Year in Review: Production capacity, awareness growing for products made from hemp fiber

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[Third in a series of the most popular stories on HempToday in 2023

Global fiber hemp production by volume is currently running at the same level it reached in 1961 but those fields take up far less land with far greater efficiency, resulting in higher yields. With restrictions on long-stigmatized industrial hemp being lifted around the world and increased awareness of hemp fiber products, production capacity is growing. While a few entrepreneurs in Europe and USA have made a lot of noise, Asia is the source of most textiles, and is likely to continue to lead the hemp textile subsector – especially China. By category, hemp fiber was the third most popular topic among HempToday readers in 2023. Here are the top stories:

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