Premium hemp products for a healthier world
One of our core values as a business is to protect our natural environment and our customers.
That’s why we use hemp to create our products – one of the most sustainable and versatile materials. Hemp has the ability to transform industries that are harming our environment and natural resources. With every purchase from Emerald Sun Farms, you are supporting healthy communities and a healthy planet.
The History of Hemp
From the earliest societies to the industrial age, hemp was used as a global commodity. After all, the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. The cannabis plant, including both hemp and marijuana, was banned in the United States in 1937- even though hemp is not psychoactive.Without hemp on the market, other industries were able to grow enormously. These industries, including pesticides, plastics, paper, are responsible for enormous pollution to our natural environment. Currently, 12.7 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year, and the paper industry accounts for 26% of solid waste in landfills. Pesticide use has introduced toxins into our food that jeopardizes the health of our communities, families, and children. It’s time for a safer solution.For the first time in 80 years, hemp can be farmed as a crop again. This law has opened the doors to thousands of markets and products that can be made safely, sustainably, with only a fraction of the cost and resources.
Sustainability of Hemp
Every part of the hemp plant is useful – the flower, seeds, core, and stem. Hemp products can be recycled, reused, and are 100% biodegradable. Hemp has unique properties that make hemp a cost-effective, widely applicable solution to the issues our planet faces today.
Cotton fabrics use a quarter of the worlds pesticides and require 5,000 gallons of water to product 2 pounds of fabric. Hemp takes half the land and 10% of the water to produce the same amount, which could have incredible implications for our textile industry.
Hemp can be harvested up to four times per year because it grows rapidly while using only a fraction of the land compared to other crops. For example, to produce paper, it takes 4 acres and 20 years to make the pulp. For paper made from hemp, it requires 1 acre and 3 months to make the same amount.
Hemp requires little to no pesticides or herbicides, resulting in products that are safe for us and the environment. Our hemp products are also organic – we go above and beyond to provide you the safest and highest quality CBD.
Large scale hemp farms, like ours, have the potential to greatly reduce carbon emissions. Hemp removes significantly more carbon from the air per acre compared to other crops. For every 1 ton of hemp produces, 1.62 tons of carbon dioxide are removed from the atmosphere.
Hemp naturally kills bacteria, meaning that fabrics made from hemp are cleaner and safer for us compared to traditional cotton or synthetic polyester.
Hemp fiber is incredibly strong, but still degradable through composting. Hemp has been recommended as an alternative to fiberglass and plastic, meaning it can greatly reduce pollution rates while still providing high quality products.
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