Want to know everything you can do with hemp? We will get to that in a minute but first, let us look at the basics.
What is hemp?
According to Wikipedia:
Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest-growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 50,000 years ago.
The fibers of hemp have been used for centuries to manufacture clothes, bags, shoes, paper, building materials, and for insulation purposes. It can also be used as food. They now also use hemp oil in the cosmetic and medical industry because it has multiple usage. This plant is one of the safest, organic, and economic plants that can be used for ecological and environmental sustainability.
The top 5 uses for hemp fibers:
1. Clothes or textiles
Since ancient times they used it to make textiles because it is not only easily available but readily cultivable. It is cheaper than most textiles that are obtained organically and way more ecologically sustainable than those synthesized chemically. The fabric you get from it is good for people that have sensitive skin because it won’t cause a rash.
This fabric is very workable, and you can use it for a lot of things even in the contemporary world.
2. building material
When it comes to building material, it is the better option for the following reasons:
- It is cheaper
- It is a better material, when it comes to insulation purposes, because not only are you saving money, but you are also saving the environment and biodiversity.
3. To make shoes
I know this sounds crazy, but it has been used to make shoes that are not only comfortable but durable too. Designers have tried other options like using rubber or even plastic but it’s fibers are a way better option.
They are ready when you need them as they are growing in abundance in the wild. Even when they are cultivated as an industrial crop, when it comes to production it is considerably low and does not harm the fauna and flora plant.
4. Hemp to make paper
When it comes to it’s usage the making of paper is the most basic one. Paper has been historically produced from plants and now they recycle paper. By using it’s fiber to make paper we are eliminating the problem of our planet being impacted negatively by cutting down the trees.
5. To make ropes or cords
Because Hemp fibers have good tensile strength it can be used to make ropes and cords.
In the past, they have tried coconut and jute fibers to create biodegradable ropes but still, nothing works as well as the fibers does. Don’t think that ropes usage is just to tie things or to hang things up, no, they have been used to create ornate artifacts in the past. In today’s world, the usage of hemp to create sustainable materials are becoming more popular.
There you have it guys, who would have thought that hemp has so many uses. Which of the uses above did you know about? Let us know.