Bast Hemp Certifications and Transparency

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Fiber Content: NON-GMO Sustainable Industrial Hemp grows without the need of harmful herbicides and pesticides; hemp is planted in dense crops not allowing sun light to penetrate, which reduces weed growth by 95%, eliminating the need for herbicides. No pesticides are used due to the inherent properties contained in the plant itself. Hemp is commonly used as a companion crop bordering family gardens as a deterrent to insects and infestations. Hemp is an ideal rotation crop due to its long taproot structure that helps retain topsoil, while also replenishing soil quality due to the natural leaf composting that regenerates vital elements in the soil. Hemp does not require irrigation unlike other natural fibers. The unique inherent characteristics of the fiber of hemp have the additional ability to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, making it the ideal “fiber for our future. ™” As a result of the above, hemp does not require organic growing certification. Market demand has pushed us to now have Certified Organic Hemp.
Anti-Microbial Properties: Naturally Inherent throughout the plant
UV Factor: SPF 15
Infrared Resistant: Yes
Origin: China EARTH” and other global locations.
Growing Practices: Companion planting, bio- organics small coops of family farms, large commercially grown. Industrial Hemp as historically grown, seed is broadcasted, approx. 120 plants per square meter. Planted densely to allow the plant to grow reaching towards the sun which prevents branching. The high-density planting prevents the sun from penetrating, which prevents weeds. Minimal water consumption is needed until the plant has grown enough to prevent sun penetration, which allow the soil to stay moist.
Harvesting: Manpower, the leaf is removed from the stalk and left in the fields to biodegrade and replenish vital nutrients to the soil. Modern day harvest machinery swath cuts stalk to stand in a tepee formation to dry.
Employment Numbers: Countless family farms throughout the region grow hemp, adding value to their current agricultural products.
Transport: Brought to a central location to be delivered to the factory.
Processing: Many 1st step methods can be used: Submerge hemp stalk in man made water ponds for retting process (the removal of bark from woody core) sun dried; the fibrous skin is then hand pealed and baled for transportation to the fiber processing factory
Degumming Ribbon Fiber: Degumming is required to remove the cellulose and lignin that are contained in ribbons of pealed bark. Effluent waters (plant sludge) are filtered using a government approved purification system mandated by the Chinese government under an environmental policy implemented in 1995 requiring all effluent factory water to be purified via a government approved purification system located at the factory thus creating a closed loop system. When visiting we can see firsthand the various pools for cleaning as it works it’s way down to the final stage, where you can drink the crystal clear water.
Fiber preparation: Fiber is mechanically carded separating the short and long fiber. Short fiber is used in the blendi blending of yarns with organic cotton, while long fiber stands alone.
Certifications: All Cotton and all Hemp is certified organically grown by Control Union according to the NOP National Organic Program and GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard certification. It is not possible to certify a garment to be organic, it is only the fiber from a plant that can be certified, like food products. Fiber is from a plant that can be certified if required, such as for the growing practices of cotton due to the harmful amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Other certifications for our COTTON YARNS are “Global Organic Textile Standard” GOTS for the processing of fibers from certified organic agriculture. SBP® Sustainable Biodegradable Products PIT Product Information Transparency; Organic 100 content Standard Organic Blended
Yarns/ Spinning: Ring spun, wet spun, open end, dry spun.
Weaving Sizing Agents: Potato Starch is used as a sizing agent on the warps to make the yarns smoother for weaving.
Factory Conditions: ISO 9001:2000, 25 workers or more requires ACFTU China Federation of Trade Unions
Factory Effluent Water: 14year government policy- All water must go through purification by approved government purification system. Closed Loop process. Research: China’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) System
Factory Workers Benefits:
Housing: Factory provides apartments to workers that they will own at retirement, which is a similar form to the American Social Security System.
Daycare: Provided by factory
Hospitals: Clinic provided by factory which is mandatory by the Chinese government. Government requires all factories to pay 75%, employee pays 25%
Schools: All factory workers children attend 6 years primary school, 3 years middle school, on factory site.
Factory Benefits: Transportation to factory provided by factory, 6hr days with hour lunch, half days on Saturday during holiday production season, one cooked lunch, Paid approximately $700. USD per month; Paid National Holidays Total 91 days per year. 98 days paid maternity leave. One hour fully- paid for breast feeding up to 1 year. Retirement age is 55 years.
Community: Building requirements mandate that all water is solar heated. Our factory provides community activities such as talent shows, karaoke, theater, and wedding ceremonies. The President of the factory is loved and respected by his community of workers.
Bleaching: Peroxide
Softener: Cationic, which is a water soluble.
Dyes: Fiber reactive low impact dyes used for 100% Hemp, Hemp/ Organic Cotton Testing: Fire rating Cal 117, NFPA 701, Martindale Abrasion ASTM D-4966, Seam Slippage ASTM D-1683, Tensile Strength ASTM D-5034-08, Color Fastness AATCC16, Pilling Resistance ASTM D-3512

  • Fabric Tests = Have been performed on many of our fabrics. All fabrics meet the required fire requirements:
  • Cal-117 
  • MSDS= Material Safety Data Sheet
  • VOC= Volatile Organic Compound
  • SBP® Sustainable / Biodegradable Products, considers corporate responsibility and PIT: 
  • Product Information Transparency to be an essential part of any company or product. 
  • Manual labor has a social aspect, creates jobs, and has a low carbon footprint.

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