1. About Hemp Submarkets

    TEXTILES: The stalk of the hemp plant contains two types of fiber — the outer bast fiber which can be processed into long strands, and the inner woody core, or hurds, which are typically processed into material resembling wood chips. Following the harvest and field retting, a process whereby initial softening...
  2. Day 20 of 31 Hemp Products: Oral Products

    HEMP PRODUCT: Oral Products SUB MARKETS: Dental Hygiene, Toothpaste, Lip Balm Day 20 of our 31 Days of Hemp series proves to be yet another great use for hemp seed oil: oral products. For many of the same reasons it is used in moisturizers and soaps, hemp oil helps to alleviate irritation and inflammation. Usually combined with other natural ingredients like menthol and...
  3. Day 19 of 31 Hemp Products: Food

    HEMP PRODUCT: Food SUB MARKETS: Nutrition, Protein Supplements, Vegan/Vegetarian Day 19 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign contains a variety of yummies to add important nutrients to your diet*: hemp foods. Often made of the seed core , shells , and/or hemp oil, recipes containing hemp are generally rich in essential amino acids, polyunsaturated fats (Omega 3 and Omega 6), fiber...
  4. Day 18 of 31 Hemp Products: Diapers

    HEMP PRODUCT: Diapers SUB MARKETS: Baby care, Undergarments, Absorbent Materials Day 18 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign will please all the green mommies out there: hemp diapers. Although usually blended with cotton for softness and comfort, hemp components boost diaper performance with ~8x the absorbency of cotton. Hemp is also far more pest resistant than cotton, so few (if...
  5. Day 17 of 31 Hemp Products: Hempcrete

    HEMP PRODUCT: Hempcrete SUB MARKETS: Construction, Building Materials, Insulation The bio-composite material highlighted on day 17 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign is another excellent insulator: hempcrete. Unique to all other natural fibers, hemp hurds have high silica content, allowing the woody inner core “shives” to bind well with a lime and water mixture. The resulting material...
  6. Day 16 of 31 Hemp Products: Clothing

    PRODUCT: Clothing SUBMARKETS: Fashion, Textiles   Day 16 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign sheds light on an old, familiar fabric: hemp clothing. Textiles made of hemp fiber are durable and resistant to stretching, holding their shape well throughout the years. Hemp clothing offers a breathable material perfect for multiple seasons (insulating during cold winter...
  7. Day 15 of 31 Hemp Products: Beverages

    HEMP PRODUCT: Beverages SUB MARKETS: Beers, Alcohol, Dairy Substitutes, Energy Drinks For those thirsty for hemp knowledge, day 15 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign might quench your need: hemp beverages. Hemp drinks are often derived from the hemp seed and range form energy drinks to non-dairy milk substitutes to craft ale beers. Milk substitutes made from soaked...
  8. Day 14 of 31 Hemp Products: Cord

    PRODUCT: Hemp Cord SUB MARKETS: Crafts, Packaging, Rope, Yarn Day 14 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign highlights an old, familiar friend to sailors and crafty folks alike: hemp cord. Made of long bast fibers from the plant stalk, individual plies of yarn are spun into strands. One or more strands are then twisted to achieve...
  9. Day 13 of 31 Hemp Products: Varnish

    HEMP PRODUCT: Varnish SUB MARKETS: Treatments, Finishers, Sealants, Paint The product highlighted on day thirteen of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign can be used to protect a variety of surfaces: hemp varnish. With little-to-no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hemp oil is a an environmental and health-friendly base for paints and sealants, often outperforming petroleum-based products. A “drying oil” with natural...
  10. Day 12 of 31 Hemp Products: Fiberboard

    HEMP PRODUCT: Fiberboard SUB MARKETS: Construction, Building Materials, Automotive, Furniture Day twelve of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign highlights a commonly used building material: hemp fiberboard. Compressed hemp hurds and bast fibers offer a greener, more sustainable alternative to traditional wood chip “medium-density fiberboard” or MDF. Long and short hemp fibers can be used to create a...