HEMP PRODUCT: Flags
SUB MARKETS: Artifacts, History, Textiles
The item on display for day 30 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign resonates with patriots and transplants alike: hemp flags. Betsy Ross crafted the first US flag out of hemp cloth and more recently the state of Hawaii and the District of Columbia [Washington DC] erected hemp flags as an homage to deep, yet forgotten, American roots. Twice as durable as cotton, hemp textiles are long lasting and good for outdoor use while natural anti-microbial properties and ultraviolet resistance mean you can raise your hemp flag with environmentally conscious pride.
Other reasons to fly your native colors with hemp cloth:
- Retains dyes
- Carbon sink / negative
- Short maturation life (~4 months)
- Course or soft blends
- Mildew resistant
- UV resistant
VENDORS / MANUFACTURERS
Kentucky Hemp Industries Association [KYHIA] member Growing Warriors have also partnered with Patagonia and Fibershed to produce 50-50 cotton-hemp blended American flags with Kentucky-grown hemp! Stay tuned for more information.