Commonly called bast fiber, which refers to the fibers that grow on the outside of the plant’s stalk, raw hemp fiber is one of the most valuable parts of the hemp plant.
The hemp plant gets its strength and durability from bast fibers.
These fibers can be from 3 feet up to 15 feet long, running the entire length of the plant.
During processing the fibers may be cut into shorter pieces.
The hemp may naturally be creamy white, brown, gray, black or green depending on the process used to remove the fiber from the stem.
There are many uses for hemp fiber from animal bedding to hempcrete bricks and plastic composites of all kinds!