Hemp textiles: Super fabric with unique characteristics
The production of fabrics from hemp fibres has a long tradition going back thousands of years. Today, this natural fibre has been rediscovered as an alternative to cotton and synthetic fibres. The resistant fabric cools when hot and keeps warm when cold, so no wonder that the fabric of the first "Levis" jeans was made of pure hemp fiber. The clothing has excellent moisture-regulating properties, can absorb up to 30% moisture (and release it again through evaporation) and, unlike garments made of synthetic fibres, remains fresh and odourless. The fibre is also dirt-repellent and quite tear-resistant. The fabric is soft and pleasant to wear even on sensitive skin; the reason for this is that the fine electrical tension level corresponds to that of our skin, so hemp clothing is antistatic. Before processing and importing cheap cotton, bast fibres (such as hemp or flax) were the first choice in textile production. No use of pesticides is necessary in the cultivation of hemp, which also explains the good skin compatibility of the end product; from an ecological point of view (high durability of the materials, i.e. sustainability, pesticide-free cultivation, i.e. environmental friendliness), hemp fibre and its processing into textiles have only advantages.
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