The global textile industry has set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2030. The textile industry is one of many industries to create some sort of net-zero goals, especially in light of the Paris Agreement and UN SDGs. In 2020, the textile industry was responsible for 6.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the 4th most polluting industry in the world.
There has been significant attention paid to projects focused on recycled materials, organic materials, and alternative materials. Of these, the solution receiving the most attention and praise, and rightfully so, is Industrial Hemp. Hemp has seen a major rise in its use in denim manufacturing, and as processing techniques progress, its applications in a wider variety of end-materials will be realized.
Hemp Fiber provides significant advantages over alternatives like cotton and linen. It has high tensile strength, it is abrasion resistant, shearing resistant, provides UV protection, it is anti-microbial and gets softer over time, making it an extremely practical material.