Contributing countries providing footage for Hemp Hemp Hooray!

The Growing Industrial Hemp Market

Romania, Poland, Yugoslavia, Hungry

Pan World Traders serves up organic hemp from Transylvania and prides itself as an

eco-focused socially responsible source for fine hempen products. They work with

Romanian naturally processed fiber. The processes include softening in water and

combing clean with machinery. This preserves the natural integrity of the fiber with its

long molecular structure, providing inherent strength and durability. From field to finish,

garments and accessories, such as hats, bags, and totes, as well as rope, twine, and

other goods are offered through catalogue sales. In all these countries, diverse seed

strains have been developed by small farmers, who for generations have used hemp

as a self-sufficient food and clothing crop. Footage courtesy of Pan World.

Canada is moving into its second year of industrial hemp cultivation. They have

been working through a number of initial difficulties. For example, machinery had to

be adapted for cutting the crop. Many tobacco farmers and small growers are in their

first year. More farmers are offering certified organic this year, which promises to be a

boost to Canada while putting pressure on the United States. In addition to hemp oil,

dehulled hemp seed offers new nutritional possibilities. By-products of the stalk include

hemp logs, building materials and paper.

Kenex, a bulk sales supplier, in SW Ontario focusing on research & production:

hemp food & oils, fiber for textiles, twine, carpet, building materials & core

materials for paper, compost, & animal bedding. No chemical treatments used.

Footage courtesy of Kenex and Joint Hempstock.

China is the largest world producer in hemp textiles (fabric and finished goods),

paper, and seed oil. It has produced industrial hemp for thousands of years

Dong Ping Textile Factory, since 1993, the largest hemp textile enterprise in the

world with over 2600 employees. They produce nearly one hundred kinds of

fabrics including hemp, hemp/silk, hemp/wool, hemp/cotton and other polyester

blends, which they currently export to Europe, the USA, SE Asia and Australia.

Footage courtesy of Dong Ping Textiles & Vigor.

Holland, Germany, Austria

The Hempflax Co. of Holland has perfected machinery for the industrial hemp harvest.

This provides a major infrastructure to the hemp industry. Some of their products

include horse bedding, animal litter, insulation materials, fiber board, pulp, & paper

manufacturing. Germany has developed a wide variety of products, including car

parts, seed oil, solvents, and clothes. Major hemp trade shows have been produced in

Germany. Austria was involved early on with hemp plastics.

Footage courtesy of Hemp Flax Co. & Gero Leson.

France and Spain

France has developed certain very low THC strains of industrial hemp seed for the

world market. They have also had great success with isochanvre, which is made from

the woody core of the hemp plant called “hurds”. It is utilized like cement, concrete,

or plaster because it can be cast or molded. Mixed in a preparation of hurds, lime and

water, it is a very strong but lightweight & insulative compound. These hemp bricks are

an ecologically effective solution offering cost advantages. Spain produces fiber for the

paper and pulping industry. Footage courtesy of Chris Conrad.