Is hemp the next global super-product? We like to think so! While hemp is technically a type of Cannabis sativa plant, and brings with it a history of complex regulation, times are changing, and so is the Australian hemp industry. There is massive growth in demand for hemp seeds, hemp oils and hemp fibre products in Australia, and the Hemp Gallery is here to help.
What to expect in 2021
Hemp products are on the rise, and here are our predictions for the biggest trends in 2021:
The events of 2020 have highlighted a need for locally sourced sustainable products, with a focus on ethical, re-usable and biodegradable items over single use materials. We are proud of our range of products and are committed to helping reduce Australian landfill.
Why support the Hemp industry?
Hemp promises to be one of the fastest growing Australian commercial crops in 2021. With attitudes and legislation changing towards medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD oil), and a growing global demand for hemp products, Australia’s is poised to see an agricultural boom – and we are excited to see this wonderful product get recognition for its extraordinary properties.
Economic and environmental benefits of hemp
Large scale hemp farming has a range of economic and environmental benefits:
- Hemp crops require only 50% of the water used for cotton, reducing both the cost of production and the impact on the land
- No pesticides or insecticides are needed to cultivate Cannabis sativa, meaning there is no impact on indigenous flora and fauna
- Fast growth rates mean quick delivery to market
- Hemp pulls fewer nutrients from the soil, resulting in less land degradation
- Fully biodegradable fabric
- Higher durability means less material waste
Our sustainably sourced hemp products are of the highest quality are suitable for: textiles, food and beverages, personal care and recycling.
Did you know?
Developing hemp products takes tenacity, passion, creativity and artistry. As this is a relatively new commercial industry to Australia, producers are consistently pushing the boundaries of what this fantastic plant can become.
Despite hemp being spun into fibre for thousands of years, its time in the spotlight is only just beginning. At the moment there is no textile industry in Australia for hemp, cotton or wool. Hemp Gallery, with some governmental bodies are making moves to bring the industry back to our shores, after being pushed out in the early 1900’s.
Our hemp fabric products are ethically made in Fairtrade factories using premium organically grown hemp and cotton. We are proud the that production process includes:
- NO harmful pesticides
- NO toxic dyes
- NO child labour
Stay tuned for some incredible hemp additions in 2021. And for those of you who aren’t aware, our best-selling hemp face masks are still available, so grab yours before they disappear.
If you would like some more information about any of our hemp products, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.