiber industry is still in the infancy stage but growing year by year. There are many countries involved in this traditional cultivation including: France, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary among others. Also you can't smoke hemp fibers!

Why hemp?

Hemp can be turned into so many useful things just from one crop. When you grow hemp for fiber you grow them very closely together. This makes it very difficult for other plants to compete with it. This makes the hemp compete for light with each other. The stalks are very tall reaching as high as 5 meters (16ft). The fiber comes from just underneath the bark of the stalk. The center portion, which is very "woody" is call hurd or shives, this is used for making animal bedding and a wonderful biobased concrete called "Hempcrete". Ask yourself where the word "canvas" comes from.

Are you a farmer?

We are always looking for new farmers and processing mills to cooperate with us. We need long fibers 60-110 cm for making fine thread for webbing and fabrics. Medium length fibers from 5-60 cm can be used for making other yarns and ropes, we are also always looking for new supplies of short fibers and pulp for paper making.

Thank you for interest!. Please fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you would like, please leave your country and phone number in the contact request as well.

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