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What's the difference? Flax and hemp linen both come from bast fibre. They are so similar in terms of appearance, breathability, hand-feel and antibacterial properties, that it takes a microscope to tell them apart (you are looking for which way the fibres twist - flax clockwise, hemp anti-clockwise). Hemp is 8x more durable and gets softer with each washBoth are hollow fibres which makes them great insulators and easily able to adapt to all climates. Where hemp excels however, is in its durability being eight times stronger than flax linen. This is because hemp plants grow much taller than flax, meaning less weak points along the thread when it is woven. Hemp therefore withstands more wear and washing without becoming damaged and worn, giving it the longest shelf-life of any natural fibre whilst still being 100% biodegradable. Hemp can be grown pesticide-free Not only is hemp a taller growing plant, it produces 600% more fibre than flax on the same amount of land and unlike flax it is resistant to both weeds and insects so no pesticides are needed in its cultivation. Hemp is a better choice for sustainability Hemp also enriches the soils as it grows and attracts biodiversity (bees love it) whereas flax depletes the soil and requires crop rotation to maintain soil richness. While both linens are excellent for bedding (and clothing), hemp is the far more UV, mould and mildew resistant making it ultimately the more environmentally-friendly choice. Get the sleep of your dreams GOOD is a sustainable clothing and homewares label that champions natural hemp fabrics. Our collections are Australian designed and made to order, using zero waste techniques and certified OEKO-TEX dyes with 100% natural hemp fabrics.
Hemp does not need organic certification because it is a naturally pest- and disease-resistant crop. Hemp does not require the use of pesticides or herbicides, which are often used in conventional agriculture to control pests and diseases. This makes hemp a more sustainable and environmentally friendly crop to grow.
Organic certification is a process that verifies that a product has been produced in accordance with certain standards, such as the use of organic farming practices. However, hemp does not need to be certified organic because it is already grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides.
The cultivation of hemp is a sustainable practice that can help to improve soil quality and reduce erosion. Hemp is also a renewable resource that can be replanted and harvested year after year.
Hemp is a versatile crop that can be used to make a wide variety of products, including textiles, paper, biofuel, and even food. Hemp is a valuable crop for the economy and the environment, and it does not need to be certified organic to be a sustainable and environmentally friendly crop.
The earliest evidence of hemp cultivation in Australia dates back to 1788, when the First Fleet of British convicts arrived in Sydney. Hemp was one of the crops that was brought with the First Fleet, and it was soon being grown by the convicts and settlers.
Hemp cultivation in Australia continued to grow in the 19th century. Hemp was used to make a wide variety of products, including sails, rope, and clothing. Hemp was also used to make paper, which was the most common writing material until the invention of the printing press.
In the early 20th century, the rise of synthetic fibres such as cotton and polyester led to a decline in the use of hemp for textiles. However, hemp continued to be used for other purposes, such as making rope and paper.
In the late 20th century, there was a renewed interest in hemp due to its sustainability and environmental benefits. Hemp is a very sustainable crop. It requires very little water and fertiliser to grow, and it can be grown on a variety of soils. Hemp also helps to improve soil quality and reduce erosion.
Hemp is also a very environmentally friendly crop. It does not require pesticides or herbicides, and it does not produce any harmful emissions. Hemp is also a renewable resource, which means that it can be replanted and harvested year after year.
As a result of its sustainability and environmental benefits, hemp is becoming increasingly popular in Australia. There are now a number of hemp businesses operating in Australia, and the demand for hemp products is growing.
The prohibition of hemp in Australia began in the early 20th century. At the time, there was a growing concern about the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The Australian government decided to ban all cannabis plants, including hemp.
The prohibition of hemp has had a number of negative consequences. It has made it difficult for farmers to grow hemp, and it has limited the availability of hemp products. The prohibition has also made it more difficult for researchers to study the potential benefits of hemp.
In recent years, there has been a growing movement to legalise hemp in Australia. There are a number of reasons why people support the legalisation of hemp. Hemp is a sustainable crop that can help to reduce pollution. It is also a versatile crop that can be used to make a wide range of products.
The legalisation of hemp would have a number of benefits for Australia. It would create jobs, boost the economy, and reduce pollution. It would also make it easier for researchers to study the potential benefits of hemp.
The Future of Hemp in Australia
The future of hemp in Australia looks very bright. Hemp is a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and versatile crop that has a wide range of uses. As the demand for hemp products continues to grow, the hemp industry in Australia is expected to continue to grow as well.
Here are some of the potential benefits of hemp for Australia:
Hemp can help to reduce Australia's reliance on imported cotton and polyester.
Hemp can help to improve soil quality and reduce erosion.
Hemp can help to create jobs and boost the economy.
Hemp can help to reduce Australia's carbon footprint.
The movement to legalise hemp in Australia is gaining momentum. There are a number of organisations working to legalise hemp, and there is growing public support for legalisation. It is likely that hemp will be legalised in Australia in the near future. Through government incentives trial crops are being farmed to work out strong strains and have them ready for growing crops at commercial scale.
What's the difference? Flax and hemp linen both come from bast fibre. They are so similar in terms of appearance, breathability, hand-feel and antibacterial properties, that it takes a microscope to...