Can Hemp Shrink the Garment Industry’s Carbon Footprint?

by Katherine Berjikian

For thousands of years, cannabis has been grown for reasons other than drugs.

George Washington, the first president of the U.S., grew the plant on his farm to make products such as sail canvases and rope.

Today, it’s in sunblock, candles and even cement.

And hemp, a version of cannabis that is grown for industrial purposes, may be able to transform the garment industry, one of the world’s biggest polluters.

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