Hemp Bast Fiber

 

 

Hemp is a yellowish-brown fiber that grows in many parts of the world.

 

 

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Russia, India, Hungary, Romania, and Poland are

 

leading producers of hemp. The fiber resembles

 

flax in appearance but is coarser and harsher. It is

 

strong and lightweight and has very little

 

elongation. Its principal end use is twine, rope, and

 

cordage. Hemp has recently gained popularity as a

 

specialty fiber for the apparel market. It has been used for jeans, shirts, hats, and other

 

items. This unique alternative to cotton or flax has even been used by a noted designer

 

in a tuxedo for men.

 

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