Softly bedded. On a hemp pillow
This pillow is filled with sturdy, durable hemp fibers. Combed several times and processed into a dense, cushioning fleece, they provide a soft support with medium support, yet the pillow models well to the neck and head. Thanks to its temperature- and moisture-regulating properties, hemp can be used in both summer and winter. In particular, its ability to absorb a great deal of moisture and quickly release it again ensures a pleasant sleeping climate. However, as a hollow fiber that stores heat-insulating air inside, hemp can also keep you warm and is therefore just as comfortable in winter.
Please note that the hemp pillow cannot be washed. Regular beating and airing is usually sufficient, because hemp fibers are characterized by a very smooth surface and do not contain proteins such as keratin or lanolin, which is why they are naturally dirt-repellent, antimicrobial and antistatic - properties that are generally positive in our hemp bedding, also because this makes them suitable for allergy sufferers. For the ticking, soft, skin-friendly and breathable cotton sateen is used, which is densely woven from organic cotton and is impermeable to any fibers.
Old yet modern. Hemp
Hemp, along with flax and nettle, is one of our oldest useful and cultivated plants. Until the 19th century, they were important raw materials for the clothing industry, for ropes, ropes, sailcloth and much more. With the industrial revolution and the triumph of cotton, the robust fiber plants lost importance, but as rapidly renewable, natural raw materials they already score points during cultivation and harvesting and are therefore among the most sustainable materials today.
For example, hemp requires significantly less water than cotton. Hemp is frugal and pest-resistant, so there is no need to use herbicides, insecticides or synthetic fertilizers either during cultivation or during harvesting and processing. With its large root system, the deep-rooted plant ensures good soil loosening, which has a positive effect on soil rigidity. And hemp suppresses wild weed growth, which benefits crops grown later in the rotation. But even as a monoculture, hemp can be grown on the same land for several years without any problems thanks to its self-tolerance.
Finally, hemp as a textile is also superior to cotton in many properties: Resistance and wear resistance of the long, tear-resistant fibers are significantly better, which is why even sailcloth used to be made from hemp. Even today, extraction and processing are very costly, but thanks to new processes it is now possible to spin very fine, uniform yarns from the rather rough hemp fiber bundles, as required for clothing and bedding. The use as filling for bedding, on the other hand, is relatively new.
Until 1996, the cultivation of commercial hemp was prohibited in Germany; since then, the share of local and also European hemp production has been increasing, but it is far from being able to meet the strongly increased demand. The majority of processed hemp fiber therefore comes from China.
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