Don’t shy away when you see or hear the word, “hemp.” It’s not some illicit drug that’ll make you high when you wear or use it. In fact, it’s a fiber that’s been used for centuries in Nepal! Here are reasons why you should become more open-minded about hemp-based products.
Hemp grows in abundance, and produces more fiber per hectare than cotton and flax. It does not require pesticides or herbicides, and it does a very good job of controlling erosion of topsoil. Hemp is renewable, and can be cultivated in less than 100 days! Furthermore, nothing is wasted in the hemp production process: seeds are used to make oil and food supplements, while the stalks are used for fiber. And according to “Earth Easy,” industrial hemp plants absorb more carbon dioxide than trees.