One of the many Uses of Hemp is for clothing, and it’s a much more sustainable crop than cotton. Although cotton harvests more profit than any other non-food crop in the world, it is not efficient when it comes to resource efficiency.
Cotton plants needs approximately 50 percent more water to grow than hemp, more than four times as much water for processing. To make a cotton T-shirt or pair of jeans, it takes the same amount of water that an average person drinks if they live into their nineties. And then there’s the chemicals. Over a third of the world’s insecticides and pesticides are used to grow cotton.
An alternative to cotton is the hemp plant, which has a long list of redeeming benefits. Its natural fibres are easily made into textiles, it’s UV resistant, and it requires very little water to grow.
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