Hemptech designs innovative natural and sustainable textiles for the Australasian soft furnishing and interior design industry.
Hemptech is passionate about creating fabrics of the highest standard and this is reflected in our reputation for outstanding product and service.
The World's environment and the impact Hemptech and our customers have on the ecology of our fragile ecosystem is of real concern to us. Hemptech is committed to sustainability and best environmental practice within all aspects of its business, and those of our suppliers and customers.
Growth and Production
Linen and Hemp have been grown for thousands of years providing warmth, protection, and comfort. Hemp requires absolutely no chemical sprays at all during its growing cycle. Linen also grows well with minimal chemicals used in its production and requires significantly less than most other textile fibre crops. Linen and Hemp fields do not require additional irrigation other than that supplied by nature.
Fields of Linen and Hemp are gentle on the land and fit seamlessly into modern crop rotation cycles. Harvesting and processing Linen and Hemp fibre uses very little energy and does not harm the environment. All Hemptech's Linen and Hemp is processed using the environmentally friendly dew-retting method.
Spinning & Weaving
The spinning and weaving of Linen and Hemp has very little impact on the environment. Hemptech's weaving mills are constantly investing in new equipment and production methods, to reduce the need for energy and water and are eliminating or recycling most of the waste.
Bleaching & Dyeing
All bleaching and dyeing of Hemptech yarn and fabric conforms to strict European E.E.C environmental standards. Hemptech's mills are some of the most advanced available in Europe and have invested heavily to process all waste water using state of the art biological water-recycling plants.
All dyes used in Hemptech's fabrics comply with the strict European REACH-regulations. Hemptech fabrics are 100% chloride free and are bleached by the environmentally sound alternative peroxide.
Our printed fabric is produced using high quality water based printing inks which provide high performance to add to the lifespan of the product. It is not yet possible to print with natural inks and still achieve an acceptable product lifespan.
Recycling & Cradle to grave
Once Linen and Hemp fabrics have reached the end of their useful life they can then be recycled into paper products or insulation materials. Hemptech ships all its fabric cutting waste to the Paper Mill, a company dedicated to recycling waste fibre products into beautiful recycled paper gift items. www.papermill.co.nz