Patagonia Leads the Charge on Hemp-Based Clothing


  • The environmentally friendly outdoor apparel and gear company Patagonia has been using legally sourced hemp fibers in its clothing since 1997
  • Now that hemp is legal again in the U.S., Patagonia is working to establish a domestic supply of hemp, which could create new American jobs
  • Hemp was criminalized in the U.S. for decades, but the 2018 Farm Bill made industrial hemp legal to be cultivated, sold and transferred across state lines
  • The featured film, “Misunderstood: A Brief History of Hemp in the U.S.,” shows the history of hemp in America, as well as highlights the plant’s many uses
  • Hemp is known as the “plant of 50,000 uses” because every part of it can be repurposed

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