Think of hemp as the sober cousin of cannabis – the two come from the same plant species but hemp has much lower levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
It is also incredibly environmentally-friendly as one of the fastest growing plants in the world and one that requires very little water to harvest, especially when compared to cotton.
Furthermore, for every tonne of hemp produced, 1.63 tonnes of carbon is removed from the air, making hemp a much more effective sequester of carbon dioxide than trees.
Once the fibres have been separated from the long stalk using a process known as retting, it can be spun into thread and woven into a fabric.
This sustainable material is then used to make a wide range of products including clothing and ropes.