Hemp is a bast fiber that comes from the hemp plant, it belongs to the same family as cannabis but does not have the same psychoactive effects. Because of the origin, growing hemp is heavily regulated or prohibited in many countries.
Hemp is considered to be one of the most sustainable textiles we have. The hemp plant doesn’t require any irrigation and does not need any treatment of pesticides. It grows very fast, up to four metres in just a few months.
Since the hemp plant does not need any pesticides, hemp does not need to be certified organic.
bergstrand material GUIDE ranking*
Preferred materials are considered to be the most environmentally friendly, sustainable, and ethical options for clothing production. These materials are often made from natural, renewable resources, and are processed using eco-friendly methods that have minimal impact on the environment. These materials are typically more expensive than synthetic alternatives, but are considered to be worth the extra cost due to their positive environmental and ethical impact, as well as longevity.
* The Bergstrand Material Guide Ranking is only a guide. Our consultants can help with accurate assessments of your brand’s use of materials.