Team Hemp Backpack

10.04.2022

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Why hemp anyway?

In our part of the world, hemp is often seen exclusively as a drug and is therefore frowned upon. However, industrial hemp in particular is one of the oldest cultivated plants in Europe, from which ropes, flags and even uniforms were made more than 300 years ago. Overall, the material is considered one of the most sustainable raw materials of all, is vegan and impresses with its solid robustness.
Before the widespread use of cotton, hemp fibres were the most common raw material for textiles. The plant's fibres are extremely strong and can still be spun into soft yarn. Even the famous jeans inventor Levi Strauss used hemp fibres rather than cotton for his first models.

We have to be the change we want to see in the world.

Hemp was also traditionally used in the shipping industry, where many ropes, cables and sailcloths are still traditionally made from hemp today. It was only with industrialisation and the possibility of processing cotton on an industrial scale that hemp faded into the background. Today, start-ups in particular are rediscovering the skin-friendly fibres and producing clothing, bags and rucksacks from hemp.
Other areas in which hemp has a long cultural tradition, especially in Europe, are paper production, the food industry in the form of seeds and oils and as a medicinal substance in pharmacology. CBD oil has become particularly popular in recent years. In contrast to THC, CBD does not have an intoxicating effect, but only a slightly calming one.
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