Launching hemp rich yarn

There is a lot of cloud surrounding hemp. While many countries banned the cultivation of hemp as it belongs to the cannabis family and looks similar to marijuana crop, there seems to be a relaxation now since industrial hemp has a negligible THC content (tetrahydrocannabinol – the psychoactive chemical) compared to its cousin marijuana. Many European countries & China have allowed industrial hemp cultivation for long. In the USA, it was banned for a good part of the 20th century and it was legalised about 10 years ago. 
In India, Uttarakhand became the first state to allow the cultivation of large-scale industrial hemp a few years ago and now, some more states have followed suit of late.
So, the legality being clear now, what is special about hemp? 
It can be a source of sustainable fibres. Requiring very minimal water and almost zero need for heavy pesticides and fertilisers, hemp is environmentally friendly to grow and like other natural fibres, it is biodegradable too. Its roots spread in such a way that it prevents soil erosion.
The fibre is strong and durable, but the fibre being thick and sporting a rough texture, it was mainly used for making ropes and paper making. There has been growing interest now in using hemp in home textiles and even wearables and the way right now is by mixing hemp with cotton. Hemp cotton yarns have an interesting texture and stiffness to them. They take up dyes well and give an earthy feel to the fabrics woven from these yarns. 


Our Hemp Rich yarn has another special ingredient to it: Linen. The composition of our Hemp Rich yarn is 55% Hemp; 40% Cotton and 5% Linen.

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