When you realize that more than 6,000 liters of water are needed to produce a single pair of jeans, you can only look for solutions. The fast fashion trend is over, the market needs sustainable textiles for the consumer and for the planet. Canadian grown hemp is making a big comeback! Perfectly adapted to the winter climate, the production of textile hemp requires 7 times less water than traditional cotton fabric.

Opting for Textile Hemp





UV Protection


*Potential properties of products made with hemp

From Soil to Fibre

Phase 1: Winter Retting

Canadian grown hemp is left in the field after harvest. During the winter, moisture, light, air, bacteria and fungi allow the stem to dissolve, making it easier to separate the fibers.

Phase 2: Decortication

By mechanical separation, the hemp fibers are detached from the core of the stem. The residues of this step, called shives, are used as home insulation and horse bedding.

Phase 3: Refining

At the end of the dehulling process, a mechanical process removes the dust and the chenevotte in order to obtain clean fibers.

Phase 4: Degumming

This optional step consists in treating the fibre with an alkaline solution to remove the pectin. A degummed fibre allows the production of a finer yarn.

Phase 5: Cotonization

From the clean or degummed fiber, we use carding to separate and untangle the remaining fibre bundles. This phase confers technical characteristics adapted to spinning mill equipment.

We grow eco-friendly textile innovation from field to fibre. We create and transform green textile fibres, right here in Canada.

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Phone : 450-741-8200

E-mail : info@vegetotextiles.com

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