What is SHEMP™?
The SHEMP™ brand is an innovative mix of nature’s cleverest renewables, wool and hemp fiber, resulting in a USA produced worsted textile yarn with unique performance, appearance, and environmental properties. The innovative idea of combining wool and hemp versus the more common cotton and hemp, has been validated by experts at multiple levels.
Hemp and wool are complimentary in terms of environmental impact. Both require little or no chemical influence to be productive (pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics) as opposed to the chemical used to grow cotton.
The inherent fiber characteristics of hemp are like wool, that is that moisture vapor transport characteristics are similar. In comparison cotton does not do this, it absorbs water.
The SHEMP™ Promise
Our SHEMP™ promise ensures that all our raw materials will be sustainably sourced and processed in the USA delivering greater social and environmental responsibility throughout the industrial system and the ability to support circularity through regeneration of SHEMP™ yarn after the lifespan of the garment.
Our usage of SHEMP™ as our brand identity and spokesperson will consistently reflect the following attributes:
Development of new uses and products for wool and hemp textiles using this renewable blend of fibers for both commercial and government customers.
Ensure that the production of SHEMP™ enables economic growth throughout the USA supply chain including wool and hemp growers, processors and manufacturers.
Shemp contributes to the creation of a new USA textile industry joining wool and hemp to satisfy the identified need for sustainable long-term grassroots solutions to retain a balanced ecosystem.
With both suppliers and customers as our partners, we will build a resilient disciplined performance-management and relationship-benefiting tracking system across the chain.
SHEMP™ Yarn… a blend of nature’s cleverest renewables. Available mid-2021.