Hemp Bast Fiber



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




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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