woven hemp for interior applications
Hemp is a so called bast fibre and is made from the stems of the hemp plant (cannabis sativa). It is one of the oldest fibres used for textile production. Especially during the Middle Ages, before cotton became a mass product and conquered the European markets, hemp was one of the most used and popular natural fibres. Even in the beginning of the twentieth century it was grown all over Europe, but today the market is dominated by Chinese hemp. To this day it remains a highly valued natural product that is applied in fashion, interior design but because of it’s strength also in bio-composites.