INDUSTRIAL HEMP

Hemp is one of the most versatile plants known to mankind. For thousands of years, humans have taken advantage of its incredible benefits and have used it for countless things. Hemp has been a highly stigmatized and demonized plant in recent decades, prohibiting its use and cultivation in many corners of the planet and decreasing its demand. Now, with the need for sustainability and the need to change the current consumption model, we realize all the virtues and positive impact hemp can have for the people and planet.

That is why at Hemp and Love we believe in hemp "as a game changer", a plant with a potential already seen in history and which must be supported and encouraged, so that more and more of us realize all the benefits it can offer.

Benefits from the industrial hemp cultivation

Low water consumption

Hemp is one of the most sustainable crops known. Note that to obtain 1 kg of cotton fiber 9,758 liters of water are used, while for 1 kg of hemp fiber only 2,401 liters are needed. That is 75% less.

Naturally organic

25% of the pesticides and herbicides produced worldwide are used in cotton cultivation. Because of this high need, cotton leaves the land scorched. Hemp, on the other hand, does not need any pesticides or herbicides.

Large CO2 scavenger

Through a process known as "carbon sequestration" the hemp plant traps CO2 from the atmosphere. This generates a negative carbon footprint in the environment. For every ton of hemp produced, 1.63 tons of CO2 are removed from the air.

High performance 

Hemp has a yield per hectare 2.5 times higher than cotton in terms of fibers. In addition, one hectare of hemp can produce the same amount of paper as four hectares of trees....

Short growth cycle

Hemp is a short cycle crop. Between 90 to 120 days, depending on the variety, climatic conditions and photoperiod. Incorporating hemp in an extensive crop rotation is a good option for maintaining soil fertility and obtaining good yields.

Regenerates the subsoil

 Hemp, through phytoremediation, naturally removes heavy metals and helps to repair damaged agricultural soils by reversing the effects of compaction and erosion. Hemp cultivation increases absorption and returns 60% of nutrients to the soil when it dries in the field.

Improves biodiversity

Hemp is one of the most sustainable crops known. Note that to obtain 1 kg of cotton fiber 9,758 liters of water are used, while for 1 kg of hemp fiber only 2,401 liters are needed. That is 75% less.

+ 50,000 industrial uses

El uso de cáñamo puede sustituir al petróleo en casi todas sus aplicaciones. Puede ser utilizado como materia prima en la elaboración de mas de 50.000 productos y es útil para multitud de aplicaciones industriales.

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Properties of industrial hemp fabrics

Naturally sustainable

The most environmentally friendly and sustainable natural fiber for the manufacture of fabrics.

Bactericide and fungicide

Hemp fibers facilitate high oxygen uptake, making it impossible for bacteria to survive and inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.

Thermogenic

Hemp fiber facilitates self-regulation of body temperature, providing a warm sensation in winter and a cool sensation in summer.

UV protection

The nature of hemp fibers is effective in blocking the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, with 95% protection.

Resistant

Because of its antimicrobial properties, hemp is one of the strongest and most resistant natural fibers.

Biodegradable

The fabrics are compostable and biodegradable, decomposing in only 4 years, unlike plastic which takes between 100 and 1000 years.

Breathable

Being a porous fiber, the hemp fabric favors breathability and ventilation.

Durable

The vegetable structure of hemp fiber gives the fabrics very versatile properties, being light, flexible and highly resistant to adverse effects.

"Hemp is the most useful plant on earth"