Panda Biotech’s hemp is an simply traceable, US-grown product that provides full visibility and high quality assurance
Pakistan’s vertical denim producer AGI Denim has agreed the primary international manufacturing partnership with Panda Biotech to make use of US-grown industrial hemp that may be tracked and traced again to its American farmers.
The hemp is processed and cottonised at Panda Biotech’s state-of-the-art facility within the United States, the most important within the western hemisphere and believed to be the most important on this planet.
The collaboration permits each corporations and their model companions to determine, monitor and hint the hemp fibre because it strikes alongside the provision chain from uncooked to completed items. They additionally anticipate to be taught extra about how sustainable, hemp-based fibres and supplies can be utilized to create high-quality denim.
“What we found most compelling about this ground-breaking, female-led company is the traceability angle that goes right back to the American farmer,” says Hasan Javed, govt director at AGI Denim.
“Given hemp’s incredibly positive impact on the environment, we strongly believe that it is the future and the way forward. We’re excited to see what innovative new materials will come from this collaboration.”
AGI has already made nice strides in growing revolutionary alternate options to conventional denim manufacturing and processing strategies, together with a Gold Level, Cradle-to-Cradle Certification for its newest hemp-based material materials, Hemp X.
With the corporate’s unique one-year take care of Panda for the Pakistan denim trade, AGI Denim expects to additional scale its use of sustainable uncooked supplies at its new amenities.
Blended with cotton and different fibres, industrial hemp gives a number of environmental advantages, together with the flexibility to soak up extra CO2 per acre than any forest or business crop. It requires a fraction of the water wanted by most main crops, can develop in all kinds of climates and soil sorts, is of course proof against most pests, and grows very tightly spaced – permitting it to “outcompete” most weeds.
Panda Biotech is at the moment growing large-scale, industrial Hemp Gin amenities, the primary of which is situated in Wichita Falls, Texas, and will be operational in March 2022.
The “cottonisation” course of removes the lignin that binds hemp fibres collectively in bundles and “opens” them for additional refinement. Once “cottonised,” the hemp fibre will be blended with different pure or man-made fibres – corresponding to cotton, silk, wool and polyester – and spun into yarns that might be knit or woven into material.