With all of us as de facto caretakers of this planet, we at Hemp Copenhagen believe sustainability in anything we do and produce is neccessary for preserving the planet – and ourselves. Preserving us as a species, as a civilisation, for our own good and for the good of our children. For the good of the nature, plants and animals that surround us. Here are a the main figures concerning hemp´s CO2-absorbtion and basic use of ressourcers vs. cotton:
Hemp fields absorb 22-44 tonnes of CO2 per hectare (at one or two crops a year) or 3,7 kg CO2 per kg fibre produced. Cotton only absorbs 5 tonnes CO2 per hectare or 1,7 kg CO2 per kg fibre. Hemp requires 1,1 m2 land per kg fibre, cotton 3,4 m2. Cotton needs about 10.000 litres of water per kg fibre. Average rainfall takes care of 5.000 l, leaving a need for irrigation of 5.000 litres per kg cotton fibre. Hemp only needs about 2.000 litres of water per kg fibre, which, normally, is easily accommodated by natural rainfall.
So, if you buy 1 kg of hemp textile products instead of 1 kg of cotton textile, the planet saves 2,0 kg CO2, 2,2 m2 land (that could be used for food production) and 5.000 liter irrigated water... Learn more
From sustainable cultivation to Sustainable Luxury...
Sustainability is a matter of how we use finite resources, recycle, minimise waste and man-made greenhouse gasses, so we improve habitability. It is also a matter of ethics, science and common sense. Many smart solutions towards a sustainable and even good existence are handed to us by Nature.
How have we incorporated sustainablity in our business and even labeled it "Sustainable Luxury"? Learn more: