Hemp fiber valued for its sustainability

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[Fourth in a series of recaps on industry developments in 2021]

From textiles to plastics to makeup, applications for hemp fiber are quickly multiplying as innovative startups and forward-looking legacy producers around the world seek out more sustainable materials. Textile makers see hemp as a perfect solution to the environmental challenges presented by polluting and water-intensive cotton. Technology to harvest hemp for fiber and to prepare it for use in existing production supply chains continues to advance, with China and India offering the most promise for large-scale production. Stories about hemp fiber most popular among HempToday readers this year were:

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