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'Hemp-made apparel has 3-times tensile strength of cotton'
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Oct '14
Mr. Shishir Goenka
Mr. Shishir Goenka
“Clothing made of hemp fiber is lightweight, absorbent, has three times the tensile strength of cotton, and is strong and long lasting. Alongside it is UV and mold-resistant and is excellent for outdoor wear,” Shishir Goenka, Founder at Fusion Clothing Company says.

Discussing merits of hemp fibre-made clothing with fibre2fashion, he adds, “Hemp can be blended with other fibers like silk and also cotton and is very environmental friendly since hemp farming uses very little water and does not require use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.”

Many readers may not be aware that until the 1920's, 80% of clothing was made from hemp textiles.

The cellulose fiber from hemp is used to make many products, including jeans, shirts, dresses, hats, bags, ropes and canvas, skin care products, building materials, paper and many food products.

“Hemp is one of the most versatile and sustainable crops on the planet. It can grow at the rate of sixteen feet in as little as one hundred days. Every part of the hemp plant is usable as its seeds are used to produce biofuels and plastics and stalks are used for fibers,” he informs.

He continues by saying, “Hemp is also a very eco-friendly crop, as it requires no pesticides and needs little water, yet it renews the soil with each growth cycle. Its long roots prevent erosion and help retain topsoil and grow readily in most temperate regions." (AR)

Click here to read the whole interview.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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