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420 with CNW — Linen vs. Hemp: What Do We Know About These Materials?

Linen and hemp are natural fibers that have been used for various purposes for a long time now. Both fibers have various similarities as well as differences, so let’s discuss them below.

Where do linen and hemp come from?

Fabric from linen is made from the cellulose fibers found in the stalk of the flax plant; hemp fibers are extracted from the stalk of the cannabis sativa plant.

Both fibers have been used for centuries. In particular, hemp has been used to make cloth, fishing nets and even paper.

What are the similarities between the two fibers?

Linen and hemp are both breathable and natural materials; they also feature strong long-lasting fibers. They are also tough fabrics that absorb dyes and moisture easily and soften after washing. Hemp and linen are also biodegradable and possess antibacterial properties. This is in addition to being resistant to mold, mildew and moths.

These fabrics are also known to improve wash after wash and have hollow fibers, which makes them effective insulators suitable for the winter and summer seasons.

Additionally, these fabrics can be blended with other fibers, with the primary negative being that both hemp and linen crease easily.

What are the differences between the two?

In comparison to linen, hemp doesn’t need a lot of maintenance as it becomes soft after it is first washed and gets softer after every additional wash. Hemp is also known to stretch less in comparison to other natural fibers, which makes linen’s elastic recovery better than that of hemp.

Fiber bundles of hemp are longer than those of flax, which many believe is why hemp is stronger in comparison to linen. It is said that hemp is almost eight times stronger than the flax fiber.

In addition to this, hemp is also resistant to UV light, which means that it won’t disintegrate or fade in the sun light. Furthermore, hemp is naturally resistant to pests and is rated among the top-five best crops for biodiversity.

What are some of the fibers’ applications?

Traditionally, linen is used in home textiles such as tablecloths, bedding, lampshades, wall coverings and tea towels. The fabric is also popular in summer fashion, which includes linen dresses, tops, shirts and skirts, which keep individuals airy and cool during the season.

On the other hand, hemp fiber is used as animal feed and building material, as an ingredient in skin care as well as in plastic, biofuel, paper and textiles. Under textiles, the strong fiber has various applications, which include hats, upholstery, shoes, rugs and apparel.

As more companies such as Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) begin manufacturing fabrics out of hemp, the world will have no choice but to embrace this ecofriendly and cost-effective material.

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