Fashions & Textiles

Ahead for the industry: Fiber and food, sure, but hemp will be relegated to a ‘specialty crop’

[Last of three parts] Despite the cloud that has descended over U.S. Hemp, a dwindled number of hearty survivors are…

July 29, 2022

U.S. Army seeks information on hemp for use in camouflage sniper uniforms

The U.S. Army is exploring hemp and jute as raw materials for camouflage uniforms used by its snipers. The Army…

July 11, 2022

A Nike classic made of hemp

Nike is expected to soon release a model of its Blazer Mid ’77 shoe in a hemp weave, with a…

January 30, 2022

Hemp fiber valued for its sustainability

[Fourth in a series of recaps on industry developments in 2021] From textiles to plastics to makeup, applications for hemp…

December 30, 2021

‘Hemp surging as an environmental alternative to other fibers’

INTERVIEW: A 31-year veteran of the hemp industry, Lawrence Serbin is president of California-based Hemp Traders, which he founded in…

December 14, 2021

New harvester yields hemp fiber suitable for flax processing lines

Belgian custom equipment maker Hyler BV has introduced a new hemp harvester that gives flax farmers an additional crop option…

November 12, 2021

Hemp included in New York program backing fiber production

Hemp is now included in a New York state program aimed at supporting fiber-based textiles. A new law put hemp,…

July 30, 2021

Pakistani denim maker looks to Texas for cottonized fiber

Pakistani denim maker Artistic Garment Industries (AGI) said it has entered a one-year deal with Panda Biotech of Texas for…

April 23, 2021

European Commission sets first public session on hemp

The European Commission has set a first-ever public event dedicated specifically to market opportunities in industrial hemp. Commission officials, national…

April 22, 2021

Italian ‘eco-leather’ is new use for dust from hemp fiber

Italian developers have introduced Napee, an "eco-leather" textile containing hemp waste powder that does not use toxic solvents in the…

April 19, 2021