About Hemp: Textiles


Middle of the previous century in San Fransisco, the originally bavarian tailor Levi Strauss, riveted the first jeans together as a working pants for the gold seekers of California. Of course, he used cloth out of 100% hemp. No other material would have endured the constant contact with water without suffering damages . Not only in it’s tear-proof qualities, but also in wet strength, hemp is the natural fibre Nr. 1.

Up to middle of the previous century, hemp was, next to flachs, the most wide-spread textile fibre worldwide. It was’t only coarse ropes or sacks that were made of hemp. In spite of it’s extreem sturdiness, hemp fibres can be woven into soft, shiny yarn, that are able to be processed into traditionally fine and skin friendly cloths.

Hemp is cultivated ecologically and from perspective of nature, also organically. The plants are resistant against pests and illnesses, so that no pesticides are necessary. Additionally, hemp grows so quickly, that herbicides are unnecessary. That’s why, hemp cloths not only look good, but are also naturally pure in every way!

Skin friendliness: Recent research confirms longstanding traditional remedies, in which people with highly sensitive skin should wear hemp e.g. underwear. Hemp shows the same micro-electric charge as human skin.

Hemp is the exact opposite of those textiles, that let one’s hair stand on end or, cause the skin be electrically charged. Because it contain mini-air-pockets and is breathable, hemp fibres, similar to silk, posseses the ability to regulate temperatures: and is therefore cool in summer and warm in winter.

Texts were compiled in cooperation with the www.nova-institut.de (Authors: D. Kruse / M. Karus)