Patagonia and industrial hemp as a sustainable textile
Posted on Monday, June 06 2016 12:00:26 AM in News by George Sprouse
Sustainable clothing refers to fabrics that are derived from environmentally friendly grown fiber crops or recycled materials.
It has been stated that 1 acre of industrial hemp produces as much fiber as 2 to 3 acres of cotton and is much stronger & softer than cotton, with a longer life span, and mildew resistant. Some of the environmental benefits
Patagonia along with Mike Lewis & Fibershed are at the forefront of leading the way for sustainable clothing derived from hemp.
"Industrial hemp is a community-building industry, it's not a 'let's come in and take what we can get' kind of industry." - Mike Lewis