Hemp has been around a long, long time. Chinese burial sites from over 8000 years ago have had hemp fabric found in them. Later, through trade and wars, hemp gradually spread west through the Middle East and to Europe.
- Hemp uses no additional water resources unlike cotton that uses massive amounts of water.
- Hemp grows easily and suffers few attacks from pests or disease. Cotton uses tremendous amounts of insecticides, pesticides and herbicides that pollute land and water resources.
- Hemp fabric lasts up to four times longer than cotton.
- Hemp replenishes nutrients back into the soil (iii)
- Hemp helps to keep our lakes and streams clean by neutralizing toxins in the soil which ultimately end up in our water supply. (iii)