Hemp: the forgotten fibre

Mark Griggs
By Mark Griggs
Updated December 15 2015 - 11:30pm, first published July 27 2014 - 6:00pm
Textiles and Composite Industries’ international marketing director Charles Kovess and managing director Adrian Clarke, Ballan, Victoria, with samples of degummed hemp fibre suitable for spinning and hemp in its raw state.

THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially enormous future for this poor second cousin to today’s cotton textile and oil-based manufacturing products.

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Mark Griggs

Mark Griggs

Journalist

Journalist for The Land at Dubbo.