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Hemp fibre vs. cotton fibre Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia


Hemp fibre vs Cotton fibre Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia


Hemp fibre vs cotton fibre (ecological factors)


Contents

  • Environmental impact
  • Water footprint average
  • Climate/bioregion
  • Natural enemies
  • Seeds cost
  • Canopy
  • Production per acre
  • Growth rate
  • Leaf area Index
  • Chemical dependency
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Fibre strength
  • Fibre durability
  • Softness properties
  • Thermal properties

Hemp fibre

  • +50% to + 90%
  • 2700 litre per kg
  • Widest variety
  • Few
  • Free
  • Canopy
  • Two times more productive
  • 70-90 days
  • One of the highest of all plants
  • No
  • No
  • No (increase productivity yes)
  • 26 times stronger
  • 10 times longer-lasting
  • Softer than
  • Warmer than

Cotton fibre

  • -50% to -90%
  • + 10000 litres per kg
  • Climate dependent
  • Many
  • Pay (cost)
  • Canopy
  • 2 times less productive
  • 150 to 180 days
  • Much lower
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 26 times weaker
  • 10 times weaker 
  • Less softer 
  • Less warmer 

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