Over the last few years there has been enormous growth in the hemp industry worldwide and the myriad of uses for hemp seem endless. The majority of these uses relate to the fibre, flower or seed. What is left once these have been taken is the broken woody core of the hemp plant. This hemp ‘shiv’, as it is known, is an inescapable by-product of the hemp industry and currently has quite limited options for use or disposal. It can be used for animal bedding, burnt as a fuel source, or used as the main constituent of a natural insulative building material called hempcrete. Continue reading "Why we should build with Hempcrete"
Hemp was probably the earliest plant cultivated for textile fibre, a remnant was discovered in ancient Mesopotamia dating back to 8,000 BC. Continue reading "Hemp Fabrics"
One of the most popular discussions within the media during the start of 2018 has been that of plastic. Continue reading "The Future of Plastics – Hemp?"